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Old 09-01-2014, 23:55   #1
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Lowdown on Navigatrix?

Navigatrix, as I understand it, is a version of Ubuntu that is set up for sailors, with OpenCPN and other programs of interest to cruisers already installed. I also get the feeling that it is stripped down to fit on a smallish flash drive, so that Ubuntu users might not find the Linux features they are used to.

Anyway, anyone here use it? Is it worth installing?
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:26   #2
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Re: Lowdown on Navigatrix?

Doesn't seem to have a lot of fans, but I will download it anyway. Notice there is another distro, Xinotop, so will install both. Flash drives are cheap.
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Re: Lowdown on Navigatrix?

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Doesn't seem to have a lot of fans, but I will download it anyway. Notice there is another distro, Xinotop, so will install both. Flash drives are cheap.
I've been using it for over a year now on deliveries pretty much world-wide. So happy with it that I've partitioned my computer to have a Linux portion - much quicker, but an 4 gig stick is all you need. That way you can check it out. The Navigatrix forum is fantastic with advice which i found especially useful - no-one "talks down" to a new user (which I was) and I'm pretty blonde when it comes to computers!

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Old 11-03-2014, 16:05   #4
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Re: Lowdown on Navigatrix?

Thanks Tony. Have downloaded both Navigatrix and Xinotop. Will install the moment I get the chance. Will try out the Navigatrix forum. cheers, Jim
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