01-14-2003, 09:38 AM #1
Pocket PC and Apple Powerbook sync
I just got a sweet Apple Powerbook running @1gig with 1 gig RAM. It is using the XOS. version 10.2.3 I need to sync with my IPAQ.
I have gone back and forth between Palm and Pocket PC, and found that my IPAQ 3955 is far better than my NR70V Sony Clie.
Please don't make me go back to Palm. My Pocket PC apps are better by far. (thanks in part to TextMaker). CityTime is better in PPC wersion. MS Pocket Streets is the best map program by far. Pocket Mind Map, ListPro, OmniSolve, Atlas CE, Pocket Informant, Laridian Pocket Bible is much more robust in PPC with more resources, and Resco File Explorer is great.
Has anyone had experience with PocketMac? I have ordered it, and wonder what I have to look forward to (hopefully not a hard reset).
Thanks for any help.
01-14-2003, 05:31 PM #2
PocketMac has the same extreme swings of user satisfaction/problems that VPC brings out in people. There are reports here (and at PocketPCPassion and PocketPCThoughts) from no problems with it (except for being slow and ackward for installing application files) to actually destroying the OSX, requiring a full re-install. The safest thing to do would be to load it on a clone OS or at the least having fully backed up your OSX (CarbonCopyCloner my suggestion) first. That extreme experience may have happened with earlier versions than the lastest release.
Visit the users forum at the PocketMac site to read what users are saying.
Personally, I use VPC6 on OS10.2.3 running Windows 98SE (not XP which has USB sync problems in VPC) absolutely problem-free. Yet at the Connectix Users forums you will find others who have nothing but problems trying to even run VPC at all, besides Activesyncing a PPC. If your interested in this route, I can offer some very simple, but effective suggestions to getting VPC to sync consistently and reliabily both Activesync and OutLook. I do it daily, its fast and works everytime. My 3955 is loaded with alot of programs and applications in RAM, SD cards and CF cards. I'm using CF Ethernet cards, CF modem cards, CF WiFi card, even Colorgraphic Voyager CF card, all programs and drivers installed via VPC.
01-15-2003, 12:01 PM #3
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I also use VPC 6.0 with Windows ME on two different Macs (both G4 cubes with upgraded 1Ghz cards) with perfect success. One is using Outlook 97 and the other Outlook 2000. They sync without a hitch, print out well. I would absolutely go this way over PocketMac. Before 6.0 I couldn't get it to print, but now life is wonderful.
01-15-2003, 02:13 PM #4
I forgot to mention my Mac computer specs for using VPC6, they don't even meeet the minimum speed requirements of a G3 500mz. Mine is only a G3 400 Powerbook, but with 1GB of RAM (which I believe is more important). So if I can make VPC run Activesync effectively, anyone else should be able also.
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