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9114B disc drive vs 82161A tape drive
09-12-2016, 01:35 AM
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RE: 9114B disc drive vs 82161A tape drive

I am a daily user of the PIL-Box from Jean-Fran├žois Garnier and it is working with all mainstream OS (Windows, OSX & Linux).
I have several machines at home running several OS either natively or virtually through Parallels Desktop, vmWare Fusion/Workstation & VirtualBox.

I use the python program pyilper from Joachim Siebold on Linux & macOS/OSX.
I also use the Virtual HP-IL set of tools ILPer/ILPilBox/ILVideo/etc from Christoph Gie├čelink on Windows natively, with CrossOver on OSX and through virtual machines (Parallels/vmWare/etc) on Linux/OSX.

On OSX, the easy path is the pyilper application and it work perfectly.

If you want more flexibility or a more exact replication of the original peripherals then the "Virtual IL" tool set is the way to go.
On OSX I mostly use Parallels with a Windows 7 virtual image and I never had any issue.
I also sometime use CrossOver to run "Virtual IL" but although it runs perfectly the feeling is not the same as the full virtual path.

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