I know "DON'T DO IT !!" <br><br>but I got a GPS program for my wife who has no sense of direction, and it's Windows only (anyone know a good Mac one??)<br><br>I'm looking at a cheapie Dell...$499 to run it on... one App<br>(still cheaper and better than your Garmon, Magellan, TomToms GPS auto devices)<br><br>I don't want to spend much money just to run this one program, then on the other hand this PC one won't run Vista... not that I care to, but I'm thinking resale value 2-3 down the road - or is that even worth considering?<br><br>any thoughts, Mac Gurus ??<br><br>David (OFI)<br>
If you buy a Macbook and use Parallels you'll also need twice the RAM. Since they don't share. If you or your wife is going to be toting it around in the car a lot I'd go with the cheap PC (possibly used) notebook.<br><br>***Leoville
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Cheaper than The Garmin devices? Eh. Some of the 'i' models are running for $300 and under...<br><br>'Better'? How exactly is driving (or walking) around outside with a laptop (with no wireless signal & no power source) better than having a portable device attached to your windshield that runs on the car's battery and grabs a signal via satellite? To me, a GPS device is pointless if you only use it from home and still have to print out directions/coordinates...<br><br>Garmin doesn't have Mac support just yet, but the devices make it worth waiting for. I'd have held out, myself. No PC lappie is worth running just one program, IMO.<br><br>
If it is a Magellan GPSR: you need the PC very rarely. To load maps and to update software. Unless you fly around the world a lot one map upload and one update per year is enough. Borrow someone else's PC. It will take a total of twenty minutes per year.<br><br>If it is a Garmin GPSR: same as above except by the end of the year Garmin will be selling OS X compatible software. <br><br>Wait, you bought the "program" and not a GPSR? Huh? (R = receiver, a GPSR is something you carry around and it receives GPS signals to tell you where you are.)<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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