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Old 21-06-2024, 02:45   #1
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Linux for OpenCPN

I run 2 x AsRock 12v PC's, 1 x primary and 1 x back up both currently on Win7. They are used exclusively for the boat, navigation, tides, sailmail, pilot books and are rarely connected to the internet. Both sport low power Intel Atom 3000 series processors.

I would like to move away from windows, certainly with one to begin with, running Linux in parallel until I am confident.

What would be the most "appropriate" Linux distro for OpenCPN and this type of use?

I avoided "best" because this would be more to do with personal preference than this very limited usage.

Any comments and pointers gratefully accepted.
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Old 21-06-2024, 04:04   #2
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Re: Linux for OpenCPN

Tupaia, A suitable Ubuntu version could be Xubuntu, not to overloaded with stuff nor power-hungry. Just check it out.
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Old 21-06-2024, 04:22   #3
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Re: Linux for OpenCPN

I use Linux Mint for everything. Very reliable and does everything I need. OpenCpn runs well on it. It's Ubuntu based but looks more like Windows 7.
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Old 22-06-2024, 02:20   #4
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Re: Linux for OpenCPN

Here running Linux Mint, Linux Ubuntu Noble Mumbat on AMD64 systems. And RaspiOS64 (Bookworm) , Ubuntu Noble Mumbat and Fedora 40 on the Raspberry Pi 4 and 5.

On all this system Is OpenCPn beta 5.9.0 versie running and the SignalK server for the data handling.

With a working O-charts plugin.


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Old 22-06-2024, 02:48   #5
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Looks like Mint is the winner which kind of confirms my thoughts. Download ISO will install and play over the weekend.
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