In my search for a mobile dual band radio and deciding between Kenwood, Icom etc I was doing some research about programing. I have a MAC and no desire to change that. So I need to be able to program what ever radio I buy with a MAC. It looks like the CHIRP software will work with a MAC. But I have read that there are cable issues. Anyway, the software and programing will be the driving factors now. I do not want to run parallels on my computer either. Anyone else tackle this with MAC?