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Apple all the way for me. Although I do have Windows on my Mac via both Bootcamp and Parallels, plus my TV and my TiVo Stream 4K have Android operating systems. I just don't have it on my phone.
 
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Primarily Apple but I do have a couple Windows machines around for software that require it. I ran Windows in VMWare for a few years but finally gave up. Just needed some stuff to work and sometimes the VMs did not.
 
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Windows 11 is great. I prefer Android, my work phone is an iPhone 12 and I don't see the appeal.
 
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PC: Switched to Ubuntu Linux about 6 years ago after Microsoft pushed Windows 10 on me and clobbered my working system. Never looked back; its a fantastic OS.
Android: For personal use I have a 2012 Samsung Galaxy S3 running a custom, de-Googled ROM.

Proofreading my post is has become apparent that I have trust issues. lol
 
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Primarily Apple but I do have a couple Windows machines around for software that require it. I ran Windows in VMWare for a few years but finally gave up. Just needed some stuff to work and sometimes the VMs did not.
Have you tried Parallels? Works pretty well for me. Keep in mind a very small amount of programs won't work on a virtual machine. If you have an Intel Mac you could also try Bootcamp for using Windows.
 
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Have you tried Parallels? Works pretty well for me. Keep in mind a very small amount of programs won't work on a virtual machine. If you have an Intel Mac you could also try Bootcamp for using Windows.

I got tired of software mismatches between the Mac, and VMWare and Windows. I just bought an inexpensive Windows laptop and don't worry about it any more. This was primarily to run Quicken and Calman.
 
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I'm PC, Windows 10 or 11, can't keep track ....
Android cell phone, started with Samsung 3, now with a 10 for at least another year.

No need for Apple.
 
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I got tired of software mismatches between the Mac, and VMWare and Windows. I just bought an inexpensive Windows laptop and don't worry about it any more. This was primarily to run Quicken and Calman.
All I can say is is that Parallels runs A LOT better than VMWare Fusion, but if you have an Intel based Mac, Bootcamp is the way to go.
 
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Linux by choice but some Windows in there for software availability (i.e. tax software). I only upgrade Windows when the software I want to run absolutely demands it.

MacOS is like an older version of Linux and popular software title availability isn't a whole lot better than Linux.

I don't like the OS company telling me what hardware I can run their software on.
 
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The only copy of Windows 10 I have is running on a Mac Mini that got hit by lightning at my in-Laws’. The on-board HDMI and Ethernet got zapped, but the Mini-DVI/Thunderbolt 2 ports still work for those functions. It takes a kickin’ and keeps on tickin’!

macOS on the other three Macs: MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, and 5K Retina iMac.

When I was Folding, I was using Ubuntu 18.04, I believe. Now running Lubuntu on a small appliance for CUPS.

iPhone 13 for me, iPhone XS for Mrs. Foxbat, iPad Gen 9 for me and previous Gen iPad Air for her. She has an Apple Watch Series 4, I’m still on the fence.
 
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Windows 11 is great. I prefer Android, my work phone is an iPhone 12 and I don't see the appeal.
I actually managed to bypass the TPM 2.0 requirement for Windows 11 on Bootcamp on my Mac.
 
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