Do any of you sync your PDA to Mac using Virtual PC?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by amin, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. amin macrumors 6502a


    Aug 17, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I have a Tungsten C, which is a Palm that has built in Wifi, but no ability to use any of the currently available Bluetooth cards. I would like to wirelessly Hotsync to my 12" Powerbook, but Palm Desktop for OS X does not allow WiFi Hotsyncing. This really annoys me since Palm Desktop for Windows does have this feature and I doubt it would be difficult for Palm to include this feature for the Mac.

    Anyway, I am contemplating installing Palm Desktop for Windows on my PB using VPC, but I have a few ?s. First, will VPC run w/ XP Professional on my PB even though I have only the stock 256MB RAM? I know more RAM would help, but on the box for VPC w/ XP Pro it lists 256MB RAM as the minimum required and I would like to hold off on buying more RAM for my PB until 1GB RAM chips become cheaper/more available. Second, is anyone using VPC with Palm Desktop? Does it work smoothly? Is it super-slow? It doesn't strike me as a particularly processor-intensive app.

    Thanks for any input.

  2. 5300cs macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
    I had a Japanese CLIE with a USB cradle. The Palm Desktop for OS X doesn't sync with CLIEs unless you have Mark's The Missing Sync -which I wasn't going to pay $50 for :mad:

    Anyway, it wouldn't sync properly with English versions of windows, so I used VPC for Win2K Japanese, then used that to sync and had no problems at all. It was a little slow, but I use a 550TiBook w/768 RAM. I think you shouldn't have a problem.

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