Linux is the way to go for ham radio. There are already so many ham radio programs that would complement the Flex experience. I wonder how much work it would be for there to be a Linux version of SSDR. I would certainly pay for that alone. In fact, I would much more readily pay $200 for that than the v2 version for windows; only because I have not been tempted by Flex yet.
I reckon a Linux version of SSDR could be a gold mine as there are so many advanced computer users here who would jump at the chance.
Crash!!! Back to reality and the MSoft OS that breaks SSDR.
Is there any way IN "?" of a APPLE OS X system ever coming to support WITHOUT a virtual software "Windows " under - Parallels software or other virtual software to emulate Windows on a MAC in the works? In a sense-for Christmas 2016 = A native Apple OS - Flexradio 600 operating system?
Buying a band new WINDOWS box..somewhat scares me..why re-learn old/new software that keep "giving and giving, and more giving" in a negative way according to all the posts I see, it keeps me hoping for Windows 11 and all the fixes before I hope to invest over $6000 for a radio, and I do not wish to go backwards to just a "box/knobs" tabletop radio on the desk.
I'm sure both OS have positives and negatives with each OS, yet the approach of using Windows seems to cause a lot of challenges. Apple's fairly stable platform of UNIX (bugs included) with OS X in many flavors "now El Captain" seem at least better to me, yet I've had no problems with any Apple OS on my current iMac (a incident here and there-which Apple online support addresses fairly quickly or offers a hand holding option to work out any issue.
Or is the ultimate/only answer FLEX Mastero and the smaller screen.
Can there by a APPLE OS Flexradio products in 2016 and beyond? Only the engineering and management and company owners can answer this - yet it has to be AN improvement over what is out now ?
A soon to be - and no radio in hand Amateur radio license holder - I hope
As a Maestro user, I would not want a smaller screen and I do not require reading glasses. The other option is the iPad version and that is the best deal going thanks to K6TU. What is wrong with dogparkSDR?
Be cognoscente Steve that a great many of the system integration software packages that might want to run alongside of say DogparkSDR (which is native under OSX) are unobtanium other than in Windows versions.
Take great care in deciding what you want to accomplish before limiting yourself to just OSX.
That said, I do run OSX on a 27inch iMac i7 using DogparkSDR and MacDopplerLog (I don't think that is right - but it is the sibling for DogparkSDR) to operate from my office while doing household paperwork. Works great.
In the shack it is a Win10 FlexReady PC (also i7) as I have many Windows only ham programs I'd like to also run along with SmartSDR.
I guess what I am saying is I consider the OSX software "a bonus" rather than "a substitute" for SmartSDR.
I've been a ham for 65 yrs this fall and SSB was not part of the amateur lexicon when I got my license. SDR is the future. Good Luck!
I am going to be sending a version to Mark to test on his Mac, I already know it runs on Windows. I use it on Linux.