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Member Since 16 Jan 2006
Offline Last Active Jul 21 2019 07:39 AM

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In Topic: RootsMagic in a virtual machine?

20 July 2019 - 01:12 AM

I'm having trouble getting Rootsmagic to work properly even in Crossover on Ubuntu 18.04, so I tried it in 64 bit Windows 7 home in VirtualBox.   It slowed to a crawl.  Making sure MSXML6, flash, Internet Explorer, and Net Frame or whatever it's called were installed helped a little.   Expanding resources like RAM and processor cores did not help at all.   


In Crossover Rootsmagic is almost normal but still a little slow.


Then I tried 32 bit Windows 7 Professional, and Rootsmagic works almost normally.


On the same 64 bit computer in Windows 7 Home it worked perfectly.   


I think that Rootsmagic is struggling to run in 64 bit operating systems.  The extras you have to add to make it run are intensive graphics stuff that genealogical software with a GUI interface that uses XML should hardly need to run.    Since even diehard users of old equipment like me are no longer using 32 bit computers, it's hard to imagine why Rootsmagic does not update.   It's hard to believe they're trying very hard to do much of anything.   They seem to be a small group of elderly people.   

In Topic: PDF Media Items.

21 February 2019 - 09:21 PM

OK,  I don't want rootsmagic to PRINT my pdf files, and I don't need pdf files to open IN rootsmagic.  I just need Rootsmagic web sites to include both links to the pdf files and the pdf files, or else display them in the same table in which it displays images, so that if you click on the thumbnail the file opens.  Mind, I don't care HOW it opens, I need people to be able to view the pdf file!   


I don't know what "this" the guy above "tried", but my web page didn't have a link or a thumbnail to the pdf files!