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Heath Choate | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jun 7 2013 9:50 PM

I have Logos 4 running on a 13" MacBook Pro .2.8ghz I7. I have owned L4 since the beta stage in 2010. While the resources are vast the application has been layered with bugs and has always run slow. So much so that I  stopped using it for a very long time. I was very disappointed with the purchase at that time since much of my experience was beach balls and crashes. 

I just recently reinstalled it on the Mac listed above and it seems to be doing much better. still some lulls here and there but overall much better. (Kind of what I had hoped for when I bought it) Now I find that Logos has already moved to a newer version. I have a few questions. 

First do I have to pay for the upgrade? I remember when transitioning from Logos 1 for Mac (Libronix) to Logos 4 that it was stated the engine was always free. I don't really need more resources (have Leader's Library) Can I just install the engine and transfer my books? 

Next I remember when Logos 4 first came out some of us where disappointed that Logos for Mac (Libronix was never really brought to parity with Windows before it was discontinued. Again when Logos 4 for Mac came out it took a considerable amount of time before it gained parity with Windows. So for Mac users is this upgrade worth it? Are there a ton of bugs and should I stick with 4 for a while longer or will the performance be on par with what I am getting with L4 now?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 7 2013 10:02 PM

Heath Choate:
First do I have to pay for the upgrade?

No. You pay only if you want the NEW features or NEW base package (to be added to what you already have). 

Heath Choate:
Next I remember when Logos 4 first came out some of us where disappointed that Logos for Mac (Libronix was never really brought to parity with Windows before it was discontinued. Again when Logos 4 for Mac came out it took a considerable amount of time before it gained parity with Windows. So for Mac users is this upgrade worth it? Are there a ton of bugs and should I stick with 4 for a while longer or will the performance be on par with what I am getting with L4 now?

L5 Mac is at near parity with L5 PC and is most forum members would tell you to go for it. FWIW - L5 is really just a further development of L4. Moving to the L5 engine is really no different than moving from one build of L4 to another.

HERE is a link to the installation page.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 7 2013 10:05 PM

One Caveat… make sure your system meets the requirements. What OS are you running? How much ram?

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Heath Choate | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 7 2013 10:11 PM

alabama24:

Heath Choate:
First do I have to pay for the upgrade?

No. You pay only if you want the NEW features or NEW base package (to be added to what you already have). 

Heath Choate:
Next I remember when Logos 4 first came out some of us where disappointed that Logos for Mac (Libronix was never really brought to parity with Windows before it was discontinued. Again when Logos 4 for Mac came out it took a considerable amount of time before it gained parity with Windows. So for Mac users is this upgrade worth it? Are there a ton of bugs and should I stick with 4 for a while longer or will the performance be on par with what I am getting with L4 now?

L5 Mac is at near parity with L5 PC and is most forum members would tell you to go for it. FWIW - L5 is really just a further development of L4. Moving to the L5 engine is really no different than moving from one build of L4 to another.

HERE is a link to the installation page.

Thanks I appreciate the answers and the link. Are there any new features I won't be able use if I don't upgrade my base package?

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Heath Choate | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 7 2013 10:13 PM

alabama24:

One Caveat… make sure your system meets the requirements. What OS are you running? How much ram?

Running 10.8.3 on a 2.8 I7 Macbook Pro with 8g 1333 Ram

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 7 2013 10:31 PM

Heath Choate:

[ Are there any new features I won't be able use if I don't upgrade my base package?

Yes, the ones that depend upon new data sets. You can, however, update with a minimal crossgrade Instead. I'm not an expert on the differences and tend to forget what is new... Here is a link that will explain more. 

http://www.logos.com/features#new-features 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 7 2013 10:32 PM

Heath Choate:

alabama24:

One Caveat… make sure your system meets the requirements. What OS are you running? How much ram?

Running 10.8.3 on a 2.8 I7 Macbook Pro with 8g 1333 Ram

No problems there. Smile

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Heath Choate | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 7 2013 10:55 PM

 

alabama24:

Heath Choate:

[ Are there any new features I won't be able use if I don't upgrade my base package?

Yes, the ones that depend upon new data sets. You can, however, update with a minimal crossgrade Instead. I'm not an expert on the differences and tend to forget what is new... Here is a link that will explain more. 

The only thing I am not finding right now is the timeline feature. Perhaps its not available with a package upgrade? Either way the L5 is awesome. Very responsive, easier to use, cleaner and prettier interface elements. Very happy right now. Thanks for your help 

http://www.logos.com/features#new-features 

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 8 2013 5:30 AM

Heath Choate:
The only thing I am not finding right now is the timeline feature. Perhaps its not available with a package upgrade?

It's available with the Bronze package or the cheaper Core Datasets as well as the Minimal Crossgrade

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