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Turn Your Laptop in to a GPS System

Jul 31, 2008
A Global Positioning System (or GPS) is a satellite navigation system that works by continually transmitting high-frequency radio signals containing the time and location of a person anywhere on Earth. With miniaturized GPS units and fewer integrated circuits GPS technology has become economical and accessible almost to everyone. It really has changed the way we work and play.

Although it would probably amaze many people, it is possible to turn your laptop into a GPS system. In fact, there are many individuals who already found how easy to it to use their laptop as a GPS.

When a person has a laptop all they really need do is purchase the software for a GPS system and then configure the laptop according to the settings. Some software available already has the configuration worked into the software but can be a bit more expensive for some people to use. Also, there are those laptops that won't work with certain types of software, so it is a good idea to make sure the laptop is indeed compatible with the software.

Most of the software for the GPS installation on the market today will only work with windows XP or newer version of Windows. However, you may still find some older versions that work with previous Windows versions. In addition, there are certain instructions that should be followed after the software is installed to get the best possible performance out of the laptop.

For example, the battery life on the laptop is only going to last for so long and then it will need to essentially be recharged. This is important thing to consider if you are going to rely on the laptop as a navigation aid. Sometimes turning certain features on the laptop off after a period of time if they are not in use by any programs that are running the laptop can lengthen the battery life.

There are several web sites via the Internet that offer information about the many different ways users can ultimately turn the laptop into a GPS system for road or general navigation use. Some of these web sites can also help or assist with installation as well. In some situations the software can be purchased via the web site on the Internet, depending on which web site an individual is at.

With a powerful laptop that is enabled with a GPS your road experience will turn into an adventure. As more people realize that the laptop can be transformed into these types of GPS systems, the idea will increase in popularity and more individuals will carry their laptop with them in the vehicles they are on the move.
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