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Since Apple moved from PowerPC architecture to Intel architecture, Macs and PCs have become more and more alike. Did you know that you can install Windows on a Macintosh computer? Or Linux OS? Using the Mac OS Boot Camp Assistant, you can install a Windows on a partition of the Mac hard disk. You can even use Mac OS, Windows OS, and other OS concurrently, with the aid of Parallels Desktop or VMware virtualization software. Click here to learn more

Announcing Mac-Win.net, a network for those that bridge the worlds of Macintosh and Windows, and more. There are articles about performance upgrades and the latest in computer support, including migrating from Windows to Macintosh.

The first computer that I owned was an Apple II. When the IBM PC came out in 1983, I was one of the first to buy that, with a whopping big 20 MB external hard disk. I was one of the first purchasers of the Apple Macintosh, in 1984, and have had a succession of happy Mac experiences. I had lots of experiences with other early computers, that are now long gone. I used to be Assistant Manager of ComputerLand, which was one of the first retail computer stores. So, I always had access to lots of computers.

This site was created to be a resource for those people that need to access both the Macintosh and Windows world. Mac-Win will grow to include more devices like tablets and smartphones. Articles will include tips and shortcuts in the use of current popular operating systems and the many peripherals that can be attached like digital cameras, mics, iPods, iPhones, Android devices and other accessories.

 

I know the dance of one-foot-in-the-past and one-foot-in-the-future computing… I travel with my MacBookPro Retina, macOS Sierra – with Final Cut Pro X and Final Cut Pro 7, Microsoft Office Suite, Parallels Desktop, etc. I do production work and editing on my Mac Pro, macOS Yosemite – with the Adobe Premiere CS 6 Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, etc. – and have to keep the production machine on the older OS. Keeping your software investment is a challenge when OS updates sometimes render programs unusable. I am starting to get into OS alternatives too, like installing free Ubuntu Linux on an older Mac or Windows laptop – to give it an entirely new life. I have also been using Parallels Desktop on the Mac, virtually running Windows and Ubuntu Linux partitions. Linux has most of the equivalent software apps of Mac or Windows, without the cost. I will be posting more discussions on tech decisions like this on Facebook and here at http://mac-win.net