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[Discuss-gnuradio] Re: GNU Radio on Windows

From: John Stralka
Subject: [Discuss-gnuradio] Re: GNU Radio on Windows
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 09:20:42 -0700 (PDT)

Chris Albertson wrote:
<< Try VMware.  They have made VMware Player free. >>

I actually came across this idea a few days ago in one of the Ubuntu forums. 
One of the potential problems that I found on Wikipedia was as follows: 

Known limitations of VMware products, as of February 2007, include the 
- VMware virtual machines provide no direct USB 2.0 support, but make USB 2.0 
devices in the host operating-system visible to the guest operating-system as 
USB 1.1 devices. According to the VMware Workstation 6.0 beta release notes, 
version 6 will offer USB 2.0 support. 

This would be a killer for USRP, however there seems to be hope in future 
versions of VMware.  If anybody is successful, this would be a great way to get 
broader user base.

Personally, I have GNU Radio running under Cygwin on a Windows XP laptop 
connected to a USRP.  The installation experience was a bit painful, but if you 
follow the directions given on http://gnuradio.org/trac/wiki/CygwinInstallMain 
very carefully, you can get it all working.  Also, I'm using Josh Blum's GNU 
Radio Companion (GRC) development GUI ( http://www.joshknows.com/?key=grc ) and 
it's very helpful.  It's analogous to Simulink for those familiar with MATLAB.  
I highly recommend it.

                                               John Stralka

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