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I've had an Arduino Uno for a while now, and decided to start playing with it.

Trying to get it to work under Darwin (Linux desktop computer) or Kylie (Linux netbook) was a mess of missing libraries, finding COM ports, and so on.

Tried it on a Mac.  The Mac didn't even spot the board.  That's a PPC Mac AND an Intel.

Hauled it over to Becket (WinXP desktop).  Took a little arguing to get it to find the driver folder in the download file, but it finally did.  Took three tries to find the right COM port.

It found it and uploads to the device perfectly.

You want to REALLY topple Windows?  START MAKING YOUR SHIT LESS COMPLICATED AND/OR ACTUALLY WORK!

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mornblade
Mar. 25th, 2013 12:00 am (UTC)
I had this problem with our Arduino as well. I also found that I couldn't actually load onto it in Linux without being logged in as ROOT. But that didn't stop me from persevering.
sinetimore
Mar. 25th, 2013 12:26 am (UTC)
I'll persevere later, my impatience is winning out right now.

(P.S. One of the coders who runs an image board got a bunch of shit because he admits he uses a WAMP stack. When everyone ran out of gas, he said, "With Windows, I don't need to check a bunch of stupid dependencies or do these weird things. If something goes wrong under Linux, I need to figure out what I did. If something goes wrong under Windows, I just say, 'Oh! The software's shit!' and I find something else." I'm not saying he shoulda done it...but I understand.....
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