Saturday, June 21, 2008

Syncing with NFS on a Mac

Yes, it's true all you Mac users. You to will be able to sync with NFS with your Mac. No need to install Windows just so you can still use your favorite genealogy software package. Who will allow this capability you ask? The cat was let out of the bag on the LDS-Ward-Consultant mailing list today.
Although not yet released, FamilyInsight (the successor to PAF Insight) will work on Mac OSX.

Interested user asked question on how this will all work. One obvious FamilyInsight beta tester gave us more insight.
Once you use Reunion on the Mac you will not want anything to do with Windows, Vista or any of the PC systems or programs. The Mac will have its own FamilyInsight - soon to come out. You will just Gedcom your PC records over and open them in Reunion and you will be away. I have had no problems with NFS at all, even though the Mac Safari browser has not been formally tested by NFS for compatibility as of yet. Direct your money to get the big screen and latest chip you can afford. You will want open both NFS and Reunion side by side for the 40% increase in productivity larger screens enable. No need to concern yourself about hanging on to old windows programs - just make the switch and you will soon become comfortable and be glad you had.

At the BYU Computerized Genealogy Conference Gordon Clarke had mentioned that we would see a Mac program that would sync with NFS. He never mentioned how many there would be, but at least now we know of one.

I give you permission to buy a Mac now.

See ya tomorrow, for tomorrow is always another genealogy day!

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