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[aprssig] ATTN Uiview & Other APRS Users -- Precision Mapping 9.0 On Sale

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun May 6 14:29:51 UTC 2012

On 5/6/2012 8:59 AM, Lee Bengston wrote:
> Does this software require the original DVD to be present in order to
> use it?  If I were to purchase it, I would want to install it in a
> Netbook that has no CD/DVD drive.  I have a USB DVD drive that I could
> use for installation, but I would not want to bring that along with
> the Netbook in a mobile situation.

NO    You do not need the DVD.  The program fully installs itself entirely on 
your hard disk, using 3.5 GB of disk space. I have it running just fine on an 
Acer ZG5 netbook with a 160 GB.hard disk.

I normally do all my software installs from ISO images of the original CD-ROMs 
or DVDs.  In the case of the netbook, I did the initial setup by booting from a 
copy of the Windows XP Pro install CD placed on a 1 GB flash drive.   
Everything else on the machine was then installed from the 1 TB external hard 
drive, once the base Windows install was up and running.

Unlike many software publishers, Undertow is actually overly conservative about 
hardware requirements.   While they state on the PM9 website:

Minimum System Requirements
// /*Operating System:*/ Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7
/*CPU:*/  2 GHz
/*RAM:*/ 1 Gb
/I have quite successfully run it with Windows 2000 on an 877 MHz Pentium III  
with 512K RAM.    Actually I'm not sure what they mean by "1GB" since Windows 7 
by itself would barely boot and run in 1GB RAM.....



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