Originally Posted by diama
hello, does anyone have an opinion on the relative merits of the USGlobalSAt BU-353 and the Holux GR-213.
I use an old Panosonic toughbook for chartwork......do either or these units have W98SE drivers? thanks
You're in luck. I have both those pucks.
They work on all my XP-equipped laptops and quite well indeed on my newly purchased Windows 7 Starter Version netbook. I'm running SeaClearII on the XP laptops (a 2003 Pentium 4 with 1 GB of RAM and a 2009 Dell M6300 with a brain bigger than mine).
I would suggest that finding drivers for a Win98SE for these would lead you into a world of hurt because of Win98's poor to invisible support for USB, as it was very new in 1998.
Do yourself a favour and go even to Windows 2000...even a duffer Toughbook should be able to run it if you aren't prepared or can't manage XP.
Barring that, get a $300 netbook and a nice dry bag.