You will need to install Parallels and then Windows XP. Parallels simplifies the installation process for Windows. You may want to review the website for Parallels so you are aware of what will be required.
Thanks -- I was worried I just had an upgrade disk but I have the full XP prof. disc, so it seems like I can do this without switching to accordance.
Can Bibleworks go native on Mac as Libronix is going to?
I have been running BibleWorks on Mac with Parallels, but it is a pain. Although I am able to make it work, but it is certainly taxing both on my nerves and the machine. The Mac runs so much hotter when the parallel is on (the fan is on all the time), so I try not to use it often.
Recently I found out that Libronix (Logos) is trying to move to the Mac as a native program. Now they have their Alpha 3 for Mac available from their website. It is not perfect yet, but I am so happy that I can open the old logos books now on my Mac natively. Can Bibleworks work towards this segment of the Mac market? I have been a PC user for many years, and now I have switched over to Mac. I have been using BibleWorks for I don't remember how many years (since BibleWorks 2). I certainly hope I can stay with BibleWorks in the years to come.
Running Bible Works on Apple
I bought a WinXP machine in 2003 specifically to run BibleWorks6 and Logos/Libronix libraries. I left apple platform well satisfied with Apple, but needing this software, which ran abysmally slow on a G-3 powerbook maxed out on ram, and using Virtual PC. I eventually gave up using this entirely
I need a new laptop. I'd prefer to move back into the Apple world. Is there anybody out there on this forum that runs both types of software through Bootcamp or Parallels, and is satisfied with the speed?
And which of the two do you recommend, or is there another VMware that you'd recommend?
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I have been using BibleWorks for my exegetical works on PC. Last year I switched to a Macbook Intel 2GHz. I use parallels to run BibleWorks. With Parallels and a few of other programs running, the original 1G memory is too tight. I have since increased it to 2G. Now it runs reasonably well, although I still notice the machine runs hot when parallels is running. I have not used BootCamp, because I need the copy and paste functions.
As my previous posting said, I am happy that Libronix is coming to senses in moving towards supporting Mac. I hope BibleWorks can do the same in moving to the Mac platform (especially in view of the big surge of Mac sales the past year).
Yep. I'm now a committed Mac user, buying a version of XP just to run BW on. (I'm currently using my Dell disc of XP on Parallels, which means I have to reinstall it every 30 days...)
I'd love a Mac version, but I understand that's probably just not in the cards.
Edit: I'm running it on a Macbook C2D, 1.83 Ghz, 2 Gig RAM. It does run a little hot if I leave parallels running all the time, but I find that network traffic does that too. (That is, if I leave parallels open and don't have a wireless connection, it seems to heat up, like Parallels keeps searching for a connection.)
That said, no problems. Runs great, looks better than on my Dell.
I recently moved to Mac, and have run BW7 successfully under Parallels. But one thing that doesn't happen: on the PC I could right-click on a Hebrew or Greek word in the Results window and be offered 'Send verse to default lexicon' I don't get a drop-down menu now, and have to find the word in a lexicon over on the right, which takes two extra actions. Is this a result of Parallels, or is there there some simpler explanation?
I'm sure Parallels has nothing to do with it. Running BW version 7.0.019g.3 I get a full drop-down menu and the option 'Send Verse to Lexicon Browser' is right there...
Originally Posted by Richard Syed
Hope this helps.
BW7 in Parallels
Thank you for the suggestion. I had 7.0.019g.3, and have just reinstalled it again to make sure, but I still don't get the drop-down menu from a selected Gk or Hb word (and another thing that I miss badly is 'search on lemma'). I wonder if anyone else at all has had this problem? I wonder if I should reinstall BW7?
Drop down menu for Greek and Hebrew words
Problem solved! I was very new to mac - perhaps this may be of interest to others who start using mac without reading the manual first! Apparently the mouse comes with both its left and right buttons programmed as left buttons, and you have to set the right button as really a right one. System Preferences > Keyboard and Mouse > Mouse > then in the drop down menu against the right button replace 'Primary Button' with 'Secondary Button'. Everything now works fine in BW - including Search on Lemma, and Send Verse to Lexicon Browser, and the rest. Seems obvious now, but it didn't at the time.