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Fritz R | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Sep 6 2010 10:11 PM

Hi Everybody

I am really interested in this product , but overall the reviews have been mixed so far. I have 2 mac's at home so i will need to purchase the mac version.

Should i buy now or wait until the lag problems etc are solved ?

Thanks so much .

 

 

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Thomas Wooded | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 6 2010 10:44 PM

Fritz,

Buy now!

You are licensed for both Mac and Windows, so you don't have to buy a specific version.  The beta is coming along well... I use it with hardly a glitch for all my day-to-day work.  (I have stopped firing up Parallels to run the Windows version on my Mac for well over a month or so.)  And, the final release version ships October 1st.

Reason #2 to buy now: Special pricing to celebrate the upcoming Mac ship date!

Best part yet: Logos has a money-back guarantee.

Go for it!  You can't lose!  Cool

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 7 2010 12:30 AM

Fritz Reuter:

Hi Everybody

I am really interested in this product , but overall the reviews have been mixed so far. I have 2 mac's at home so i will need to purchase the mac version.

Should i buy now or wait until the lag problems etc are solved ?

Thanks so much .

Buy now....

 

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 7 2010 1:02 AM

Fritz Reuter:
Should i buy now or wait until the lag problems etc are solved ?

Don't by now!

I am afraid you are too late and have missed the boat.

Over the last six months users have formed a great little community with chats going back and forth about crashes, logs, updates and restarts.

Now the whole thing is like the end of a party - a few hangers on wanting a last drink of 'exporting highlights' or 'usable help-files' but mostly people have wandered off home satisfied but facing the prospect of work in the morning.

No longer can we prevaricate due to crashes and non-starts – now we have to get on with actually using the software.

The 'blessed' program hasn't gone wrong for me in ages.

All rather depressing really.

I live in hope that Logos will produce a 'worship projection suite' that will be as buggy as Alpha one and get the whole thing started again.

Best wait for that.

 

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 7 2010 6:14 AM

 

Mike Binks:
No longer can we prevaricate due to crashes and non-starts – now we have to get on with actually using the software.
 
The 'blessed' program hasn't gone wrong for me in ages.
 
All rather depressing really.

Mike,  I recognized your problem immediately, because I suffer from it as well.  When the windows version left private beta and went gold, I was left feeling empty, though there were still many requests to be made and responded to.  

But here's hope Mike: I would venture to guess that there will in the future continue to be a Mac Beta, and hope of all hopes, sometimes it will actually crash and you'll get to report bugs, yes, real bugs!  Oh, the rapture of it all!  

But then, yes I too suffer the cold reality that sometimes I just have to work and that Logos, despite my best attempts to crash it, is working just fine.

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Mariano Proto | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 7 2010 7:26 AM

I will say BUY now... I got my Logos 4 for MAC when it was in Alpha 10 so It has been a lot of improvement. Not doubt will be much better. Also Price wise its the time now who knows how much it will be when is Gold version. 

Trust The Lord and do it. 

Mariano 

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Wilson Hines | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 7 2010 7:32 AM

IMHO, waiting to buy L4 Mac is like waiting for that next generation Intel processor: they will always be developing that "next generation Intel processor", so you have to bite the bullet at some point.  

Might as well jump right in, as the water is very fine.

Wilson Hines

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Wes Saad | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 7 2010 7:35 AM

If you can afford it now, I'd say buy now. The price is only going to go up when the special deals come to an end. And as it stands, the program is quite usable. There are still bugs and glitches to work out and optimization to be done, but the result will be an increasingly usable product. In the meantime, you can benefit now from a good program and from great savings.

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 7 2010 8:04 AM

Buy now, Beta 10 is very close to the L4 Win version with few problems and all the updates to the final release next month are free. Please read up on the installation process, as indexing and downloading can take some time... 4-8 hours. Be patient during this process as the rewards are great. Enjoy!

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Christopher Guest | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 7 2010 8:20 AM

I have resisted buying the product since the start of the year - but will be placing my order before the official release date.

