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Garmin: Voice Studio for the Mac…are you listening?

 

Dear Garmin,

If you're listening, and I hope you are, I'd like to see a version of “Voice Studio” released for the Mac OS. You've come a long way, in support of the Mac, from the days when Mac support, virtually didn't exist.

We, as Mac users, are no less fervent than our counterparts on the PC side. When we see an application like “Voice Studio” released for the PC, we would hope to see the same application, released for the Mac OS.

Thank you again for your support of the Mac, with the hope that it will soon include a release of “Voice Studio”, for the Mac OS.

Thanks for your time…

Regards,

Tailspin

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

I hope

you sent that to Garmin also.

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Crossover?

Yes, I'd like to see native mac applications as well.

My dad wants to run a geneology program on his mac -- but it's only available for Windows. As family tech support, I didn't feel like going either the VMWare or BootCamp routes -- expensive, and a lot of opportunities for excitement.

Fortunately for both of us, Cross Over (http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/)

lets you run quite a few Windows applications under OSX (on Intel machines) without having to go out and buy a copy of Windows as well.

Better yet, you can download it for free and give it a try to see if it will work, BEFORE you plunk down money.

I haven't tried it with this one, but for free (trial at least) it's probably worth looking into.

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2008 Mini Cooper S, Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Thanks!

k6rtm wrote:

Yes, I'd like to see native mac applications as well.

My dad wants to run a geneology program on his mac -- but it's only available for Windows. As family tech support, I didn't feel like going either the VMWare or BootCamp routes -- expensive, and a lot of opportunities for excitement.

Fortunately for both of us, Cross Over (http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/)

lets you run quite a few Windows applications under OSX (on Intel machines) without having to go out and buy a copy of Windows as well.

Better yet, you can download it for free and give it a try to see if it will work, BEFORE you plunk down money.

I haven't tried it with this one, but for free (trial at least) it's probably worth looking into.

Thank you K6rtm for the link. I've been a LOOOONG time Mac user & have never come across CrossOver. It looks like a great solution for those times that there isn't a Mac version of a program. I wonder if it would run Turbo CCC's TTS Editor?

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Not lost anymore. Well, not as it pertains to driving anyway. -Garmin Nuvi 765t unt Mac user.

Give it a try!

Poifect wrote:

Thank you K6rtm for the link. I've been a LOOOONG time Mac user & have never come across CrossOver. It looks like a great solution for those times that there isn't a Mac version of a program. I wonder if it would run Turbo CCC's TTS Editor?

So give it a try and let us know! They have one version that's optimized for games, and another for non-game applications.\\

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2008 Mini Cooper S, Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Great idea for Mac, how about Nix users ?

I've been hoping to find something for Ubuntu, to no avail yet. Would anyone from this group have a tip for me ?

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

Geneology Program

k6rtm wrote:

Yes, I'd like to see native mac applications as well.

My dad wants to run a geneology program on his mac -- but it's only available for Windows. As family tech support, I didn't feel like going either the VMWare or BootCamp routes -- expensive, and a lot of opportunities for excitement.

Tell your dad to try "Reunion" for geneology: . Works great and is for Mac's. Web site is http://www.leisterpro.com/

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NUVI 660, Late 2012 iMac, Macbook 2.1 Fall 2008, iPhone5 , Nuvi 3790, iPad2

Custom Voices

It would be nice to add a custom voice, or even celebrity voice like Tom Toms have (Yoda & Darth Vader).

I use VMware Fusion

hey Poifect, you can also try VMware Fusion
http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/

works great!

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My Toys: MacBook Pro Unibody, Nuvi 360, 32GiPod Touch, Panasonic Lumix ZS3, Nui 1490T

Windows software on the Mac--

I use VMWare for a number of things. If you've got the memory and the CPU horsepower, it's a good solution -- on my MacPro at home I've got cpu cores and memory to spare.

The downside, in addition to the resources needed, is the cost of VMWare (around $80 these days, I think), and the cost of a copy of Windows -- far more than $80...

While both Crossovers and VMWare Fusion are free to try, if one of the Crossovers products does the trick for you, it's only around $50, and you don't need a copy of Windows -- a big savings. A Crossovers based solution also starts up and shuts down faster than going through the whole vm/windows boot dance.

And if you're running Windows under VMWare, you really need to treat it like a *real* Windows system -- antivirus, regular patching and backup, the whole nine yards.

bob in sunny silicon valley

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2008 Mini Cooper S, Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

On the To Do list!

Thanks Bob & Rhythm Tip. I've been meaning to try one of these for a while but life keeps getting in the way. I'll probably lean towards the options where I don't have to buy or run Windows. No interest in that "hornet's nest".

As to the computer, I'll have the horsepower to run either solution as I'm soon to pull the trigger for one of those new 12 core MacPro monsters that were just announced. It's finally time to give the kids my old G5 dual 2.0 GHz. It still runs most things well, however, I want more oomph -to help reduce time when rendering in form•Z (3d modeling software I use for work) or when working on bigger files in PhotoShop.

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Not lost anymore. Well, not as it pertains to driving anyway. -Garmin Nuvi 765t unt Mac user.

Thanks - will try it and

Thanks - will try it and leave comments thereafter

I had not thought to try my

I had not thought to try my parallels to run the voice program. I get going w/ bootcamp too often (only way to get my card reader to work best) i forget i have parallels. should work just like vmware??

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Always searching, searching, searching!

Talked with Garmin.....

As far as Garmin seems to see things, lack of a Mac version of "Voice Studio" does not seem to bother them, and development of a Mac version is not in planning, as of 4 weeks ago.

Quote: never come across

Quote:

never come across CrossOver

Keep your eyes open, I got my copies (yes plural) for REALLY REALLY REALLY little money.

I have two of them on my Mac and one on my Linux box.

While I utilize it only for a couple of things (and only because I *must* use that software at all) I've not experimented with it.

One of the bottles (it runs on Wine) is for my old Magellen GPS' software that I still play with at times.

Re: Talked with Garmin.....

Boilerman wrote:

As far as Garmin seems to see things, lack of a Mac version of "Voice Studio" does not seem to bother them

I'm sure it doesn't. It requires an investment in serious development instead of some of the crud they turn out.

However, I remind companies like Garmin and Magellan that I for one am a loud obmoxious type who will tell anyone who asks, not to do business with companies that won't develop for advanced systems like the Macs or Linux.

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