Originally Posted by minidriver
I am thinking about switching to an Apple intel based laptop, installing bootcamp with a Windows XP partition, but want to make sure that the Fantom Dyno program and the Robitronic Dyno programs will still work. Anyone have experience with this firsthand to confirm everything works OK?
Don't those programs connect using a serial cable? If so, you'll need to see if you can make them work with a serial to USB adapter, since the MacBook (and almost all modern laptops) don't include a true serial port.
The Bootcamp thing works great, though. You might even be able to trick it into working with Parallels workstation (if the dyno supports USB) so you don't ever have to leave OS X. It just runs a virtualized windows OS in a window at nearly native speeds. Since they're using Intel processors now, they can use virtualization and hot have to translate all the system calls from PPC to x86. Zing!