Good tip with the Nano. Weird that i did't think about that. I actually have a second one.
To be very honest: I really respect your efforts with T2. It must be tons of work and brain squeeze to make such a thing happen. And it has great features. I ran it on my virtual machine last night. But alone that is a pain.
I just am used to mac. And that is not only about the outlook, sounds and non intuitive use of windows. I am also just used that everything works. and that consistantly.
My first experiences with lasers were cutting metal sheets back before 2000 for micro structures. DXF i guess was the the only format we could use.
Then a CO2 System from Universal in a hackerspace i like to go here in Shanghai. These systems are of course bigger and let's call it industrial. But of course i learned to love that those are easy to set up and just run your job.
In one point i got the eleksmaker one. neat thin. but i had really hard time to make all run in a reliable manner.
After checking basically every software out there i turned to Laserweb, running on a windows. And encountered from now and then a blue screen. That has nothing to do with the control software but with windows and most likely also my windows machine. But it never happened to my Mac. Problem for me: if the computer crashed in the middle of an engraving job, then i am doomed.
I engrave personalised etching on items that take a long time to make and sell about a 100$. Blue screens, and other inconveniences that maybe don't bring the engraving in the way i want (size, position) cause financial loss.
So i made good experiences with the combination of laser web and mac.
I also run a mini mill for prototyping with it, and it just does what i need.
The pen plotter is more or less playing around.
But i also wanted to scan, vectorise and plot design sketches and notes that i have handwritten spread on papers and notebooks into one book.
that seems to be more complicated than i thought. But it also of very low importance for me.
Important for me is that i can start my laser within 2 min, when a customer order comes in. That i can't gamble with.
So, no offence! But i rather stay away from windows. Never change a running system, right?!