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Old 30-04-2008, 16:11   #16
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May I suggest having a look at MacENC for chartplotting purposes? Works very well and of course... nothing to pay for other than the software. All charts are free (reads free ENCs as well as BSB/KAPs)

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This doesn't make sense. Or at least it makes the same amount of sense as applied to any computer/software combo. At work I use a 7 year old Mac running the latest software for it - no problems. Up until a month ago, my home Mac was 8 years old running the latest software (I'm typing this on my one month old Mac laptop - which I bought only because I needed a laptop). My PC at work has been changed out twice in that time because it could no longer keep up with the software requirements (same requirements the Mac has no problem with). The software upgrades are not the provence of the hardware manufacture. I did change the Mac OS from OS9 to OSX (can you imagine upgrading to Vista on a machine designed for Win95? ). The cost was $129. The PC has been upgraded by default when the new PC was bought because the old one struggled, so that upgrade cost >$1,000. Even if I simply changed the operating system, the cost would have been more than twice that of the Mac. All software updates on both machines were dictated by Microsoft and had nothing to do with the box manufacture. If you are looking for a company that keeps you on an update treadmill, look toward Redmond, not Cupertino.

Here's the strange thing about my new Mac laptop - it is running Windows! Two flavors of Windows simultaneously. And of course Unix and MacOS simultaneously also. The boat had a central PC hooked up to all of the navigation (Nobeltec), remote monitor, remote speakers, wind, autopilot, SSB, etc. I removed it, took the new Mac onboard, hooked all of the equipment serial ports from the old PC up to a USB-Serial adapter, plugged the one USB cable into the Mac and presto, everything works!

And most likely will for the next 7 years...
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Old 30-04-2008, 17:24   #17
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I'll open your nasty, filthy attachments, Gord. I'm on a Mac.

Ha ha.

Seriously, it can be quite a headache (and somewhat embarassing) when that kind of thing happens. Hope it's not causing you too much grief.

I'll open any email from anyone or thing. Even from a Mac. ha ha.
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Old 30-04-2008, 17:40   #18
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I am either not on your email list, or it just never got to me.
Me neither.

And I was looking forward to hearing how Gord was going to help me enlarge my Penis or stay hard for a week. or both.

No idea what I was going to do with it then, but.........
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Old 30-04-2008, 17:53   #19
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Oh, MAN David... That was funny.

Let's hope the censors keep it so others can enjoy the hardy laugh.
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Old 30-04-2008, 18:02   #20
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And I was looking forward to hearing how Gord was going to help me enlarge my Penis or stay hard for a week. or both.
Gord has given much help and info here at CF so we should expect more useful help.... Right?
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Old 30-04-2008, 18:09   #21
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Gord has given much help and info here at CF so we should expect more useful help.... Right?
umm... how is that NOT useful?

Never mind. I really shouldn't have asked.

Going to stand in the bad moderators corner now....
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Old 30-04-2008, 18:49   #22
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I am not touching that with a 10' pole....
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I am not touching that with a 10' pole....
Or with a 10" pole...
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Old 30-04-2008, 22:55   #24
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Really? I have been using Vista 64 for a month now with no trouble at all. I did three partitions on my drive and loaded on XP, Vista 32 and Vista 64...expecting all sorts of trouble from Vista (but I wanted to try Vista). The big surprise for me was how relatively trouble free it is..so far at least. I hear all the horror stories but I am not experiencing them. I am writing this post in Vista 64...not that writing to a forum is a major accomplishment for an OS.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:25   #25
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Me neither.
Phew, so it's not just me then.
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...I did three partitions on my drive and loaded on XP, Vista 32 and Vista 64...
Geez, David! How big is your hard drive, if that's not too personal a question?
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I seem to be “clean” for the past 36 hours, so I hope Paul Elliott & clausont were right.
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Many of us that worked at my company were also UNIX freaks and enjoyed the nostalga of being able to fire up emacs or Pico in our laptops.
Nostalgia? I spend a good portion of my day in vi!
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Nostalgia? I spend a good portion of my day in vi!

Cool! (to a geek like myself)
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Cool! (to a geek like myself)
emacs>vi

Seriously guys, Fedora's free, and it's basically WindowsXP+officeXP-malware.

Disclaimer: My personal laptop runs Winblows because I love meh 3-D shooters.
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