Posted 8/22/2020 15:01 (#8450151 - in reply to #8448986) Subject: RE: New Computer
I have never had a need to run Windows apps, but know Mac users who do. Some use Parallels, some have dual boot setups. I've never heard any of them complain about Parallels. But if you have the drive space available, it is not a difficult task at all to partition the drive and install Windows on another partition to boot right into it. Disk Utility is included with MacOS and is dead simple to use. Just have to remember to format the partition to work with Windows. MacOS has moved on to much, much better formats that are way more secure and efficient than Windows still uses and they are not compatible.
Apple is moving full steam toward ditching Intel and going with their own chips. The day is coming soon when the option to dual boot into Windows or Mac is coming to a close. With the mobile revolution and Microsoft missing that boat, Windows is quickly becoming a figment of tech's imaginations and I have not seen any complaining about this move by Apple out "there". I suspect that will not be the case "in here" though. But the handwriting is on the wall. These Ag companies really, REALLY need to get with the program and produce software that is compatible by the hardware people want to use, and that is not ancient boxes sitting on our desks nor touch tablets running software meant for those boxes that is nearly unusable with your finger. Most are predicting that within about three years, all Macs will be running Apple processors and software between the desktops and iPads/iPhones will have reached a singularity. MacOS 11.0 design changes are a step in that direction.