Tuesday, December 05, 2006

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

* Uncle Grandpa is (C) (R) (TM) Richard Stevens. Don't sue ;)


At 1:50 AM, Blogger Roberto said...

Some dude in some LV forum contributed this v.2 screenshot, running on a Mac Classic!


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