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    Thanks again for all of you help here in the forums... I got iGuidance to actually work... MS streets & Trips 2007 doesn't like the BU-353 or something... anyways...

    I was wondering do you keep your BU-353 on your dash or... could I place it somewhere out of view... what have been your findings?

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    Iguidance works excelent in crossover... but there is no way that I can tell to connect to the GPS reciever. Anyone have a solution?
    Current projects: iGmod reloaded (Latest release) (put on hiatus indefinatly)

    Unlimited Internet and gps tracking for $6 a month with boost mobile!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PURDooM View Post
    Iguidance works excelent in crossover... but there is no way that I can tell to connect to the GPS reciever. Anyone have a solution?
    GPS Software for OS X...

    EG

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnglandGreen View Post
    Crossover runs windows programs under mac natively - not through a virtual machine running windows like in parallels. Because its native it is much faster and behaves with all the mac like features like expose... and you aren't a sellout because you aren't running windows. The only problem is I can't seem to convince it to listen to the virtual serial port provided by my BT gps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PURDooM View Post
    Crossover runs windows programs under mac natively - not through a virtual machine running windows like in parallels. Because its native it is much faster and behaves with all the mac like features like expose... and you aren't a sellout because you aren't running windows. The only problem is I can't seem to convince it to listen to the virtual serial port provided by my BT gps.
    Ah! A version of Wine. Your mileage may vary
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    hi,

    ive just installed virtual pc (with XP pro)on my G4 mini , then installed PC Navigator 6 on it, got it to see my GPS and to my surprise it all worked....



    It gave its voice commands and nav all perfectly until it crashed and PC Navigator closed itself. It seems to crash each time i stop the car? It doesn't seem very stable. Ive tried it with Windoze 2000 and get the same result.


    Running XP Pro on VPC is annoyingly slow. Anyone with anyy ideas?

    nick

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    Use TinyXP instead of full blown XP Pro. It helps Virtual PC speeds tremendously. You can find TinyXP in the "usual places"
    EG

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    Quote Originally Posted by PURDooM View Post
    Crossover runs windows programs under mac natively - not through a virtual machine running windows like in parallels. Because its native it is much faster and behaves with all the mac like features like expose... and you aren't a sellout because you aren't running windows. The only problem is I can't seem to convince it to listen to the virtual serial port provided by my BT gps.
    I looked into Crossover - it's pretty much a commercial version of Wine, which sucks for most applications. I used Wine a while ago and was unimpressed.

    Example - Office 2003 works just barely. Outlook 2003, for example, will create profiles and load up with no problems. But it cannot access any mailservers (network mapping problem) so what's the use of that? Word & Excel 2003 work after a fashion, but are missing some major functionality.

    Office 2000 is supported for Word and Excel - again, what use is such old apps? The "bottles" are Windows 2000 and Windows 98. Again, old school.

    In concluding, Wine/Crossover are great for games and things of that nature. For any real modern application, Parallels with Convergence is the way to go, IMHO.

    EG

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    @PURDooM:

    Any updates on the Crossover/Wine front? Were you able to get iGuidance to recognize the hardware?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EnglandGreen View Post
    In concluding, Wine/Crossover are great for games and things of that nature. For any real modern application, Parallels with Convergence is the way to go, IMHO.
    Acctually it's the other way around. For games you'd have to use the Cedega, another commercial, fork of Wine and you'd still have trouble with most DirectX games. Only game that really work are the "supported" ones. If you look at Crossover you'll see that their main goal is to support applications like Office, Photoshop and so forth. I notice that most of the newer applications, such as Office 2003 have a bronze rating which means:

    "This application installs, runs, and can accomplish some portion of its fundamental mission."

    As far as Iguidance goes, I've seen people in Linux forum running it with plain old Wine, so I see no reason why it shouldn't work on Mac, unless there are some strange hardware issues.

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/linu...-1-3-wine.html

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