Even mainstream programs, such as Office Mac for example, are always being updated due to bugs and security issues - but does that stop most of us buying such programs?

My Mac can go all the way to OS XI

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Timothy Shrimpton | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 7 2010 9:49 AM

Quick question,

If you own Logos 4 for Windows, is there any charge to use the Mac version?

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Wes Saad | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 7 2010 9:49 AM

Timothy Shrimpton:

Quick question,

If you own Logos 4 for Windows, is there any charge to use the Mac version?

Quick answer,

No charge.

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Timothy Shrimpton | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 7 2010 9:56 AM

Awesome!  Now that the Mac version of Logos is more than viable, I may have to add Apple's products into my consideration the next time I need to do some hardware refreshing.

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Timothy Shrimpton:
If you own Logos 4 for Windows, is there any charge to use the Mac version?
Strictly speaking, you don't license "Logos 4 for Windows" or "Logos 4 for Mac". You license a collection of resources (a Logos 4 base package) that you can use on Windows, Mac, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) or biblia.com. Not all resources are available on the iOS devices and/or biblia.com.

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Michael Lane | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 7 2010 11:28 AM

Fritz Reuter:
overall the reviews have been mixed so far
Fritz Reuter:
Should i buy now or wait

  1. Realize that there is a lot of bug reporting on this forum because that is what the Beta process is for - it is going to be heavily weighted with bug reports. Personally, I have been using L4Mac since Alpha 16 or so and have found the Beta's to be very stable and functional. The few bugs I have run into (during Alpha) were handled very efficiently by the developers.
  2. Buy now.
  3. Patiently endure the initial download and indexing (which you'll have to do whether now or later).  This seems to be a necessary(?) evil of the software - and is not a good first impression for many users who make their purchase with eager anticipation and then cannot drive it off the lot but have to wait for it to be delivered.
  4. Use it, love it.

 

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David N DeMott | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 7 2010 11:44 AM

Hello Thomas,

I noticed your comment on the Logos Forum and wanted more info.  I just purchased a Mac and want to transfer my Logos to it.  I was thinking that I would have to use Parallels, but you said that I would have a Mac license.  How did you go about installing your logos mac version without loosing anything.  I have my resources on an external drive and wondered if I had to do something to make them accessible to the new Mac version once I install it.  Any help you can give would be deeply appreciated!

 

Dave

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Philip Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 7 2010 11:47 AM

I also purchased around Alpha 9 or 10.  And was disappointed in the performance and usability.  Patience is a virtue that has paid off big.  Being new to Logos not just the Mac version, I guess I don't really know what more I have to look forward to.  I have never used the PC version.    I am very satisfied with both the performance and the usability of this product at this point.  Every update going forward is just icing. 

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Fritz R | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 7 2010 3:48 PM

Great Replies everybody, just one more question can i install it at home on my imac as well as on my mac book pro since i travel half the month and would like to take the word t with me ?

 

thanks for all the great replies ...

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Fritz Reuter:
Great Replies everybody, just one more question can i install it at home on my imac as well as on my mac book pro since i travel half the month and would like to take the word t with me ?
Yes. http://www.logos.com/ArticleViewer/2090

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Seth Hewitt | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 7 2010 4:08 PM

Mike Binks:

Fritz Reuter:
Should i buy now or wait until the lag problems etc are solved ?

Don't by now!

I am afraid you are too late and have missed the boat.

Over the last six months users have formed a great little community with chats going back and forth about crashes, logs, updates and restarts.

Now the whole thing is like the end of a party - a few hangers on wanting a last drink of 'exporting highlights' or 'usable help-files' but mostly people have wandered off home satisfied but facing the prospect of work in the morning.

No longer can we prevaricate due to crashes and non-starts – now we have to get on with actually using the software.

The 'blessed' program hasn't gone wrong for me in ages.

All rather depressing really.

I live in hope that Logos will produce a 'worship projection suite' that will be as buggy as Alpha one and get the whole thing started again.

Best wait for that.

 

Mike, I think it was Cameron who previously referred to all of us as alphaholics. He was right, you know!

 

Seth

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