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Re: Windows 8 and Mach 3
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2015, 11:15:59 AM »
If you're asking if you can run Mach3 with Ubuntu, the answer is no.
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Re: Windows 8 and Mach 3
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2015, 11:35:45 AM »
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also, as windows 10 comes as free upgrade, is this compatable with the mach3software.
many thanks and regards,

Mach3 will run just fine under Windows 10 but you cannot use the parallel port it has to be Ethernet (preferable) or USB, external motion controller.

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Re: Windows 8 and Mach 3
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2015, 04:44:32 PM »
many thanks and regards, i will purchase the uc100, and try again.

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Re: Windows 8 and Mach 3
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2015, 05:12:06 PM »
you only can use 32bit on win 8.1 and below for parallel port, 64 bit requires a external board like a ESS, pokeys, pdmx so on.

I don't know if win 10 32 bit works with the parallel port, you can get win10 32bit or 64bit.

Mach4 or Mach3 does not work with linux whatever flavor it is.

Mach3 and 4 work on win 10 and below ever on a computer or raspberry pi.

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Re: Windows 8 and Mach 3
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2015, 08:32:17 PM »
Do you know for sure that you can use a parallel port in Windows 8? I didn't think that it worked in Windows 8.
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Re: Windows 8 and Mach 3
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2015, 09:38:17 PM »
yer pretty sure I read about someone using darwin with 8.1 or 8 i will double check let you know if wrong can you delete that bit it's to late for me to edit

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Re: Windows 8 and Mach 3
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2015, 09:40:13 PM »
I know for sure that Darwin will not work.
I was asking about Mach3.
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Re: Windows 8 and Mach 3
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2015, 10:02:29 PM »
can you just delete my posts ger I can`t find it

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Re: Windows 8 and Mach 3
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2015, 10:25:23 PM »
you can run a parallel port on 8 and 8.1 and 10 the LPT driver`s are there, but there are hoops to jump through to get it to work. mach3 on win 8, 8.1 or 10 no to pp. M4 not above 7 for darwin
Re: Windows 8 and Mach 3
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2015, 02:26:20 AM »
I got slapped pretty hard in another thread for commenting on the shortcomings of MACH3 but this is a PERFECT example of a "short coming"....

Just about every other app written in the last 15 years, when they say MINIMUM requirements, that's the MINIMUM that is required to operate the program. If you have a pc that is BETTER than the minimum, the app will run fine....will run better than fine in fact....

So in actuality, those aren't the MINIMUM requirements, those ARE the requirements.......furthermore, how "good" is a program that can only operate on an outdated and unsupported operating system? I know, it can run under vista, but how long is Microsoft going to support that?