Running Astro Programs via Parallels on Mac
Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:08 PM
Does anyone have experience running various astronomy programs on a Mac that is running Windows via Parallels? I'm am specifically asking about ASCOM, Nebulosity, PHD, NexRemote, Sequence Generator Pro...
Mainly, can the Windows that is running on the Mac connect to the USB ports just like a stand-alone Windows machine?
Thanks for any beta on this subject.
Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:30 PM
The other possible option is to run a long Active USB extention cable (needs to be ~30-40') inside to my iMac. That's why I am asking about the Windows 7 on a Mac... Other reports are the Ascom works a-okay...
Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:41 PM
i have also connected my meade DSI to the VM to run pempro, and connected the STT-8300M to the VM to run the firmware updater.
Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:44 PM
Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:33 PM
Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:45 AM
Software used is: MaxFocus, Maxim (trial version), EQASCOM, Astrotortilla and more.
I have had the computer reboot a few times when I plug in an USB device, but it is rare, and have only happened when plugging in the device.
I use TeamViewer to get a remote desktop on my windows computer in the house.
Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:38 PM