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I have this program and LOVE it, it works with my pocket PC (You can load maps to a pocketpc using the built in "pocket streets" program.)
I think can hook my garmin GPS to my pocket pc or a my laptop and have no need for the M$ gps thing, though it would be nice since it is so small...
good product. I love it.
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hot chili wrote:Another thing to consider is the amount of time it takes to fire up a computer and load Windows plus the software. It's usually not a problem unless you stop for a nice long lunch or shopping break. You either pull the plug and use the computer battery, leave it hooked up a draining your car battery or shut down, pull the plug and re-boot when you get back on the road. Sitting in a parking lot waiting for Windows to load gets old.
The problem is not as bad as you've experienced. We use a laptop and CoPilot.
When we stop somewhere for dinner, a movie, or lunch, we unplug the transformer from the converter so we don't drain the car battery. Then we just close the laptop and it goes into standby mode. Most laptops will have enough juice in their batteries to store information in standby mode for at least five hours. Ours goes about eight hours before it goes out. That's plenty of time for the laptop to be "running" so you don't need to power up the sucker again when you operate it. The gps antenna or whatever hardware device you're using needs to be powered up again, but certainly that takes less time than to power up the laptop from a cold boot.
I joined on April 15, 2005, instead of working on my taxes. The hell with taxes.