|Re: HP-IL I/F Card on a New(er) PC - Part III|
Message #10 Posted by Gerry Schultz on 14 July 2009, 1:20 p.m.,
in response to message #9 by Marcus von Cube, Germany
Egan, I've never thought about not trusting your writings (a double negative in this case seems correct). I've already downloaded CrackNT and read the documentation. It is the perfect answer to having direct access o the hardware but I'll have to experiment with how large the I/O window should be.
Howard, when I was reading the humorist entry in your post, I had this image of Yosemite Sam popping up in my mind saying (in his Mel Blanc's voice) "I hate Windows." I too use Windows a lot in my work so I'm very familiar with it. But I cut my teeth on Apple IIs and at home I have two Macs as well as PCs. There are many days when I say "I hate Windows."
Marcus, I'll take a look at the article you recommend when I get some time. What I'm thinking about is a single, integrated PC that I can do all my Windows related work on without having specialized PCs for specific projects, like EMU41. I deal a lot with HP products here at Fox (Fox has a special deal with them) so we have several HP Blade Servers as well as a lot of other printers and desktop PCs. HP is so PC centric, I never think of using Linux or OS X with their products.
I sent an email yesterday to Jean-FranÁois Garnier yesterday to see about purchasing a PILBox. From Egan's postings I'm quite excited about using it. In that email, I asked Jean-FranÁois Garnier about EMU41 running on XP but I haven't heard back from him yet. He will have the definitive answer on this since he wrote EMU41.
Finally, I have a confession to make. I mentioned last weekend that there was another HP-IL I/F card up for auction on that unmentionable website. At the time, with my suspicion of my card having a problem, I won the auction for that newer card. I got it late last week and since it had no IRQ strapping, it confirmed that that was the problem. It's a REV C version of the I/F card and I think it works fine even though I haven't had to test it yet.
Now that the PILBox is shipping, I feel a bit foolish for getting it. I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet. I have a tendency to collect hardware, not get rid of it. Just ask my wife.