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Home Automation Made Easy: Do It Yourself Know How Using UPB, INSTEON, X10, and Z-Wave by Dennis C. Brewer

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Chapter 4. Project 1, Installing HALbasic Software on Your PC

After you have your copy of HALbasic software, the first step is to load the software onto your Windows-based home automation computer. The home automation control platform computer ideally would be one you intend to leave on 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Consider using a computer specifically dedicated for this purpose, because having a dedicated computer will eliminate the potential performance problems of user sharing and will minimize the potential for lockups or inadvertent reboots.

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Acquiring Your HALbasic Software You can order a copy of HALbasic software from this book jacket, by downloading a copy from www.automatedliving.com, or by ordering the boxed version alone ...

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