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Do You Share Your Home Computer With Your Significant Other?

Do You Share Your Home Computer?

PC means personal computer, and most people I know do have their own personal computer. In fact, it's a rarity if a household doesn't have at least one computer these days. But personally, having the job that I have, and with my boyfriend also having a geeky job, I couldn't imagine us having to share a household computer. We each need our own machine, and can be found many nights sitting on the couch, laptops in front of each of us.

Among my friends though, we're the exception — the other couples we chill with share a computer, and what's more, seem fine with it (joint gadget purchasers, they are). I haven't heard a complaint out of anyone that one person hogs it more than the other, which would so not be the case if my boyfriend and I had only one computer.

But that's us, and I realize that financial ability and job necessity are what makes things the way they are, and am sure I could make do if our situation was different.

But tell me — do you share your home computer with your significant other, family members, or roommate?


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blossommac blossommac 7 years
we used to share the computer at home, later i have mine at the age 15 years old, so i used to use my own computer, later my laptop die... so i have to used the computer in the house i moving for college, now i have my own mac book... but i started college i have to share with my brother because we live in the same apartment, but now he was his own computer. he is a PC and a Mac
whispernaut whispernaut 8 years
I guess I'm sort of spoiled. Everyone in my house has at least one computer to themselves.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
No way! We share the windows box but it is HIS machine not mine. =) We each have our own white MacBooks.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
My hubby and I game together so we both need our own machine besides we each had our machines before we moved in together so it was only natural for us to keep using separate machines lol
andrealocke andrealocke 8 years
Are you ready? I have two laptops (Mac), a work laptop (Dell) and an old iMac, my brother has a laptop (Dell) and an old iMac, my mother has a work laptop (Dell) and desktop (G5 Mac), my stepdad has a work laptop (Dell) and iMac. And we have an iMac, and old Macs that are out of comission. We shared while I was in middle school but once I got my iPod in highschool I got my own iMac (it needed a firewire port). Now I live alone and can't imagine sharing. And am a tech geek.
jueycruiser jueycruiser 8 years
Me and my boyfriend have our own laptops, and he has a desktop. I am thinking about getting a new laptop...we would never ever share, that would be horrible!! Having to ask, and wait...ugh. nope.
sontaikle sontaikle 8 years
I hate sharing my computer! I never have to at home because we all have our own computers, but occasionally my mother might want to borrow my macbook and I really get on edge when she does—even though I have nothing to hide on it! When I'm at school, I don't let anyone borrow it. For some reason at my university, everyone thinks that if someone has a laptop that it's OK to ask to borrow it to check e-mail and they'll willingly hand it over. I don't, and people always act surprised when I say no :)
myfashionissue myfashionissue 8 years
I used to share my PC but now, I have my notebook so I don'y share any computer :)
emilyzoe emilyzoe 8 years
me and my boyfriend could never share our computers. We both have our own computers, I agree with the person that said a computer is a personal thing. I have a friend who shares one computer with her husband and complains about it all the time
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
I have more than one home computer, but no. And I would never share my work computer for obvious reasons.
psychobabble psychobabble 8 years
Nope! My husband and I are both in grad school so when we got married we each had our own laptops. Then over the fall when they both fried we bought 2 desktops. We can't survive with only once PC, we both do too much computer work to share.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Hubby will sometimes use the desktop that I primarily use but it's pretty rare. He and I have our own laptops, oldest daughter has her own laptop, younger 3 children share a desktop that is in middle daughters room. That is going to change this year as middle daughter will most likely get her own laptop and then the youngest 2 can share the other desktop.
supercoolnat supercoolnat 8 years
We share a computer. We used to have one desktop and one laptop, and we found that we would spend way too much time with our backs to each other not talking at all. Sharing a computer (sometimes fighting over it) actually forces us to spend time away from the computer, actually hanging out together.
nikki_ nikki_ 8 years
I'd never be able to share my iMac because I'm a computer hog - I spend about 90% of my time in front of my laptop or desktop and I need the hard disk space for big documents, tons and tons of music and apps that someone else using up the hard disk would be impossible. Nearly impossible at the moment...
kiwigeek kiwigeek 8 years
yup we've been sharing one desktop computer using xp's profile system for many years... its only very recently my Dad and I got laptops, but we still use the desktop for...? I'm not sure, I guess we've just got accustomed to using it...
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 8 years
my parents, my brother and myself shared a computer for many years and we never had a problem. But last year i started college and i had to buy a laptop to take to class. My parents work on computers all day so they hardly ever use the computer at home, and my brother says hes "to busy living it up to waste time on a computer".
wren1 wren1 8 years
Thank goodness my bf and I don't have to share a computer. I'd be a total computer hog.
opentypeA opentypeA 8 years
I'm practically glued to my laptop, but just last weekend I gave my parents my other laptop, so now my parents and brother will have three computers between them. Pretty much since I've been old enough to use computers, I have commandeered them and renamed them my own, lol.
Chim Chim 8 years
HECK NO! lol My husband and I are total geeks- My husband being IT and myself working in the graphics field- we won't be able to share. I mean - goodness my 3 year old uses my old old Dell which he uses to watch movies and play computer games. we have 2 desktop, and 5 laptops(we both have laptops from our jobs, then I have a macbook, he has a dell for his personal use and then my old Dell my son uses, as mentioned i before) I would DIE if I too share!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I share my G4 but not my MacBook Pro. :)
starofsorrow starofsorrow 8 years
I share SOMETIMES, like my mom has access to my computer when I'm not home, I even have a family profile set up so I don't have to deal with that. For the most part, I don't share. My brother has his own laptop. The only item I really share with him is my printer, so yeah.
caroline_1 caroline_1 8 years
i get anxious when i have to share my lappy for 10 minutes!! i can't imagine having to share it permanently!!
yummymango yummymango 8 years
I've shared a computer (a desktop) with my dad, my sister, and my brother for years with no problem. Funnily enough, there never seemed to be any overlap whenever we needed to use it... Huh... So, it wasn't until last year that I splurged and bought myself a laptop ^_^
Katharine Katharine 8 years
I couldn't imagine sharing. It's just husband and I and we have 5 computers. He has a desktop, laptop and work laptop. I have an old PC desktop and macbook. I barely touch any of his computers and he might not even know the password to mine. I think computers are a personal thing with settings and images and links etc. and it would drive me crazy to share.
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