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Computer Interfacing

Computers


Both Macintosh and PC computers may be used with the probeware discussed here. Notebook or Powerbook computers provide the possibility of portability, which is important for field investigations, although batteries have a limited life-span. There are cigarette lighter battery chargers which can extend the life of the computer's batteries out in the field if you can get back to your car/van occasionally.

Macintosh

All of the Macintosh programs will run on any Macintosh Mac Plus or newer computer. The Macintosh needs to be running System 6 or newer and have 1MB RAM free. Although the programs can run on Power Macintosh computers, they are not written in native PowerPC code.

PC

Any PC running Windows 3.x or Windows 95 will perform well.


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