Iâ€™ve been supporting the accounting needs of mac users for quite some time. Until last week, I was using my mac mini to help those clients. I foolishly bought a mac mini because I already had a pc laptop and, like it or not, most accounting is done on the pc platform.Â And I didnâ€™t want to spend the money fully transition.
Last week, a windows update corrupted my computer. I donâ€™t know whatâ€™s wrong with it. It has numerous issues and Iâ€™ll have to reinstall the operating system (man, I hate Vista). To get up and running quickly, I transitioned to the mac mini.
I LOVED it (except being chained to my desk and only having one monitor). I said â€œto heck with the budget, I NEED a MacBookâ€. Seriously. I know, Iâ€™m an accountant. I reason that Iâ€™m much more efficient on one machine rather than two. Plus cut and paste between the virtual machine and the mac is awesome!
Iâ€™m all set up on the new machine and loving it. Iâ€™m running 3 computers on one machine to solve all of my clientsâ€™ needs. Hereâ€™s the run down:
- MacBook: QuickBooks for Mac 2007, 2009, MYOB AccountEdge 2008, 2009
- Virtual Machine (Parellels/Windows XP): QuickBooks Premier Accountant 2009 (with numerous other years available, if the need arises)
- Real Time Data: Hosted Windows QuickBooks desktop, currently running QuickBooks 2008 & 2009Â (this works better on my mac, than it did on my PC)
- Of course, QuickBooks online too.
Yes, Iâ€™m still working in Windoze a lot.Â I canâ€™t get around that, but at least Iâ€™m working on my Mac as much as possible.