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Old 01-23-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default Navigation Map Updates, Windows Only, WHAAATT?!!

Not sure if its been asked before, but couldn't find it in search.

So I wanted to update my maps after purchasing my 2013 Sport Limited. There are free updates available, but when I went to the site

https://subaru-na.naviextras.com/shop/portal/downloads

I found out the program(Naviextras Toolbox) that allows you to do it is Windows only

What the hell?! Doesn't Subaru have a thing against Macs or are they that far behind the times?

Anyone else know how to get updates using a Mac....?
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:26 PM   #2
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1. Install some sort of virtualization software
2. Find a friend with a windows laptop
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:06 PM   #3
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Does Subaru manufacture the maps? NO.

It's not Subaru's fault you represent just 7% of the market for personal computers vs Windows 90-91% market share.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:15 PM   #4
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^ I think your numbers may be skewed. Especially considering the Linux based platforms and mobile phone OS options available. This is 2013 not 2000.

OP, looks like you are stuck with the 2 options that sketcheroo pointed out.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:09 PM   #5
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Current numbers - http://www.netmarketshare.com/operat...e.aspx?qprid=8

Mac OS is still a very small percent of the market. I am an IT consultant so I use Windows, Mac, and Linux. OSX is only popular with consumers.

Try Virtual Box if you want a free option to run Windows.

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Old 01-24-2013, 12:00 AM   #6
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^ I think your numbers may be skewed. Especially considering the Linux based platforms and mobile phone OS options available. This is 2013 not 2000.

OP, looks like you are stuck with the 2 options that sketcheroo pointed out.
How does a mobile os have any relevance to updating a gps mapping system?

My numbers are just fine when talking desktop systems that are relevant to this thread
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:23 AM   #7
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Lol, just because Apple products usually have their apps and software-related downloads with both Windows and Mac support, it doesn't mean the least innovative car manufacturer in the USDM will be able to support it.

Have you seen their Bluetooth section on the Subaru.com website? Lol it's horrendous. Not to mention the fact that their mySubaru.com area is lacking in remembering cookies and whatnot.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:22 AM   #8
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^ I think your numbers may be skewed. Especially considering the Linux based platforms and mobile phone OS options available. This is 2013 not 2000.

OP, looks like you are stuck with the 2 options that sketcheroo pointed out.
It's a reasonable expectation that while subaru will offer free map updates, you would not be able to do so from your mobile phone. His numbers are correct for desktops and laptops.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:54 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the responses.

Lol, didn't mean to start a Mac Vs. Windows war Each platform has its advantages and disadvantages. I'm a Graphic Designer so strictly use Macs for the last 15+ years.

Just thought that in this day and age, and a company that wants to expand its market share, would offered a dual platform option for something so simple.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:32 PM   #10
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One of the many reasons I still rock windows.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:35 PM   #11
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Default About those free updates...

Without the Windows-vs-Mac debate, please.

It was mentioned that there are free updates through Subaru. I would appreciate a pointer to them. The maps that came with my Subaru in March are 2011Q3, and the 2013Q1 maps are now out. But Naviextras.com wants $150 or a coupon code. Free is better.

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Not sure if its been asked before, but couldn't find it in search.

So I wanted to update my maps after purchasing my 2013 Sport Limited. There are free updates available, but when I went to the site

https://subaru-na.naviextras.com/shop/portal/downloads

I found out the program(Naviextras Toolbox) that allows you to do it is Windows only

What the hell?! Doesn't Subaru have a thing against Macs or are they that far behind the times?

Anyone else know how to get updates using a Mac....?
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