FYI: I’m completely new to laser cutters.
I haven’t purchased a laser cutter yet, but I want one that has a Ruida control. During my research the specifications all state Windows compatible only.
So I had plans to eventually pick up a Windows laptop to run the laser using Lightburn; until today when I discovered my current Mac is too old to run Adobe Illustrator. My goal was to learn and practice using Adobe Illustrator and Lightburn until Covid restrictions are lifted and then I can test out my creations and ideas at a couple of MakerSpaces before taking the plunge and buying a laser.
So before I make any kind of purchases, I want to confirm with 100% certainty that I understand how these systems work together.
Does Lightburn make all “Windows Only” laser controllers compatible with Mac?
One option I’m entertaining is buying a new iMac for the family that I can use to create images in Adobe Illustrator and use this old iMac (version 10.12.6 mid 2011) to run the laser with the use of Lightburn.
Or should I just forget using a Mac with the laser and get a Window PC?
I know that eventually this Mac will be even more obsolete and I would like to limit the computer purchases going forward.