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post #1 of 7 Old Apr 11th, 2006, 9:03 am Thread Starter
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Does anyone know if I can run mapsource with citynavigator 7 on my Intel Core Duo Mac? I know that for now I can't communicate with the 2610 on the Mac. What I want to do is do route planning on the lap top email the files to my windows based pc computer and down load to the 2610. Will this work? chip
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post #2 of 7 Old Apr 11th, 2006, 9:30 am
 
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Garmin is coming out with an OS X version this year.

I don't know what month but Garmin is coming out with an OS X version this year. My guess is that it will be a Universal app, meaning it can run on either the IBM or Intel chips for OS X.
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post #3 of 7 Old Apr 11th, 2006, 9:37 am
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Well , I was reading on another forum (BlackBerry) where some people are using a new program called Boot Camp http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/ on there Intel Core Macs to run Desktop Manager for there BlackBerry. Desktop Manager in the past wouldn't work on Macs, and its used via USB Cable.
Just wondering if this might be the fix to run the Garmin software on the new Intel Macs

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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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I think I have a handle on using windows on the Mac. I wanted to stay away from putting windows on my Mac if I can. At the present time I can do every thing I do on a Mac except the Garmin work. chip
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You also have to buy a NEW Windows license at $199

You also have to buy a NEW Windows license at $199. Or is it $299? I don't know and won't be installing Windows on my Mac either.
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post #7 of 7 Old Apr 29th, 2006, 1:34 pm
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I have a MacBookPro with the duo core. Using bootcamp to boot in windows xp, the MapSource works perfect including downloading with USB.

This is cool since i could never get the usb to work on my previous mac using Virtual PC.

Cant wait for the real Mac version of Mapsource.

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