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nick mulder
Jun 13, 2006, 04:42 AM
Hi,

I was considering buying a PC for some electronics and CNC projects as I need both serial and parallel port outputs to talk to servo drives and embedded chip programming dingbot/thingy things that no software has been made for mac (nor do I think it ever will be now with the new intel chips)

a search on google yields many many examples of USB to serial and USB to parallel (printer) port converters ...

has anyone used either of these on a mac running XP ?

Is it as simple as that ?


cheers for any replies,

nick ;)



ilkevinli
Jun 13, 2006, 06:54 AM
Running XP on a Mac is no different then running XP on any other notebook. If it has USB drivers it will work on XP on a Mac.

Hi,

I was considering buying a PC for some electronics and CNC projects as I need both serial and parallel port outputs to talk to servo drives and embedded chip programming dingbot/thingy things that no software has been made for mac (nor do I think it ever will be now with the new intel chips)

a search on google yields many many examples of USB to serial and USB to parallel (printer) port converters ...

has anyone used either of these on a mac running XP ?

Is it as simple as that ?


cheers for any replies,

nick ;)

nick mulder
Jun 13, 2006, 04:30 PM
Running XP on a Mac is no different then running XP on any other notebook. If it has USB drivers it will work on XP on a Mac.

cool, thought so - just wanted to make sure before I forked out a few grand for my new puter :cool:

cheers!