Which Linux distro do you use for Scrivener?

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Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:50 am Post

I have just upgraded Ubuntu to 12.10 and everything works the same, at least in 32-bit land.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:15 am Post

Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit with Unity.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:28 am Post

Mint 13 and Cinnamon

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Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:11 pm Post

I am using openSuSE 12.1 64-bit, w/KDE 4.7.

Had a few minor issues with some of the 32-bit libs not being present, but that was rather easy to resolve.

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Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:25 am Post

I use Kubuntu Linux, that is Ubuntu with the KDE desktop by default.

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Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:00 am Post

Using Linux Mint 14 with MATE (32-bit).

I had installed Ubuntu 12.10 first but was fighting Unity, so tried KDE. That made Scrivener not work. :-/ So I started over with Mint.


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Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:30 pm Post

Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity and ArchlInux with Gnome.

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Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:27 pm Post

Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04, works great with both Unity and Gnome... 32bit and 64bit.

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Wed May 01, 2013 1:17 pm Post

I use Linux Mint 13 (Maya). Using Remastersys, I have created a live DVD based on Mint 13 that is packed full of free software for writers and publishers. Naturally, Scrivener is on there - David from L&L said I can I include the Linux beta. As well as that there is Celtx and Trelby for scriptwriters, Storybook 4 for novelists, Xmind (mind-mapping), SciTE, Amaya and Kompozer for web writers, GIMP and Inkscape for designing ebook covers etc, WriteType and Focuswriter (both simple uncluttered text editors and much nicer than the likes of Q10 and Darkroom), Sigil ( really good ePub editor ) etc...
Where they are freely available, PDF manuals are present too.
Since the advice most frequently given to writers is to sit down and write, I've removed distractions like games and email clients. I kept Firefox for research purposes.

The DVD is almost ready for public consumption and is free. If anyone feels like being a guinea pig and trying it out I'd be grateful for the feedback. You can download the iso here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1p0AVqAVCtYU3l4cTRaMEw5MzA/edit?usp=sharing

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Thu May 16, 2013 11:25 am Post

Debian Wheezy (and #! or aptosid on some of my systems).

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Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:21 am Post

Moving to 64 bit Ubuntu 13-04 with Gnome 2(I think) from a weakening Mac Mini with dickey wifi running Mountain Lion.

Not tested much yet.

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Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:46 am Post

I use Debian (wheezy) and Free BSD as my two nix's ... but have not tried scrivener on neither, as of yet, since I just discovered the "good news". I'm going to give installing a shot tomorrow. Thank you for developing a version for Tux! :twisted:
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Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:02 pm Post

Elementary OS Luna. Everything OK, both install and work.

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Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:24 am Post

I used to be a die-hard Ubuntu fan, but given the current surveillance scandals and since Canonical sends all my searches to Amazon, I switched from Ubuntu to Debian.

However, I can't get Scrivener to run on Debian. Bah. :lol:

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Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:20 pm Post

I had been using Scrivener on Chakra 64bit on both desktop and laptop. It worked okay, but I had no luck getting spellcheck to work. I finally broke down and added the 32bit version of Elementary OS Luna to the laptop and have been really pleased. It's a great distro for a notebook - clean, fast and attractive...