Our software and the way it communicates with the device is not compatible natively on Unix OS’s, but we do have lots of clients (including two of our Directors) successfully using Little Log Book on their MAC’s (which is linux based) through virtual windows environments.

The options for running it on a MAC are:

  • Dual Boot between Linux and Windows - there are various articles on the internet explaining how to have both your Linux and Windows operating systems installed and then simply shutting down the one and booting up the other, depending on your need. The setback here is inconvenience – you have to physically close and save everything and restart to get into the other operating system
  • Personally I advise another workaround that does exactly what the other paid for software packages does – VirtualBOX from Oracle. It is totally free and does exactly the same thing and has been proven to work when using a Windows virtual installation in it to use Little Log Book. Our one Director moved from using a dual boot scenario to Virtualbox due to its ease of use in his MAC OS without having to restart every time.
  • Using software called KVM - this software is also free and similar to Virtualbox but might be easier to understand and configure for the hardened Linux user through its familiar interface. Though this haven't been tested as of yet, you are welcome to give it a try. More info can be found here: http://www.howtogeek.com/117635/how-to-install-kvm-and-create-virtual-machines-on-ubuntu/


Herewith the link to the VirtualBox site: https://www.virtualbox.org

To Download Virtualbox you can go to this link: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads and click the link next to Virtualbox x.x.x for Linux Hosts and choose your Linux variation.

We hope the above information finds you well and that the above suggestions prove viable.