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Eddie Parrish | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Apr 4 2015 3:44 PM

I'm thinking about joining the Mac universe but I don't know how Logos handles that. Would it be like starting over, or could I just migrate everything to my new computer? I'm using Logos 6.

I searched for a thread that addressed this issue, but only found something that was about 5 years old. If this is covered somewhere I would be grateful if someone could direct me to the right info.

Thanks,

Eddie Parrish

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Sacrifice | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 4 2015 3:54 PM

Logis 6 and Macs work well together. Some years back since my wife was running a Mac Lab  she convinced me to try one.  It took me a few days to transition. Thereafter all I can say us that I was glad me wife talked me into trying one. I'm not going back. 

If possible I would get SSD drive and 16 mg of RAM. Logis 6 IMO will function better this way. I personally would maximize the size if the drive as well, as my libray is rather large ....

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Eddie Parrish | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 4 2015 3:57 PM

Would I have to purchase everything again? (Please say no!)

EP

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 4 2015 4:07 PM

Eddie Parrish:

Would I have to purchase everything again? (Please say no!)

EP

No.  You buy it once and that's it.  One of the forum experts (I'm not one) will probably chime in and point you to some instructions to help with the process to make it as easy as possible.

Welcome to the forums.  Smile

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Eddie Parrish | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 4 2015 4:10 PM

That's a relief. Thanks! 

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 4 2015 4:16 PM

Your welcome.  You may want to browse around on the Wiki and Mac support pages.  They contain helpful information you may find useful.  At least an awareness of the information.

https://www.logos.com/support/mac

https://wiki.logos.com/

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Michael March | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 4 2015 4:37 PM

I went from 30 years of PCs to a Mac a few months ago. Logos works just fine on the mac, just like it does on a pc (to me, I'm not a big power user either, but I use it every day). I have been so glad to come over to the mac universe, after belittling it for years. I am not looking back and have no regrets.

Have no fear, things are great over here!

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David Achorn | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 4 2015 5:02 PM

I switched to a Mac about three years ago and didn't have to repurchase anything.  Aside from a very large download, the process was fairly seamless.  I also haven't had any major performance issues with the software.   Mac and Logos has been a good experience (so far).  

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 4 2015 6:54 PM

Eddie Parrish:
I'm thinking about joining the Mac universe but I don't know how Logos handles that.

I think your basic question has been answered... My advice: If you have reasons to switch outside of Logos, by all means do so. I am a Mac Addict and love using them. If your primary computer use is Logos, it might be better to stick with windows. The two platforms are at <near> parity. Most bugs are cross platform (oh joy), but some are platform specific. There are probably a few more mac-specific bugs in logos, but there are windows only bugs as well. 

On the other hand, Macs have much less bugs in general, so it is easier to put up with ones in Logos. Stick out tongue

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 5 2015 4:02 AM

Wondrous Grace gave you some good advice that you should probably purchase an SSD. In my case, I purchased an early 2013 iMac with Fusion drive and have been pleased with its performance. My experience may be colored somewhat by the fact that I did purchase the fastest machine then available.

BTW: I disagree with Bama—something I seldom do. Even if your primary purpose for an new computer is primarily Logos, I would still advise switching.

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Andy | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 5 2015 11:15 AM

Jack Caviness:
BTW: I disagree with Bama—something I seldom do. Even if your primary purpose for an new computer is primarily Logos, I would still advise switching.

I, sadly, would have to disagree with Alabama also Tongue Tied. More happily, I do agree with Jack Surprise.

I currently work with Logos 6 across both PC and Mac and confirm that the performance across platforms (for me at least) is so close as to be indistinguishable. In fact, if anything, the performance via Mac is preferable (more responsive). Obviously, this will be attributable (largely or in part) to the difference in hardware. SSDs appear to deliver real improvements in performance for many users (my Mac has a SSD whereas my PC is a 7,200 HD).

I would further add that, in my opinion, the overall experience using a Mac is  vastly superior to any PC I have worked with (and my last five PCs have been 'power/gaming PCs'). I intend (in the next few weeks) to abandon PC completely and switch to the iMac 5k (alongside my MBA2011).

Blessings,

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 5 2015 11:49 AM

Wow. A right and a left for a knock out! Stick out tongue

I stand by my comment, but perhaps it would be better if I were stronger in saying: If you use your computer EXCLUSIVELY for Logos. In my opinion, once you are in the app, what's the difference? It is everything outside of the app which made me switch to Mac. 

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Andy | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 5 2015 11:51 AM

alabama24:
Wow. A right and a left for a knock out! Stick out tongue

Big Smile

alabama24:
It is everything outside of the app which made me switch to Mac. 

On that we can agree! YesYesYes

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 5 2015 4:45 PM

Eddie Parrish:
I'm thinking about joining the Mac universe but I don't know how Logos handles that. Would it be like starting over, or could I just migrate everything to my new computer?

Thankful can use scan command to copy resources from Windows to OS X; wiki has => https://wiki.logos.com/Quick_Installation_onto_Multiple_Macs#Copy_Logos_Resources_to_Mac_OS_X

Logos 6, 5, and 4 use the same ~/Application Support/Logos4 folder.

Keep Smiling Smile

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Duncan Campbell | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 6 2015 9:23 AM

I moved to a Macbook from a Windows 8 machine and find it runs really well. I'm runnjng Mavericks.

Can someone tell me if the issue Logos 6 had with Yosemite now resolved. It was recommended when I upgraded to Logos 6  by the sales rep, to stick with Mavericks until the Logos 6 issues with Yosemite had been ironed out.

Am I safe to allow the Yosemite upgrade to happen now?

Duncan

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 6 2015 9:36 AM

Duncan Campbell:
Am I safe to allow the Yosemite upgrade to happen now?

I think so... I haven't experienced the issue in a long while. I also haven't performed a full reinstall either. Software and resource updates work as expected for me.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 6 2015 9:50 AM

alabama24:

Duncan Campbell:
Am I safe to allow the Yosemite upgrade to happen now?

I think so... I haven't experienced the issue in a long while. I also haven't performed a full reinstall either. Software and resource updates work as expected for me.

Alabama - doesn't this require relatively recent versions of the Logos software to be running? Not sure exactly which service release this was fixed in but I think it was resolved by 6.1

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 6 2015 10:45 AM

Graham Criddle:
Alabama - doesn't this require relatively recent versions of the Logos software to be running? Not sure exactly which service release this was fixed in but I think it was resolved by 6.1

I don't know. FL said it was fixed at one point but it wasn't. But now it is. Smile

It may have been fixed by updates from both Apple & Logos.

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Dylan Rondeau | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 6 2015 10:52 AM

alabama24:

Graham Criddle:
Alabama - doesn't this require relatively recent versions of the Logos software to be running? Not sure exactly which service release this was fixed in but I think it was resolved by 6.1

I don't know. FL said it was fixed at one point but it wasn't. But now it is. Smile

It may have been fixed by updates from both Apple & Logos.

The issues with Yosemite have been addressed. We needed Apple to come out with an improved download method, which we then implemented as an optional Terminal command to test it out, and made baseline in 6.0b. All versions since then should work just fine on Yosemite.

Dylan Rondeau, Software Tester

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 6 2015 11:03 AM

Thanks for the Dylan. Smile

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