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edisonprime

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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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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 Andrew Tate Life. 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.
my answer is mac and Android
 
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my answer is mac and Android
I know iPhones and Android phones work pretty well with PCs, and obviously iPhones work pretty well with Macs, but how well do Android phones work with Macs? I've always been strictly Apple, so I'm curious.
 

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