Installing on MacBook Air?

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Mark | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Apr 1 2011 5:56 AM

I have a new MacBook Air and am wanting to install my Logos 4. How do I do that? I cannot find stuff on the Logos site telling how. Have left message for tech support, but as always I am impatient!

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 1 2011 6:12 AM

WIki has Logos 4 Mac that includes Interested in Using Logos 4 Mac ? with link to current Stable release of Logos 4 Mac.

Also, wiki The Logos 4 Beta Program has link to current Beta release of Logos 4 Mac.

Likewise, wiki has Getting Started with Logos

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 1 2011 6:34 AM

I guess I need more detail. I already have Logos 4 on MacBook Pro and want to get my stuff onto my MacBook Air also. Need directions regarding the Logos site and how to do that. Thanks!

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 1 2011 6:57 AM

Mark:

I guess I need more detail. I already have Logos 4 on MacBook Pro and want to get my stuff onto my MacBook Air also. Need directions regarding the Logos site and how to do that. Thanks!

Apologies, not sure I understand request for "Need directions regarding the Logos site and how to do that."

Logos licenses Library to individuals, so Logos Library can be installed on many devices for an individual to use (with existing license).

Getting Started with Logos has Installation + Indexing section (can download Logos 4 Mac, sign-in, download your Library, and index).

Option: Quick Installation onto Multiple Macs has several sections that may be useful.

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EmileB | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 1 2011 8:09 AM

Thanks for your helpful posts KS4J, and especially for the Wiki links. I also have taken the plunge and ordered a Macbook Air, as it seems best suited to my needs. I had read three references to those using the Air 11 on these forums, all of which are positive in terms of Logos performance. As I noted in my other posts, I am not a "power" Logos user, despite having a very substantial library. Pretty much just read books and do simple searches. You seem to follow the forums closely. Would you be willing to provide your insight into the current state of the Mac software/experience, and what I should/should not expect? Anything to be mindful of during install and to be sure the program works well (I do notice some articles on the Wiki)?

Its a big step for me as I've been saving and saving for this prior to my departure to return to the mission field. Support will not be great where I am going. It is my first transition from PC to Mac. Plus I have struggled a bit with Logos recently, but having read the link to Bob's post on the Wiki about Logos' decisions to release (which I'd never seen), I feel a bit better (along with seeing some others). I have been with Logos a long time, and have always hugely respected the company. Discovered the forums during my research for this new computer, and I think much of what I read was really skewing my impression and creating many doubts which I hope are needless. I have decided to reaffirm my faith in this product and this company, and appreciate the calmer voices of reassurance from folks like you.

That said, any further insights/reassurances from folks who are familiar with operating on Mac and especially on Mac Air would be of benefit, if anyone is willing to provide.

The system I have ordered in the Mac Air 11, 1.6 MHz, 4 GB ram, 128 GB SSD. It will be a largely Logos dedicated machine. I will also have a separate external portable  1 TB USB drive.

Thanks for any feedback, and once again, for the encouragement of you and others in the forums.

Emile

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 1 2011 9:25 AM

EmileB:
Thanks for your helpful posts KS4J, and especially for the Wiki links.

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EmileB:
Pretty much just read books and do simple searches. Would you be willing to provide your insight into the current state of the Mac software/experience, and what I should/should not expect? Anything to be mindful of during install and to be sure the program works well (I do notice some articles on the Wiki)?

Logos 4.2a SR-3 is currently the best release Logos has shipped for Mac, quite usable for reading books and simple searches (plus more).

Logos 4 Mac wiki page What to Expect section has observation about three Logos 4 menus.  Also, Mini FAQ has links to Apple tutorials, including Switch 101 (from Windows to Mac)

Mac and PC User Interface Differences wiki page has Feature Parity with list of features not yet implemented in Logos 4 Mac.

Observation: Logos 4.3 Beta 1 on Mac is buggy; anticipating bug fixes in future releases along with feature parity item(s) being resolved (not know how many item(s) will be resolved in Logos 4.3).  Guessing Logos 4.3 stable release should be ready between May and September (not know if stable Logos 4.3 will ship before or after Apple ships Mac OS X 10.7 Lion).

Mac Troubleshooting wiki page has Slow Performance section with many ideas, including Time Machine configuration tips.  Option: can partition external 1 TB drive into 2 partitions: one for Bootable clone of internal drive and one for Time Machine backups.  Apple's DIsk Utility can clone (copy) partitions.  Holding down option key while booting Mac provides menu of all bootable devices; Mac's can be booted from external drive.

Depending on internet connectivity in the mission field, may want to change Logos program setting Use Internet to Off (may want to change setting before heading to the field).

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EmileB | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 1 2011 11:14 AM

Thanks. Very helpful. The feature parity tells me that there's not anything there that would bother me at this point. By the time that it would, they will probably have the beta bugs fixed. Good to hear about the best release version so I don't install what would be frustrating.

Whew! So much to learn. Pretty overwhelming.

Need to make a correction... I had ordered this through our organization. Just received call that they had a refurbished 13 for the same price as the 11, that would give me a 1.86 Ghz processor as opposed to 1.6 Ghz, plus the slightly larger screen (didn't seem that much bigger in the store to me to be honest, but, why not for the same price).... front bus speed seems faster so that should help (?) ... same 4 GB memory and 128 SSD. Larger version also adds 2 hours of battery life and an SD card slot. SO for the same price, went for that. Will take a few days longer to ship, but seemed a better deal @ $1189. Not sure if the spec difference will make all that much difference in Logos performance.

Pastor couldn't understand why Air would be good; suggesting Macbook Pro, but seems from forums that performance at my price range is probably similar for Logos due to SSD. Higher price than what I paid would be out of my range as I need to make other equipment purchases. Hope I chose wisely for running Logos.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 1 2011 9:20 PM

EmileB:
Not sure if the spec difference will make all that much difference in Logos performance.

Comparing processor speeds, 1.86 GHz is 16 % faster than 1.6 GHz so processor intense items should be noticeably faster.  For example, indexing Logos 4 library should complete several minutes sooner.

EmileB:
Pastor couldn't understand why Air would be good; suggesting Macbook Pro,

Looking at Apple refurbished MacBook Pro's http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_pro do see couple possibilities (with slower 5400 RPM hard drives).

Other World Computing offers Do It Yourself hard drive upgrade kits => http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/2.5-Notebook/SATA/DIY/

One factor to consider is your usage; MacBook Air is 1.5 pounds lighter than MacBook Pro so Air is easier to carry a lot.

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 2 2011 8:12 AM

I have just installed Logos on my new MB Air. Works great! I have 13" 2.13 GHz 4 GB Ram. I think the extra real estate will make a big diff, considering I am 51 and my eyes are not what they used to be. I did notice that the screen resolution on 15" MBPro is same as screen res on 13" MBAir, but due to screen size, all is smaller. I have adjusted those programs I use most, and figure I'll live with the rest. I am growing to love this machine. Some wierd feeling when first used it, as I was used to the weight of the MBPro, but now it seems to fit naturally on my lap and there is absolutely no heat!

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