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Good News for Macs and Garmin Users

Old 01-12-06, 07:52 AM
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Good News for Macs and Garmin Users

Hey gang,

I have not seen this mentioned here as of yet (apologies if otherwise), but here is some good news from Garmin about Mac compatibility.

http://www.garmin.com/pressroom/corporate/011006.html

This is good news all around especially in light of the new Edge and Forerunners to come.

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As far as compatibility goes, the new MacBook Pro and other Macs coming soon are using that Apple/Intel chipset. They can dual-boot windows with ease.
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Old 01-12-06, 11:08 AM
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i wonder if their apps will be universal or for a specific architecture ...

and on a related note, you think rosetta (translation app) will do a good job?
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Originally Posted by sirshane13
i wonder if their apps will be universal or for a specific architecture ...

and on a related note, you think rosetta (translation app) will do a good job?
Therein is the key. While it is true that dual-booting is certainly plausible, I am not sure if Apple has officially sanctioned this, not that it really matters from a practical perspective. As for the question on Rosetta, also not sure if the new applications will be universal or PPC. The press release still referenced the old PPC models. Most likely, they will be universal, as the roll out of all their software is due to take most of 2006. Still, nice to see some apps finally going MacOS native: Mapsource, Motion Based, Google Earth, etc.

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Google Earth for Mac! Finally!
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Really? HAHAH! SWEET!
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Originally Posted by bandregg
Google Earth for Mac! Finally!
I know, I know!

Here is the link: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/...ld-pc-too.html, or you can just download it here: http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html.

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Thomill,

Thanks for the news. I wrote Garmin a nice note thanking them. Perhaps I get can get the full use of my ForeRunner 201 now.
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Originally Posted by jbhowat
As far as compatibility goes, the new MacBook Pro and other Macs coming soon are using that Apple/Intel chipset. They can dual-boot windows with ease.
This is pure speculation until it's running on YOUR desktop with real world apps. But I think it is coming. If Apple can work things out with Microsoft. Look for this over the next year or so. But there's nothing doing at the moment from what I understand. The machines haven't even shipped yet so any definitive statements like this are quite premature. In the real computing world which does differ somewhat from the techogeek fantasy computing world (the one that looks great on paper or a lab but may not work so well in your office).
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Originally Posted by jbhowat
As far as compatibility goes, the new MacBook Pro and other Macs coming soon are using that Apple/Intel chipset. They can dual-boot windows with ease.
Not so. From MacRumors.com: One reader notes that the new Intel Macs use EFI instead of BIOS. And that Windows XP 32bit does not support EFI at this time, so booting Windows XP may not be possible directly.
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Finally! I've been using my neighbor's Winbox to do all the uploading and downloading to my Garmin Quest. Being able to run Mapsource native (Cocoa?) and have the Quest respond will be a huge improvement.

Dare I hope for some serious UI spit and polish as they create the Mac version? The PC version's interface is from the Hall of Shame.
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Apple doesn't care if you dual boot with Windows. However, they won't support it. And like MNT2SEA said, the new Macs dont use Bios.

I'm waiting for the new Mac Mini.
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