Walter,

You can always download VirtualBox and run a Windows system in there under 
Linux, OS X, Solaris, or whatever you like. It's free, and it works well. 

Oracle VM works too, but is probably overkill. 

Bob

> On Dec 1, 2016, at 13:07, walter shawlee 2 <walt...@sphere.bc.ca> wrote:
> 
> After re-working the lab I have my Z3801A in, I realized there's no windows
> computers left anywhere near there.  Is there any monitoring software that 
> will run on my 16.04 Ubuntu Linux machines?  I have the Z3801A with an 
> external antenna, that drives a 10Mhz distribution amp for optional external 
> references around the lab. I don't have anything looking at it, however, so I 
> am not sure if that is actually correcting the GPSDO or I am seeing the raw 
> oscillator, which si pretty good by itself.  The other shop counters have 
> externally NIST-cal'd hp 10811A's in them, so they are pretty accurate 
> anyway, but I am curious to know the real story.
> 
> I also have a re-cycled rubidium module and ovenized oscillator cal'd to NIST 
> in tandem as another check source I put together this year.  I'm just looking 
> for external validation of those last few figures. I guess that is an 
> occupational problem of having too many sources and counters, one is never 
> really totally certain. kind of a local quantum cloud of measurement 
> uncertainty.
> 
> I was able to get those surplus DeLorme GPS pucks running under Ubuntu, I ran 
> VMware to host an XP install, then tracked down the XP-only serial emulator 
> needed to read the USB puck interface, and ta-da, it works. Hideously 
> complicated way to see if they were good, but I was curious to know.  No 
> VMware in that lab, however, so looking for a native app to read the Z3801A
> 
> any useful Z3801A software suggestions appreciated,
> all the best,
> walter
> 
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