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admin
07-27-2012, 02:34 PM
Whee! We stopped by the BibleWorks Laboratory where they gave us an informal demo of BibleWorks 9 running on Windows 8 (Release Preview) on a Tablet PC. This machine is a Samsung Series 7 Slate. You can use it alone as a tablet, or add an optional keyboard, mouse, or stylus pen.

Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRETiSeWms8

The Moire patterns on some images are a recording artifact. They are not visible in real life.

Please help spread the word and pass the link on to your friends if you like it!
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Michael Hanel
07-27-2012, 03:18 PM
Whee! We stopped by the BibleWorks Laboratory where they gave us an informal demo of BibleWorks 9 running on Windows 8 (Release Preview) on a Tablet PC. This machine is a Samsung Series 7 Slate. You can use it alone as a tablet, or add an optional keyboard, mouse, or stylus pen.

Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRETiSeWms8

The Moire patterns on some images are a recording artifact. They are not visible in real life.

Please help spread the word and pass the link on to your friends if you like it!


You'll probably have to pry a desktop from my hands, but that is pretty sweet to have a functional version of BibleWorks on a tablet. I think this should definitely change the tablet industry. I'm glad you guys practiced wise stewardship in not spending hours developing a stripped down version of BibleWorks when it seems the technology is supporting faster and better tablets that can use real operating systems as opposed to the mobile platforms.

admin
07-27-2012, 03:36 PM
Drop it into a dock, and you have a desktop machine!

Another shot:
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Michael Hanel
07-27-2012, 03:44 PM
My favorite part about that picture is that you're using a MacBook as a table.

admin
07-27-2012, 04:45 PM
I tried to be subtle about it. :)
Actually, I've tested BW9 on a Mac under VirtualBox, Parallels, and VMWare and was very pleased with how well it works. More to come to help Mac users with their options...

DavidR
07-27-2012, 07:20 PM
Thanks for this. I'm not a tablet user and won't become one anytime soon, but I sent the link to several friends of mine who are.

bkMitchell
07-27-2012, 07:48 PM
I tried to be subtle about it. :)
Actually, I've tested BW9 on a Mac under VirtualBox, Parallels, and VMWare and was very pleased with how well it works. More to come to help Mac users with their options...

Although, I hope it doesn't burst the pride of any Mac users I really like that photo as well!

robrecht
07-27-2012, 11:06 PM
I'm interested to see how BibleWorks looks in a 7" tablet. Larger tablets don't offer much portability advantage over my small & medium size laptops.

Sansom48
07-28-2012, 12:33 AM
I find this very cool indeed. I have never been a fan of stripping down BW so that it would fit on a traditional App, but I have to say that looking at manuscripts on tablets is very nice. Making this as a possibility very appealing.

Lee
07-28-2012, 01:53 AM
Fascinating stuff. I tend to be a technology dinosaur, but this could potentially motivate me to get a PC tablet.

ISalzman
07-29-2012, 06:45 PM
Great video. One question I have concerns the screen keyboard. Will there be the possibility of having a Hebrew Keyboard (and/or Greek) appear on the screen like that too?

Irving

Lee
07-29-2012, 11:18 PM
Great video. One question I have concerns the screen keyboard. Will there be the possibility of having a Hebrew Keyboard (and/or Greek) appear on the screen like that too?

Great question! That might be asking a little much for the near future (assuming the OS doesn't have it built in), but it would be a very handy feature.

revpearl
08-24-2012, 02:42 PM
I am a current Samsung Galaxy 10.1 user, and I would really like to have access to BW9 on it. Now, because I'm not a techie, is there some kind of upgrade I'll need?

Thanks.


Thanks for this. I'm not a tablet user and won't become one anytime soon, but I sent the link to several friends of mine who are.

Michael Hanel
08-24-2012, 02:57 PM
I am a current Samsung Galaxy 10.1 user, and I would really like to have access to BW9 on it. Now, because I'm not a techie, is there some kind of upgrade I'll need?

Thanks.

Not on a Galaxy. This video shows a tablet running Microsoft Windows operating system. Your tablet runs Android. So in order to use BibleWorks on a tablet you have to get one that specifically can run the Microsoft Windows operating system. Currently the number of such tablets is rather small, but it could be on the rise with the release of Microsoft Surface (their new tablet) which runs Windows 8 natively.

bobvenem
08-25-2012, 10:58 AM
...or, using a desktop access utility like Splashtop, you can access Bibleworks via an iPad or iPhone (though the iPhone is pretty small to be all that practical). The only bottleneck is the speed of your wifi network; on mine there is a split-second delay in response time, otherwise it works fine.

