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Translator’s Workplace is the premier electronic resource library and research tool that Bible translators and translation consultants have relied on for the past 20 years. Delivered on DVD or through download, Translator’s Workplace 5.1 (Folio) contains 1,000-plus individual resources in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese (user interface in English only). It is simply the most complete, lightweight, economic library of translation resources currently available. TW 5.1 runs in Windows XP compatibility mode through Windows 7 and 8 machines, both 32-bit and 64-bit. It also runs under Wine on Linux-based systems and under Parallels and VirtualBox on Macs.
The following link will help you calculate approximate download times based on your internet connectivity http://www.numion.com/Calculators/Time.html (TW 5.1 Folio is a 2.2 GB file)
You may then wish to choose an appropriate download manager for your web browser. If you are unable to complete your download in a single session, when you are able to start again, a download manager will enable you to start again at the spot where you stopped without requiring a complete beginning anew.