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Old 18-07-2009, 05:55   #1
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Anyone using Pactor with Mac?
or anyone using this Iridium & Inmarsat Satellite Phones with Backup & Support | MailASail with a mac?
I know... it will start again the common debat PC versus MAC always somenthing to learn.
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Old 18-07-2009, 06:33   #2
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try macsailing.net - its got a lot of mac sailing people.
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I recommend using XGate for Mac OS X

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I second that recommendation. I've been using it 100% of the time for the last 3 or 4 years whether on or off the boat.
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Hay we had crashes and freezes all the time with a windows box until we got a Mac Mini and now run Windblows XP native on the Mac. Not a single problem in several years now.
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Hay we had crashes and freezes all the time with a windows box until we got a Mac Mini and now run Windblows XP native on the Mac. Not a single problem in several years now.
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Do you have an idea about power consuption of a mac mini+keybord,mouse and monitor versus a mackbook laptop?
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Can't be much I think the monitor draws more than the computer. I have it on a very small dedicated 150 watt inverter I found in an automotive shop and that never gets even warm. For mouse and key board I use the blue tooth ones so no cables cluttering up the chart table. Sure I have to keep a stock of AA batteries but have a charger now and two sets of rechargables so that is not really a problem. There is not even the slightest doubt in my mind that Mac is the better computer and by a very long straw at that. The fact is it uses a much higher operating system than windows so you can run Windblows in Mac as native but Windows simply is not capable of running OS-X
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Can't be much I think the monitor draws more than the computer. I have it on a very small dedicated 150 watt inverter I found in an automotive shop and that never gets even warm. For mouse and key board I use the blue tooth ones so no cables cluttering up the chart table. Sure I have to keep a stock of AA batteries but have a charger now and two sets of rechargables so that is not really a problem. There is not even the slightest doubt in my mind that Mac is the better computer and by a very long straw at that. The fact is it uses a much higher operating system than windows so you can run Windblows in Mac as native but Windows simply is not capable of running OS-X
Thanks, I am pretty sure I am going to make the move soon. And yesterday's crash of Windows 7 RC (after 5 months of smooth running)make me take final decision.
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Bye the way the Mac Mini was much cheaper than the Mac LapTops even with a good monitor (don't get an Apple monitor, blue tooth keyboard or mouse they are way too expensive get those and your RAM at a discount house rather than Apple you can save a bomb)
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Hi Caribe Sailor. OK what we have here is a bog standard MiniMac with no frills at all that runs the nav programs just fine by installing Windoze XP on a separate partition, I have no problems with com ports or any of that other headache I use to have with the Windblows box. I got the monitor at a discount house along with a bit of RAM and the blue tooth mouse and keyboard. Can't have more than about $500 pre Bush dollars in the whole thing. OK today maybe it will be more because the dollar has crashed but then again the retailers are crying so you may get some real deals.
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