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    I can code, as well...

    I have written some utilities for Mac OS X. I am thinking of putting together a system for myself using my space 12" PB.

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    I'm figuring out how to drop in support for quicktime. I've got some example scripts that I am using for reference. However, I'm now trying to figure out the basics: how to make a button switch between tabs.

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    I've been using Virtual PC to upload maps to my Garmin GPS, and it is slow to the point where it is almost comical. Crunching a route takes forever, as does looking POI's up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecapitalizt
    I've been using Virtual PC to upload maps to my Garmin GPS, and it is slow to the point where it is almost comical. Crunching a route takes forever, as does looking POI's up.
    Which version of Virtual PC? They are saying 7.0 is about 2x faster then 6.0, but that is on G5 processor. Please advise:-)
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    Consider that you are running a heavy kernel (WinXP i.e.) on an allready heavy operating system! The 256MB of the mMac will do things a lot of worst! And finally why should I buy a Mac if I have to run Windoz( ) on it? For my needs the only thing is missing from the Mac to be my ICE "heart" is the support for GPS maps here in Greece. I also don't know about the support of a touchscreen! If I can find some answers to these questions then the mMac will probably be my choise (Im allready a "switcher" )

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    Quote Originally Posted by NyO
    Consider that you are running a heavy kernel (WinXP i.e.) on an allready heavy operating system! The 256MB of the mMac will do things a lot of worst! And finally why should I buy a Mac if I have to run Windoz( ) on it? For my needs the only thing is missing from the Mac to be my ICE "heart" is the support for GPS maps here in Greece. I also don't know about the support of a touchscreen! If I can find some answers to these questions then the mMac will probably be my choise (Im allready a "switcher" )
    Both Lilliput and Xenarc (spelling?) have mac OS X drivers for touchscreens. If you need it, I can search around for the thread where I found the links. I think they are one their websites though.

    GPS is one of two areas we are still really lacking...the other being OBDII. Some people are using Route66, others say it's no good, so who knows.
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    I'm no mac person by anymeans, hopefully this new minimac will make one, but can't you run linux programs on a mac through osx? If so, are there any good linux gps programs that can be used instead of route66? Just an idea.

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    I may say, a brilliant idea! Because YES! you can run ANY BSD application on Panther (you can even compile it for Linux use!). So the next thing is left for us is to make a research about GPS programs for Linux, though there are plenty of receivers compatible with Macs (the only thing that may be a problem is that the receiver would not be compatible with Linux, but finding an appropriate one is an easy task by reading its specs)

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    This one looks pretty awesome.
    http://www.gpsdrive.cc/index.shtml
    I'm not crossing my fingers again!

    -matt

    edit: I also though I read somewhere that the .net framework was available for mac os x - is that true? If so would we be able to run a pc htpc frontend that is based off of that framework?

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    GPS drive is just a static map...and that's about it. yes, the .net framework is available for mac OS x, but complied into Cocoa....which would require you to have the MS Visual Studio. you can get an educational edition from colleges, but otherwise, cough up some major $$.
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