On many PC's with Windows NT 6.[2-3] (8, 8.1, 8.1wU) Samsung phones aren't recognized in Odin mode (in normal mode everything is ok). I'm using VB'ed Windows 7. There is way to use Ubuntu@Heimdall too (i guess).
Thanks to God for bricks! Without them XDA wouldn't be so stable building
Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000.
CyanogenMod 11.0 (nightlies).
Neo-Kernel by DerRomtester.