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Anyone Using Linux?

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    Is anyone here using Linux? If so, what are you using for Bible software on Linux?
     
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    yes, just started my own thread on this, per your request!
     
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    I forgot I posted that when I asked you to start a thread. :Laugh

    Yeshua 1, you are running Robo Linux? I quickly googled that, but what I saw was centered on dual booting issues, and the HP Stream is not designed for dual booting or virtual machines!

    Right now the only machine I have running Linux is an HP Stream with Kubuntu. There are a string of kernels, including the one used in that latest Ubuntu LTS, that are incompatible with the wifi cards in some HP laptops. I have to run something that still uses an older kernel and does not force an update, or use something brand new. Kubuntu Gorilla is not perfect, but is the best I found so far.

    I played around in Arch for a bit, but Arch is being Arch, and they need to settle down and regroup before I wade around in that mess.

    For Bible Software I have Bible Analyzer and BibleTime, and use the web apps for some other software that does not work on Linux. I have yet to figure out any way to access my Olive Tree resources on this machine.
     
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    have you tried to install Wine on your computer, as that will allow for some windows based applications? And have you tried Mint at all?
     
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    I only used Mint for a day and was not impressed with it compared to Kubuntu Gorilla, especially with the priority to run Bible Analyzer, Bible Time, and the web apps for other Bible Software.

    I used Wine in Zorin which was designed to run Wine, but I was not impressed. I found that the Linux apps worked better than the Windows apps in Wine. I miss Zorin lite on the HP Stream, but they forced a kernel update and plan the next version of Zorin to use that same kernel. I gave up on them.
     
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    I am thinking of giving peppermint another try. When I tried it, I found out later that Chrome had a bug and with ICE being so tied to Chrome, I am wondering if it might run faster now that was fixed.
     
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    I had it for awhile;e. seemed to be really fast! Ever try Debian?
     
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    I also have Ubunto Mate. like it!
     
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    I couldn't get Debian to work on either HP laptop. OpenSuse and Red Hat were compatible with the videocard on the bigger laptop when nothing else was. Centos would just not install at all. Parrot wouldn't work with either video card. Pop Os was okay on the bigger one.

    Before I left the city I had an old 32 bit IBM thinkpad and got Zorin lite working on it well enough to run Chrome and the school websites, and that got me some extra points with one of my professors.

    Kali, some different Arch distros, including Black Arch. For awhile I ran Windows 10 inside virtual box with the Ubuntu 18 on the bare metal.

    I forget what else.

    I just stripped off the Kubuntu and installed the latest vanilla Ubuntu gorilla to see if it is any better than it was. Windows is working right now, so I don't need to make Bible Analyzer my first priority.
     
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    Open suse is a good one to run, have you tried any of the Puppy editions?
     
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    I never got anything with Puppy installed, but I don't think I tried all that hard.
     
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    Many of them do not need really that much ram or Cpu speed to work well
     
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    A future project, maybe. Have you tried puppy? On bare metal or an external drive?
     
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