[WriteLog] Computer Up Grade
Joe Subich, W4TV
lists at subich.com
Thu Nov 29 10:03:18 EST 2012
> What problems do each present. I know the windows machine is less
> expensive, but I am getting tired of keeping anti-virus software up
> to date, upgrades etc.
Unless you plan to load VMWare or Parallels on the iMac in order to
run Windows emulation, you will need to give up Writelog with the
microKEYER and switch to other, generally less effective, software for
contesting, RTTY and general logging. On the other hand if you do use
Windows emulation you are right back into the "Windows support" cycle
for the emulation.
Even the Macintosh operating system has issues with software updates,
patches and upgrades. I bought into the Mac five or six years ago
and found that software updates - and with Mac you update or your
software stops working with operating system upgrades - and the OS
upgrades could quickly become onerous. It reached a head this past
year when the software I was using would not run on the OS version I
was using *and* the Apple system I had (an Intel Core 2 Duo based
CPU) could not be upgraded to the current version of the Macintosh
Unlike the Windows world where users are capable of maintaining 10
year old hardware and most software will run on even the newest
version of the operating system, Apple makes even five year old
hardware and expensive paperweight (I'll probably format the hard
drive and install Windows 7/32 or a spare copy of Vista!).
... Joe, W4TV
On 11/29/2012 9:35 AM, Bob Wood wrote:
> I am considering upgrading my ancient computer to either a Windows 7/8 machine with onboard sound card or an iMac. What problems will I have with either choice?
> My present setup is IC-756PROIII, writelog, micro-Keyer from microHAM, creative SB sound card, windows XP sp3 (dell) computer.
> I normally work RTTY and SSB. use writelog, Prolog, mmtty and Digi-pan.
> What problems do each present. I know the windows machine is less expensive, but I am getting tired of keeping anti-virus software up to date, upgrades etc.
> Bob - N2KX (private response is fine)
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