The Birth of LabVIEW on the Mac
National Instruments has not been quiet about it. On October 8th, LabVIEW turned 20 years old, a fifth of a century since it was first introduced in a 512K Macintosh (a high-end workhorse in its day). If you thought that this was yet another product that aboandoned the Mac, well, you are very wrong. In fact a Universal Binary of LabVIEW 8 is available, for you Intel Mac holders :). And while they need to iron out a few hardware driver kinks, they are pretty straightforward disclosing it and they are working on it.
For students: you can have both hardware and software, worth many times its price of $159 (apparently fully supported in OSX Intel). A full experimentation lab in your Mac :D
For a more focused view of LabVIEW on the Mac, check out this blog: http://themacview.blogspot.com
More historical info: http://zone.ni.com/devzone/cda/tut/p/id/4617
An interview with an engineer who worked on the original LabVIEW
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