Currently I'm running MyMonero Wallet and XMRig on my MBP connected to a mining pool. Now I'd like to setup a Monero node as well on the same machine.
From what I've read from various sources from Reddit, it appears I should use Monero GUI Wallet, so I presume I need to get that and I can't my MyMonero Wallet anymore?
Also, I am getting the idea that to host a Monero node, it's only done on a Linux box. I run VM software (Parallels) on the Mac, and have Ubuntu 18.04.5 Desktop as a VM. Can I run Ubuntu as a VM and use it as a Monero Node Host? Do I have to get the Ubuntu Server, and also ok to run as a VM?
Can the Monero node be hosted on the Mac?
Is there a quick and easy set by step video for a machine and setup like mine somewhere? I can't find what I need specifically on Youtube.