Linux version of Logos Bible Software

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John Goodman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 25 2015 4:48 PM

My guess is that the 142 votes represent all 50 potential customers... please don't shoot the messenger, I've donated 3 votes to the cause!

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 25 2015 7:59 PM

John Goodman:
My guess is that the 142 votes represent all 50 potential customers

Noticed UserVoice suggestion now has 149 votes => https://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-6/suggestions/3635847-make-logos-4-and-5-avalible-to-individuals-on-ubun

Faithlife Corporation can view how many customers have voted on suggestion.  Every user has 10 votes; up to three can be placed on one suggestion.

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Andrew | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 26 2015 7:38 PM

Andrew:
I have pretty souped up hardware and Logos 6 runs like a drunken pig in a Windows 7 Virtual Machine, even though it has memory to spare and does not appear to peg the CPU. Logos 5 was very fast in the same VM. I do not experience the slowdown on any of my other programs in that same VM (including three dimensional animated graphics). I suspect that the new version does something odd in the way that it handles a few specific tasks. I considered attaching a debugger or profiling tools to see what is happening, but that is overly time consuming; especially without debug information and source code.

Just wanted to mention that with the last update of Logos to version 6.0b SR-1, that whole poor behavior in a Windows Virtual Machine with a 64-bit Fedora Linux host is now gone! Thank you Logos for fixing that!

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Mr Jeffrey Fry | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 21 2015 4:58 PM

Definitely right.  I've moved to ubuntu now and have everything I need except Logos.  I hope Logos will make this move soon. 

Rev Jeff Fry

UK

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David J. Ring, Jr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 21 2015 6:37 PM

http://biblia.com gives us a chance to read our books.

The bright side is that I did not update my Logos - too much money for too little use.  I have an installation on one of my hard drives with Windows on it, but I rarely use it.  I'm thinking about getting a portable device with Windows 10 on it, maybe Logos will run on that.  I'd rather read on a full size screen though, so the portable device will have to have a output for a monitor.

Logos was the best choice when I made it, but I have moved on and will visit once in a rare while.  Still nothing does what Logos does, I just wish it would work on DOS Box or WINE.  I think I will install Windows 7 on a V-Box virtual system inside Linux.

I still would rather have a native system even if it was just like Logos 2.0.

David

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 21 2015 9:00 PM

Mr Jeffrey Fry:

Definitely right.  I've moved to ubuntu now and have everything I need except Logos.  I hope Logos will make this move soon. 

Rev Jeff Fry

UK

Welcome Big Smile

Biblia.com can be used in a browser on ubuntu => https://biblia.com for access to your licensed Logos resources.

Noticed UserVoice suggestion now has 176 votes => https://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-6/suggestions/3635847-make-logos-4-and-5-avalible-to-individuals-on-ubun

This thread was started on 19 Jun 2009.  Linux desktop usage has increased  => https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems shows desktop Linux usage of 1.34 % is significantly smaller than 7.21 % for OS X and 91.45 % for Windows.  As a volunteer user, am not anticipating Logos Bible Software on any open source desktop distribution any time soon. Similar forum threads => Linux - Ubuntu => So the truth about Logos on Linux is... => Logos on Linux something new!

David J. Ring, Jr.:
I just wish it would work on DOS Box or WINE.

Open source community lacks alternative to Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) => http://www.mono-project.com/docs/gui/wpf/

WikiVS article comparing OS X and Ubuntu => http://www.wikivs.com/wiki/OS_X_vs_Ubuntu includes Purchasing Cost:

Ubuntu is free open source software. You may make copies of the Ubuntu operating system at no charge, and you may install Ubuntu to any compatible machine. It is also legal to modify Linux and Ubuntu for your own purpose and redistribution, as long as you comply with the GPL license.

 

OSX is commercially licensed. All Apple hardware comes with a free OSX license. New versions of OS X are free, but in other to upgrade you need a version of OS X above Snow Leopard (10.6) and proper hardware. The Apple license is quite restrictive, making it illegal to copy, modify, redistribute, or install on non-Apple hardware. However, unlike other commercial operating systems like Windows and QNX, there is no 'activation' or other DRM built in. The underlying System, Darwin, is free open source Software.

Thankful can easily copy OS X from one Mac model to another.  Thankful for Apple refurbished => http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac (noticed some 5K 27" iMac's that work well for Logos 6)

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Vernon howard | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 27 2015 5:41 AM

I finally switched over to Linux, using Mint 17.1.  So I had to switch to E-Sword, The Word and Analyzer 4.  They all work on Linux.  Maybe, just maybe someday Logos will throw out a Beta that we all could test for them.  Keep looking up.

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John O'Keefe | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 19 2015 1:16 PM

By the fact that you are using E-Sword and theWord, that tells me  you are not afraid of WINE.

While I would absolutely love to see Logos work in Linux, whether via WINE or Native, you should know that both WORDSearch (with IE7 installed) and Accordance both work very well in WINE, if you would like something more power than the aforementioned software. Although there are still some resources in BA that you cannot get in any other software, so I continue to use that as well.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 19 2015 1:19 PM

It appears that the Faithlife response to the Linux issue is Logos Cloud.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 19 2015 1:57 PM

MJ. Smith:
It appears that the Faithlife response to the Linux issue is Logos Cloud.

