Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Ugh... I feel dirty...

For various reasons I need to run Windows on my laptop; there's some tethered camera control freeware that is only available in a Windows version, the Mac equivalent stopped working a few versions of OS X ago, and I want to use it for photomicroscopy where the liveview feature would be very useful - needless to say the microscope is in a different room from my desktop PC and too big to fit into my office space, so I have to run it from the laptop. Just in the process of running Bootcamp to install it. So far it's actually going pretty well, knock wood, just completing and didn't run into problems apart from the sheer horribleness of Windows 7 setup, but there's something VERY offputting about seeing Windows screens on a MacBook Pro...

If I was planning to use it often I suppose I'd have to look at installing Parallels so I could run Windows without rebooting, but it will be a once in a blue moon thing so I think I'll go with the less convenient option and save the money.

Later - and it looks like everything works, though I haven't actually tried the camera on my microscope yet - it's certainly working under computer control and displaying the liveview image on the laptop screen, which is what I want.

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