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.
> 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
> 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 Shawlee 2, President
> Sphere Research Corporation
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