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Rod | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Feb 28 2016 10:56 AM

I just purchased an iMac and have set up Logos 6.  It works great.

However, I also want my wife to access Logos 6 from her user account.  But when I launched the program un her user account, Logos started to download all of the data again.  I really don't want to do that.

Is there are way to launch the same copy of the Logos 6 application that I have in my user account without doing a complete reinstall?  i.e. can we share the application?

Thanks!

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 28 2016 11:38 AM

You do have to have a duplicate of the resources on her account, but you can copy those files over from yours to install them.

See here for how: 

https://wiki.logos.com/Quick_Installation_onto_Multiple_Macs 

https://wiki.logos.com/Install_in_different_folder_or_drive 

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 28 2016 11:44 AM

Just reread what you said and wanted to clarify: You would share the same application that is in the Applications folder. But Logos downloads resources to your [User Name]/Library/Application Support/Logos4 folder. It's that folder that each user must have their own copy of. 

Note that the Library folder is hidden by default, see here for instructions to unhide: http://osxdaily.com/2014/12/16/show-user-library-folder-os-x-yosemite/ 

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Rod | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 28 2016 3:52 PM

Levi Durfey:
You do have to have a duplicate of the resources on her account, but you can copy those files over from yours to install them.

Interesting... something that is easily done on a Windows computer is impossible under OS X without a duplicate set of data.

Apple isn't quite as great as it has been made out to be... at least to me anyways.

Thanks for the help!

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 28 2016 4:48 PM

Taxee:
Is there are way to launch the same copy of the Logos 6 application that I have in my user account without doing a complete reinstall?  i.e. can we share the application?

Technical challenge with using one copy of Logos Application Support files and folders is ensuring use is limited to one user. The Logos application was designed with exclusive access by one user to a set of database files on OS X and Windows.

Hence, sharing one set of Logos Application Support files is not supported by Faithlife on any platform.

The End User License Agreement summary is:

The short version is this: "The license goes with the user. Every user must purchase their own package. If you have a work machine and a laptop and they are both yours for your personal use, you may load it on both for your personal use - because the license goes with the user." Can you purchase one package and have two people use it? No. The license goes with the user. The license is a single user license.

 

All licenses are single human being licenses. We do not offer site-licenses, shared licenses, co-op licenses, library licenses or multi-user licenses. A church or company may be the purchaser and thus legal owner of the license grant, but may only allow one human being to be the beneficiary of this license grant.

If personally wanted to use one Logos application with two user accounts on OS X (and Windows), would write a script to avoid launching application when already being used.

Taxee:
Interesting... something that is easily done on a Windows computer is impossible under OS X without a duplicate set of data.

Default OS X and Windows installation of Logos 6 have similar steps to enable one set of user files to be used by two user accounts.  Windows installation has custom installation option, which is a bit easier to enable for two users.

Technically could enable one Logos 6 installation to be used by a different user within a few minutes (albeit not recommended nor supported).

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 29 2016 4:21 AM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):

But the EULA need to be read in light of Bob Pritchett's interpretation 3265.aspx

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Dustin Pearson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 29 2016 4:30 AM

Taxee:

Levi Durfey:
You do have to have a duplicate of the resources on her account, but you can copy those files over from yours to install them.

Interesting... something that is easily done on a Windows computer is impossible under OS X without a duplicate set of data.

Apple isn't quite as great as it has been made out to be... at least to me anyways.

Thanks for the help!

Been more of a Windows person myself, but in Apple's defense the above is technically wrong view from a security perspective. This is a security feature across all OS's based on UNIX and while annoying to some people it actually protects a computer if one account is compromised.

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Rod | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 29 2016 8:08 AM

Jack Caviness:
But the EULA need to be read in light of Bob Pritchett's interpretation 3265.aspx

I was aware of this.  My wife just wants to be able to read a few versions of the Bible and a couple of books on Logos.  She doesn't know how to use the search functionality and likely never will. 

I followed Levi's instructions and, other than using more disc space than should be necessary, it worked as advertised.

Thanks!

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