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Old 09-15-2006, 01:10 PM   #1
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TomTom Rider and Macintosh

I hate starting a thread in this forum in the first place, and am largely swayed toward a Garmin GPSr due to the feedback I've read here. But, I'm a Mac user. The TomTom website says that the TomTom Home software is Mac compatible, allowing route planning on a Mac. Is there anyone on board who has actually used a Mac to anchor a TomTom GPS? Rider model or otherwise? Also, it appears that the TomTom "Navigator" software is not Mac-compatible. Does anyone have info on that?

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It would be simpler if Garmin would get off their ass and release the Mac software they've been talking about all year...
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Old 09-15-2006, 06:31 PM   #2
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Hi,

Or you could take the more expensive route and get a new Intel based Mac,then use Bootcamp or Parallels to run XP and Garmin in native mode.

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Old 09-15-2006, 08:29 PM   #3
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Nah

An Intel Mac is in the distant future for me. I haven't anything against them, I just have two perfectly good last gen Gx Macs.
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Old 09-16-2006, 10:29 AM   #4
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I'm in the same boat...

You don't have to have one of the new Intel Macs to run PC stuff. There are several PC emulation applications that have "acceptable" performance on PPCs. I use VirtualPC from MS (came with Office) on my PowerMac G5 (VPC seems to require lots of "horsepower") with pretty good results. I'm probably a month away from making the plunge on a GPS, and I'm definitely going Garmin. So, I'll be toying with this soon.

I also have one of the new Intel powered MacBooks, but I opted for the bottom unit with only 60GB of storage - figured there'd be too many upgrades coming next year with all of the new Intel releases. With only 60GB, I'm hesitant to install Bootcamp as it requires a separate partition, but I may give it a go since I want to take the MacBook along for my long rides. I would be nice to be able to upload new routes/tracks on the road. Might try Parallels too - heard many good things since they no longer have to emulate the x86 hardware.

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Old 09-16-2006, 02:00 PM   #5
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I bought an old, old version of virtual PC for an old Performa Mac (which gives you a notion of how long ago that was). It was such a space hog that I didn't use it. Plus, you had to buy windows as an add-on. Keep us posted how that all works.
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