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Postby ajgreeny » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:33 pm

Ram wrote:aj,

Exactly the reason I haven't bought a Garmin device. Though it runs linux you have to either be a mac or Windows user to use its software and that runs in a browser plugin.

Hey ho, money in my pocket.

Regrettably, there are no satnav devices that I could find when I was researching what to buy that allow updating by a Linux OS; they all need Windows or Mac.
My only available Windows was XP so in spite of the fact that it is out of support I still use it for about 3 minutes a month to update the TomTom. If the XP VM should get infected in spite of running a firewall and Avast AV, I shall just reinstate a clean snapshot of the VM and I am back to a good version again.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:45 pm

Actually, that is also the only application I have to use. I need to update the TomTom SatNav in my car
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Postby ajgreeny » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:12 pm

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:Actually, that is also the only application I have to use. I need to update the TomTom SatNav in my car

And does it work OK?

MIne seems to work a lot better and faster since the newest version of VB and guest-additions arrived a few days ago; the USB connections are much more robust now, though they did always work in the previous version, theconnection is so much faster now than it was.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:10 am

Actually, I just use my work laptop.
Only reason for personal windows use.
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Postby Bazza » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:14 pm

I have to use Windoze at work so I have my HP laptop with two
separate drives that I physically swap in a couple of minutes
from Vista to Debian.

Not quite dual boot but extremely reliable.

There is always a Macbook Pro. /Me hides awaiting the flak... ;o)

I write all my shell scripting stuff on my MBP and test in CygWin,
(which is on the HP Vista laptop), Debain and PClinuxOS.
Yup AudioScope.sh works on CygWin using its /dev/dsp. ;oO

So be brave and take the plunge and go Linux all the way.
You will not look back and realise that you now have full control
of your machine without the obfuscation and proprietary
spyware built in...
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