Or, presumably, the web app being developed as part of Logos Now

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 20 2015 8:24 AM

Graham Criddle:

MJ. Smith:
It appears that the Faithlife response to the Linux issue is Logos Cloud.

Or, presumably, the web app being developed as part of Logos Now

Correct, Phil stated as much

Mark Martin:

Does anyone know if the new "beta" app in Logos Now work on a Chromebook?

Phil Gons (Faithlife):
Chromebook (and Linux) users are one of our main target audiences for the Logos web app.

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Perry Webb | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 15 2015 5:12 PM

Bob,

What might be worth the investment is to see if you can get someone to tweak Wine enough to get the Windows version of Logos 6 to run on Linux.  Wine appears to have missing dependencies necessary for Logos 6 to install and run.   

Perry Webb

 

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Perry Webb | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 15 2015 5:37 PM

I think all Logos would need to disclose is what Logos needs running in Windows for the program to work.  That may not need non-disclosure agreements.  

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Perry Webb | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 15 2015 5:43 PM

The Cloud is ideal for Chromebooks, but many Linux users are in countries where the internet speed isn't that good.  Needing access to the Cloud also may limit one's mobility if not having internet access at any location.  Of course, internet access is essential for Chromebooks.  

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David J. Ring, Jr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 15 2015 6:27 PM

Perry,

Internet access is always desirable but it is NOT required for Chromebooks:

http://chromebookratings.com/2011/blog/chromebook-internet-connection/

Using a Chromebook Without an Internet Connection

In 2011, "there are [were] already hundreds of apps for Chromebooks that support working offline,"  

Some of the over 600 Chrome apps that are already confirmed to work offline are:

  • The Huffington post
  • NPR for Chrome
  • Multitask
  • Super Mario Bros. Crossover
  • Good Food
  • Vector Paint
  • Chromapaper
  • Offline Dictionary
  • iScribe Tools (a suite of editing, HTML, and paint tools)
  • Fiabee
  • Read Later Fast (saves web sites for offline use)
  • 8-Bit Hits
  • Scriblr
  • Pillarbox
  • Solitaire Online
  • Zoho Writer

These are just a few, and the list is growing every day as more apps convert to the new HTML5 coding.

I only use Windows for Logos now.  Windows Office is much better for many things (like legal briefs) than OpenOffice and other substitute programs.

I am just sick and tired of virus attacks and paying for a program to convert file formats, or to do a one-time job.  With Linux, I have built-in pdf support, I can convert graphic and audio formats and my home computer - used also as a media server has been in operation without shutting off or rebooting for THREE years - it draws only 7 watts as it's a low power computer. It runs the latest version of GNOME 3 and serves as a media and file server for my home.

I have no problem paying for programs, or books, I just love the robustness of Linux.  I probably would buy more books from Logos if I could read them with Logos program where they really shine.  I have access in biblia and on android (also Linux).

Best wishes,

David

 

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 16 2015 7:54 AM

Perry Webb:

The Cloud is ideal for Chromebooks, but many Linux users are in countries where the internet speed isn't that good.  Needing access to the Cloud also may limit one's mobility if not having internet access at any location.  Of course, internet access is essential for Chromebooks.  

Perry, I have a Chromebook Pixel 2 and just installed the Arc Welder extension for Chrome, which allows Android apps to run on a chromebook. I installed the Logos Bible! app successfully and have downloaded maybe 300 or more of my books. They all work offline.

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David J. Ring, Jr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 16 2015 3:51 PM

I am running Arch Linux and I just found a link to ARC Welder.  It says I am compatible with it.  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/arc-welder/emfinbmielocnlhgmfkkmkngdoccbadn?utm_source=chrome-ntp-launcher  It downloads ARC applications also so don't be misled by the reported size, I am at 180 MB right now and it's still going.  

I do not find the logos app or the verbum app but I do see the biblia app. Bill, how did you get the Logos Bible app?  Is there a special place to download the apk of the app?

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 16 2015 8:07 PM

David J. Ring, Jr.:

I do not find the logos app or the verbum app but I do see the biblia app. Bill, how did you get the Logos Bible app?  Is there a special place to download the apk of the app?

David, I had to obtain the current apk from a third-party download site.

FYI, I tried to run Arc Welder in Chrome under my Debian Linux chroot on the chromebook. Arc Welder installed fine but it wouldn't run the Logos Bible! apk, so your mileage may vary.

Let me know if you get it running. I'd love to know where in the file system Logos resources are stored.

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Perry Webb | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 17 2015 9:09 AM

I'm running the Logos app and Vyrso app on an Android phone.  Both allow you to read Logos books, but they don't have the full functionality of Logos/Libronix running on Windows or Mac.  I haven't tried to run the Android version on Linux, but apparently it runs on Chrome OS with Arc Welder from what others are saying. 

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James Bernard | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 3 2015 11:03 PM

I'm running the logos app on chrome with arc welder on ubuntu. It works will. Also use evernote too!

I have a Mac so can do everything on that but would much prefer to move over completely to Linux.

The logos 5 Mac version uses mono, logos 6 uses chromium frameworks, which should be easer to use on Linux.

It looks as though Logos will eventually go subscription based - like everything else. Not sure how that will work...

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