Nord Zootman
08-25-2012, 12:57 PM
...or, using a desktop access utility like Splashtop, you can access Bibleworks via an iPad or iPhone (though the iPhone is pretty small to be all that practical). The only bottleneck is the speed of your wifi network; on mine there is a split-second delay in response time, otherwise it works fine.
I wasn't familiar with Splashtop. I see it is available for android. Anyone else have experience with it an Biblework?

robrecht
08-28-2012, 11:36 AM
Announcement tomorrow (Wednesday) regarding the Samsung Series 5 Windows tablet, which should have 10 hours of battery life and some kind of docking keyboard.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9230683/Samsung_set_to_show_Series_5_Hybrid_PC_tablet_prio r_to_IFA

dmiller
08-29-2012, 05:35 PM
[QUOTE=admin;28252]Whee! We stopped by the BibleWorks Laboratory where they gave us an informal demo of BibleWorks 9 running on Windows 8 (Release Preview) on a Tablet PC. This machine is a Samsung Series 7 Slate. You can use it alone as a tablet, or add an optional keyboard, mouse, or stylus pen.

What is the likelihood of Bibleworks developing a version that runs on Windows 8 RT?

robrecht
08-29-2012, 06:37 PM
What is the likelihood of Bibleworks developing a version that runs on Windows 8 RT? Not at all likely. See this post from another thread:


There are basically two versions of Windows 8:

1. The RT version runs on a low power processor called ARM. It runs only full screen metro applications which can be bought only through the microsoft store. The price and batter life should be about the same as iPad. But it cannot run win 32 applications and hence cannot run Windows 7 applications. It will be low powerm and low cost but very limited in capability. On an ARM pad It is pretty much equivalent to iPad.

2. The other version is a full version of windows that can run any Windows 7 program, including BibleWorks. A new intel pad like the Samsung Series 7 Slate makes the iPad look like a toy. The down side is it is about 30% more expensive and consumes a little less than double the power. Samsung says 7 hours compared to 10 for an iPad but Samsung is likely being pretty optimistic. In my view the capabilities are so far above an iPad that it is no contest. One is a toy. One is a powerful tool. Don't get me wrong. I have an iPad and love it. But I was blown away by the first real intel pad running Wondows 8. No contest.

Personally I don't see how the RT pads can succeed in the long run. Maybe for people who just play games and tinker with social media. But it is very limited and totally controlled and locked down by Microsoft, like Apple does for iPad.

The Microsoft inte version of their Slate pad won't be out til early next year (the ARM version is imminent) but it may be worth waiting for. In any case you will have a flood of options. Maufacturers are on this like a tick on a dog.

BibleWorks is already running well on option 2. Just needs a little tweaking. We will probably do something at some point for option 1, but the platform really isn't suitable for full BibleWorks. It would need to be a radically stripped down version.

Hope this helps.

Mike

robrecht
08-29-2012, 06:58 PM
Announcement tomorrow (Wednesday) regarding the Samsung Series 5 Windows tablet, which should have 10 hours of battery life and some kind of docking keyboard. Pretty nice design.

http://www.cnet.com/laptops/samsung-series-7-slate/4505-3121_7-35427777.html

I was hoping the Series 5 might have a smaller screen to increase portability, but smaller than 11" may be too small for BibleWorks anyway. They should put a battry in that keyboard dock to increase battery life, like the Asus Transformer. At any rate, neither is powerful enough or small enough to replace my Samsung Series 7 laptop.

SteveO
09-15-2012, 07:39 PM
FULL DISCLOSURE: I'm a Microsoft employee in the Office division

I have been using BibleWorks 8 on a Windows 8 machine with Office 2013 installed for some time with no issues whatsoever. All works well.

That said, the issue with fonts and OneNote still obtains (unfortunately). That is, copying Grk and Heb over from BibleWorks to OneNote still needs some configuration on the BW's end to get the fonts to appear in OneNote.

Lord willing, I'm to get a Surface and a Windows 8 PC as well as a Windows 8 phone. I'm hoping there will be some kind of phone version of BW sometime soon! :)

MGVH
09-15-2012, 08:10 PM
I wasn't familiar with Splashtop. I see it is available for android. Anyone else have experience with it an Biblework?

Somehow missed this post earlier, but I have run BW on an Android using Splashtop. More info HERE (http://bibleandtech.blogspot.com/2012/01/bibleworks-and-logos-on-android-sort-of.html)