e-Sword on Mac

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pete.shaw
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I am buying a new MacBook Pro 13 and would really like to use e-Sword on it. Is anyone working on e-Sword for Mac?

Pete Shaw

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Re: e-Sword on Mac

Hi, Pete,
 
I've got good news and bad news for you. First, the bad news: As far as we understand, Rick has no intention of developing e-S for Mac.
 
Now for the good news. You can do this. I know that you can because a friend of mine who pastors a church in Columbus, GA, has a Mac, and he runs e-Sword.
 
I don't know which product he uses, but there are several on the market that allow a Mac to run Windows apps.
 
I will report back here to this forum when I find out what my friend uses.
 
So while Rick doesn't make "e-MacSword" or something else equally "Scottish" sounding, I know it will work.
 
Dave

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Re: e-Sword on Mac

Here's the scoop on running e-S on a Mac.
 
There are several commercial programs available to install onto the Mac that allow you to run Windows applications at the same time. My friend uses a program called "Fusion." Visit the website here - http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/. This is not freeware; but there is a free 30 day trial period. And it runs ALL your windows apps, not just e-Sword, while not having to leave your Mac operating system. My buddy says it runs perfectly.
 
A couple other names to try (cheaper, but he says you get what you pay for) are "parallels" and "crossover."
 
One more thought. New macs come with a free gadget called "bootcamp." It allows you to partition your sytem. One side is Mac; the other side is Windows (or whatever OS you install). While "bootcamp" is free, you can only run one side or the other; with "Fusion," you can operate both at one time.
 
I hope this helps.
 
Dave

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Re: e-Sword on Mac

Pete, If I may assist you in anyway, feel free to contact me via this forum. I am the friend that Dr. Davet spoke of in his post. I have been using a Macbook Pro, and loving it, since March of this year. Immediately I installed Fusion on it, which permits me to run both operating systems at the same time. I have no speed degradation from this, and my few Windows XP applications run great. Like you, I wanted to continue to use my E-Sword on my Macbook. It is the premier Bible Study tool available, in my humble opinion. I also am a long-time user of Word Perfect, and they do not have a Mac version of it. Thus, Fusion works great for me. By the way, I give Fusion very little space of my hard drive, because most of my work is on the Mac side of my system. It don't take much space and does not get in the way. As stated, the problem with using Bootcamp (which comes on Macs), is that you have to boot in either/or. Although it only takes my Mac 45 seconds to reboot, that is still too much of a hassle for me because I am constantly switching back and forth for my E-Sword. I hope this helps you. You will LOVE the Macbook. It is a serious computer and does an incredible job. I am a Mac convert, although I have been using PC's since the early 1980's. It would be great if E-Sword were available in a Mac version. However, I understand that would require a substantial amount of labor, so Fusion works for me at this time.

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Re: e-Sword on Mac

There are some installations issues on upgrading to Version 9 on a Mac. Please see the details on my blog post on this site by clicking on this link:
http://e-sword-users.org/users/node/3247

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Re: e-Sword on Mac

I i´m new here, i have running the e-sword 9 on my mac book pro, and osX 10.5.7 runs fine, here the url that i use. http://forum.bible.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9196&p=118621#p118621

but i have an issue, i wanna install new bibles i already have the .exe files, i run it the installers and it runs fine but the bibles doesn´t appear in my e-sword. if any have some tip how to ad more addons, will be apresiate.

Enrique Zea

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Re: e-Sword on Mac

E-sword runs just fine using Parallels 6 ( probably worth the cost if you are hooked on e-sword )