I am just getting my new SO3xl up and running using Carbide Create and Carbide Motion on my Mac running OSX and all seems to be well so far. The limitation with the Mac as far as CNC is concerned is that apart from these 2 applications there is very little software that will run under OSX. Yes I do know about the web based apps eg Easel but I am thinking of things like the many G-Code tools.
It seems to me that I will sooner than later have to have a Windows machine. No problem there because I can load Win on the Mac in a couple of different ways - Virtualisation, Boot Camp etc. Now to my questions.
- What version of Windows do I need? I seem to recall having read somewhere that Win 10 has some problems with some CNC apps.
I already have a copy of Win XP that I have had for some years, is this suitable for running the CNC stuff I am most likely to want to use?
And if it is suitable will it be capable of running V-Carve when I get to spend the big money?
Has anyone with a Mac tried running any of these CNC utilities with Wine? (no, not the liquid verity - now there's a thought!)