Garmin StreetPilot 2610 and a NON Windows PC

Got my self one of these from a shop which probably provides some of the best service in any shop I've been to in The Netherlands. <a href=";entry_id=32" title="" onmouseover="window.status='';return true;" onmouseout="window.status='';return true;"></a>. Ok, there are other place which are really good, but this is among the top 10.

But as usual I have a problem, I use either Linux or OSX (Apple OS X), more correct Tiger 10.4.2, and neiter of these are directly supported by Garmin (MapSource). Linux is an ok option, but my notebook is an Apple iBook which I do not want to install Linux (Yellow Dog is an option), so after alot of research I found that the only option I more or less had was:

- Virtual PC

- Windows 98 or WindowsXP

I started out with VPC 7.0.1, and WindowsXP Prof., and everything worked fine except that MapSource could not find the GPS device (I want the logs). So after some more research I found someone who mentioned that that it worked with VPC 6.0.1.

So after another 2.5 hours, and a bit of unpleasent comments about Windows centric vendors, I had MapSource installed.

And yes it works.

It will not work with VPC 7.0.1, you will need 6.0.1.


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