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RE: [IPk] Software

I'm going to print this one out. Many thanks, really helpful.

>From: "Melissa P. Ford" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: RE: [IPk] Software
>Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 15:05:37 -0500
>Hi Seos,
>USD 249 is not cheap, but it is cheaper than buying a whole new computer. I 
>would contact Apple UK/Ireland to ask where one can purchase Virtual PC in 
>the UK and Ireland as the Virtual PC link from microsoft.co.uk redirects to 
>US-only shopping options (not very helpful!).
>Your current Apple computer can't run the One Touch software unless you buy 
>the Virtual PC package. The Parallels software (see 
>http://www.parallels.com/) works ONLY with INTEL CHIP Apples. The INTEL 
>CHIP Apples are the brand-spanking-new iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook and MacBook 
>Pro. Those are the G5 Macs. If you have a G4 you do not have an Intel chip.
>The technical requirements for using the OneTouch software include: "a 
>Windows.-compatible computer with:
>    * 266 MHz, Intel. Pentium. 2 or equivalent (higher is recommended)
>    * Minimum 128 MB of RAM (higher will help overall performance)
>    * Minimum free hard disk space 100-200 MB during installation 100 MB 
>for after installation
>Microsoft. Windows. 98 Second Edition, Windows. NT 4.0 Workstation (SP6 or 
>above), Windows. 2000 Professional (SP4 or above), Windows. Me, and 
>Windows. XP (SP2 or above) Home and Professional (SP2 or above)".
>This means you have to create a Windows environment on your computer for 
>the Lifescan software to work. It will not work with the Mac OS X alone.
>To summarise:  as you have a G4 Mac now, have a look at the Virtual PC 
>package - contact Apple UK/Ireland for advice on where to buy it. If you 
>get a new G5 Mac with the INTEL CHIP, get the Parallels software and buy a 
>license for Windows and you're set.
>Another option is to ask your GP if he or she would be willing to run the 
>software on a computer at the practice and then you would not have to deal 
>with putting any new software on your computer!
>Hope that helps
>----Original Message Follows----
>From: "Seos Ni Niallain" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: RE: [IPk] Software
>Hi Melissa
>/Thanks for links. It's just possible browsing through them that my G4 
>might already be PC compatible. One-Touch rep recently said she would'nt 
>send me software (which she was otherwise prepared to do) because I use mac 
>and not pc. Perhaps I should pursue this anyway and see if it works.
>Couldnt quite follow the Virtual PC link (bear of very little brain here) 
>and what exactly it was I should look to download or purchase.
>In any case I'd love to be able to have a look at profiles on screen - wld 
>give me better overview which I'm not getting with manual entries.

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