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2 computer office setup with database

Office has 2 computers - 1 PC with home Vista and the other an iMAC.

I want both to be able to use a shared database cross platform and share files.
Should I upgrade the Vista Home PC to Win7Pro and create a network and share a NAS?  What would you recommend for the database?  Fusion/Parrallel on the MAC and use Access would work BUT seems a bit of a dated solution.  The Database is going to be quite simple.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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are you talking of multi user database
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Apologies for delay.

At the moment there are only 2 people who would use it and they want to keep it as cheap as possible so not sure if filemaker server would be too expensive.  Would you know how filemaker compare to Access as in ease to build as the person who will build this has only ever used Access!

I take it using filemaker would not require the operating systems to need to be changed.
North2Alaska

I think you will find FM to be wonderful to work with.  The will need to be a little shift in thought processes as they approach some tasks differently, but I believe the learning curve to be doable.  

No, FM runs on both Mac and Windiws and is file compatible between the two systems.  Also, file sharing works both ways.
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Thanks for the suggestions