Messing around with computers. November 26, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
A while ago I installed virtual box on my iMac and ran Windows 98, mostly to be able to play Civilization II. That worked up to a point, though I found Microsofts Close Combat a better game to play. Then recently encountering some problems with a site it struck me that it would be no harm to have either Linux or a more recent version of Windows installed.
So off to Ubuntu I went, first booting it up from a formatted usb and then installing it in Virtual Box. I’ve got to admit it’s a lovely OS, though I’d question the horror of installing applications when ones (my) grasp of command line interface languages is rudimentary at best.
Anyhow, next stop boot camp and when I’ve saved up some money I’m going to get Windows and install it on the Mac. Of course this means that it’s not possible to run the systems side by side, but I’m not that fussed, I’ve worked in joint PC and Mac environments for years, and frankly I’m interested in having access to PC game titles – Deus Ex most obviously.
But what is striking to me is how enjoyable this is. There’s no huge purpose, but it’s like a particularly knotty mathematical problem and there’s a sort of odd achievement in working out how to do x and y and z.
Any tips from those who are more familiar with this or these areas? And anyone install Windows using Boot Camp?