Which Linux distro do you use for Scrivener?

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Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:59 pm Post

Fedora 19 64 bits with Gnome 3

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Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:32 am Post

Manjaro Linux (Arch based) 32bit, installed via AUR. Works really great so far! Since Linux is my primary OS for doing writing stuff, I hope the development of the Linux version continues and catches up with the Mac and Windows version, sometime in the future.

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Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:53 pm Post

Linux Mint 13 32-bit, MATE. Seems to work flawlessly so far.
For my purpose, writing a tutorial/proof-of-concept for a Raspberry Pi project, it looks like the best tool by far for the task. I think of it as a humungous desktop, with everything I want to put in the final doc. instantly to hand (with a little preparation, naturally). Better than having to have multiple tabs/workplaces open, as I've done before.
No hesitstion in parting with my hard-earned unemployment benefit for this, when it's released finally!

NB I suppose I could use Windows XP, at least until it is end-of-life'd April 2014, but I can't afford a better machine for awhile, so Windows 7 or 8 are out for me currently. But, other than have Scrivener running in Windows in a virtual machine within Linux, I'm still gonna need Linux at my fingertips always.

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Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:30 am Post

Fedora 19,

It seems to work well (although I had to install Wine)

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Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:32 am Post

Elementary Luna

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Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:17 pm Post

I have Fedora 16 86x64, running Openbox. It's getting long in the tooth. I've had problems with the install.
I tried using Scrivener with Wine 1.5.22, but find I can't make snapshots and saving can cause crashing.
This might be because because my distro is at the end of it's service life. I went with the Windows
version until I get the hang of it. I'll learn how to use the software by running on a Windows XP VM.

Still, I'd rather run Linux native. Would a license be transferable should Linux Scrivener suddenly appear on the horizon?

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Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:14 pm Post

I'm running Fedora 19 64-bit natively.
I had to install all of the 32-bit libraries manually but so far it's running like a champ. I used rpmfind.net to locate the right packages and using the ldd Scrivener | grep "not found" command got it running.

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Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:38 pm Post

I recently installed Scrivener 1.6.1. beta on Debian "Wheezy"/amd64/GNOME 3.

The installation went smoothly, but I had problems starting Scrivener. The instructions posted here http://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=24588 were spot on to help me get Scrivener up and running.

Jim M

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Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:07 am Post

I've started to use Scrivener today on my Manjaro Linux distribution.

I've installed Scrivener through Yaourt command. All works perfect, smoothly.

A huge "Thank You" to Scrivener team for this awesome Linux version.

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Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:46 pm Post

Running Scrivener Linux beta on Linux Mint Debian Edition, aka LMDE, on an ageing 32-bit laptop. :roll:
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Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:39 am Post

Lubuntu on my netbook

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Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:04 am Post

Fedora 18 x64 XFCE

then, with an upgrade, to

Fedora 19 x64 XFCE

native on both.

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Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:01 pm Post

Now running on openSUSE 13.1 with XFCE. Runs great.

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Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:09 pm Post

ubuntu 13.10, 64 bits

scrivener is OK, but spellcheck is broken

I had to install an Ubuntu Quantal 32 bits schroot to get all the spellcheck utils. It works fine with it. the 32 bits filesystem can be useful for other programs too.

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Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:09 pm Post

Fedora with Cinnamon Desktop (or any Redhat derivative)