1. Open up a terminal window, found in
Launchpad ----> Other
2. Type perl -v to see that perl is installed. Should be version 5.12
but you will need to upgrade to at least 5.14. type this command at the prompt and wait a good 10 minutes
curl -L http://xrl.us/installperlosx | bash
Type perl -v to see that perl is installed.
It should now say 5.16
4. Type cpan choose yes to the question, and wait a few minutes for it to set up the first time
4. When its completed you will be at the cpan prompt. Type
install Ham:Device:FT817COMM and press enter.
You can now download FT817OS and untar it in your home directory