Join Date: May 2003
Location: Woodland, MN, USA
From the postings I have seen on the Apple Website, you should be able to operate Windows based Garmin software on the Windows partition of an INTEL based MAC. It appears that when you boot up the INTEL Mac you may only choose one operating system to be active. Also, make sure your MAC has the proper interface capabilities to connect to the Garmin. Some Garmin systems require serial interface to transfer routes but will transfer map sets via USB. I have had little luck with USB to Serial converters working well. Although I am as much an MAC house as I can be, I found it cheaper and more convenient to buy an inexpensive DELL laptop with the Windows and interface options I needed and use that for my route planning.
I am definitely looking at the new INTEL MAC machines. My Powerbook is getting alittle tired. If you are successful in your Garmin attempt with the new INTEL based MAC please let me know. It may influence me to make a change.
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