So I'm in the process of having that, "No, really, its not you, its me!" talk with Windows as far as my home computers are concerned. I'll never get away from Windows at work, etc. But navigating a path 32-bit to 64-bit on XP and/or Vista for all my toys -- four licenses with four incompatible sets of drivers -- finally pushed me down the escarpment.
I've been doing a dry run of a total migration to an Intel Mac (currently using a borrowed Macbook). Aside from a few solvable 10.5 vs. 10.4 issues, I think I've got viable OS X corollaries for most of my Windows software (with Cisco VPN and the RDC 2.0 Beta I can even get to the Windows servers at work without schlepping a laptop back and forth). So that covers almost everything except... dive logging.
What I'm looking to find is what combination of bottom timer/gauge-mode dive computer with download software the Mac types here are using without resorting to some sort of Bootcamp/Parallels/vmware work around.
I'm familiar with DiveLog for OS X. It seems to be well written software, but only supports Suunto dive computers. That means the Vytec or Vytec DS to get a decent gauge mode, and from my last Vytec experience its hardly state of the art without an average depth function. Also, using XP I came to despise their &*$^# serial download cable (with or without a USB-to-serial adapter). Even with the USB version of the download cable, I can only imagine how painful this could be without Suunto support for OS X...
The new Uwatec TEC 2G has all the features I want, but I don't know anyone who has one that uses it with a Mac. Supposedly comes with J Trak software for OS X (I couldn't find it on Scubapro.com) but information is sparse as to whether its a universal binary app for Intel Macs or what kind of Pandora's Box would be opened in using a 3rd party USB-to-IrDA adapter under Leopard. I had heard rumors that the new Digital 330m BT had dive logging, but that's local to the memory on the BT itself and not something downloadable.
That seems to be about it. Do any of the Mac users here have experiences they can share? Excluding Bootcamp, are there other options I'm overlooking?
Thanks in advance!