Garmin Hates Macs?

From what I hear, if you want to find Mac-hating, look to Garmin…

Oh sure, I know, there are people (and companies) out there that don’t like Apple, or those pesky Macs they keep making. (Weren’t they supposed to go out of business 10 years ago?) Now when it comes to companies not liking Apple, you might think Microsoft tops the list, unless you think of Apple as Microsoft’s R&D Department. Anyway, from what I hear, if you want to find Mac-hating, look to Garmin.

Dig through the macmap Yahoo! Group and you’ll find many messages about this subject, here’s a good one that mentioned how Garmin has never supported the Mac and has no intention of doing so.

So what are Mac-owning potential GPS buyers to do? Well, we can either hope that Garmin changes it’s tune and supports the Mac at some point (unlikely?) or try to find another company that will support the computers we use. (doubtful?)

I’m considering the purchase of a GPS this year, and Garmin is making it very hard for me to send any of my money their way since there seems to be little chance they will support my choice of computing platform.

Garmin = Jerks

1 reply on “Garmin Hates Macs?”

I agree, I don’t know why there that way. There product is really good, i use my Legend with Route 66 on OSX fine through a serial connector. All the geocaching on other OSX software work fine with it. The real problem is the Garmin software, I can’t download any of there extra maps and such to it, unless I hook it up to VPC. It really is a downer to an otherwise good product.

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