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    I gotta tell TorT, I'm a MAC user so the whole Gsak thing, total bummer for for me. But, the little I have used it, I can't wait to use this database to it's full potential. I have some friends down in PA who have host events specifically to do demos with this and other tech as well. (hint, hint Lex).

    Oh, and loading into the GPS; piece of cake. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by merenner View Post
    I gotta tell TorT, I'm a MAC user so the whole Gsak thing, total bummer for for me. But, the little I have used it, I can't wait to use this database to it's full potential. I have some friends down in PA who have host events specifically to do demos with this and other tech as well. (hint, hint Lex).

    Oh, and loading into the GPS; piece of cake. ;-)

    Maureen, as you know I am a Mac user as well... actually, it was all I would use until recently.....I hate PCs, but I bought a little netbook PC for a little under $300.00 at Best Buy just for caching and it really is worth it...

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    GSAK has been known to run quite nicely under "Virtual PC", "Parallels", and "Boot camp" on the Mac.

    From the GSAK FAQs, I can't verify the claim...
    DNFTT! DNFTT! DNFTT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    GSAK has been known to run quite nicely under "Virtual PC", "Parallels", and "Boot camp" on the Mac.

    From the GSAK FAQs, I can't verify the claim...
    I hesitate to load any windows boots on to my Mac, does it open you up to all the window viruses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CARoperPhotography View Post
    Maureen, as you know I am a Mac user as well... actually, it was all I would use until recently.....I hate PCs, but I bought a little netbook PC for a little under $300.00 at Best Buy just for caching and it really is worth it...
    Ug, the thought of one more electronic in my house is overwhelming to me right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merenner View Post
    I hesitate to load any windows boots on to my Mac, does it open you up to all the window viruses?
    Honestly I don't know for sure, I have never owned a Mac and have made use of one for maybe two hours of use.

    What I looked up and found quick suggested that it would be susceptible to Window's viruses, but that if the virus was designed only to harm Windows, it would not harm the Mac directly. However, any files in folders shared by both operating systems could be corrupted. If I were you I would definitely do some homework before going through with it.

    Of course, if you have to purchase all the software and set it up, it may be just as cheap to purchase a netbook or a cheap notebook just for GSAK.
    DNFTT! DNFTT! DNFTT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by merenner View Post
    I hesitate to load any windows boots on to my Mac, does it open you up to all the window viruses?
    You normally don't get viruses unless you visit "questionable" sites: porn, audio/video sharing sites, geocaching sites, etc. As with any computer - MAC OS, Windows, etc., you need to be protected.



    (And like Brdad says - a netbook for geocaching is a good investment, and available for under $300 in many places.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    GSAK has been known to run quite nicely under "Virtual PC", "Parallels", and "Boot camp" on the Mac.

    From the GSAK FAQs, I can't verify the claim...
    Yes it does run under Boot Camp and even under WineBottler which is a cool free ware program for converting PC programs into Mac, BUT.... I for one find that I cannot get my USB ports to be recognized on my Mac when in Boot Camp or any other similar program.... which means GSAK is worthless because I can't transfer over caches to the GPSr

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    You normally don't get viruses unless you visit "questionable" sites: porn, audio/video sharing sites, geocaching sites, etc. As with any computer - MAC OS, Windows, etc., you need to be protected.



    (And like Brdad says - a netbook for geocaching is a good investment, and available for under $300 in many places.)
    I visit a lot of Porn sites.... GEO PORN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CARoperPhotography View Post
    I visit a lot of Porn sites.... GEO PORN!
    Naked micro's?
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