Originally Posted by John Clark
Also, be aware that while you can sync a BB with PocketMac and MissingSync but you CANNOT reload or upgrade your OS with those utilities. There is no way to do this without a Windows computer or Windows environment like Parallels or BootCamp.
Wow! Although we have an old Dell Notebook here in Oregon, we don't want to have to carry it back and forth between here and Hawaii in order to service BBs. The many published complaints about Windows Vista caused us to switch to Mac OS X. After 20+ years with Windows, we LOVE the Mac OS and our MacBook Pro notebooks. We don't want to install Windows on our Macs and thereby/thereafter have to worry about viruses and spyware. It looks like we'll have to accept the drawbacks of iPhones or stay away from Smartphones entirely.
THANK YOU John! You saved us from a lot of grief!