I didn’t spend much time with the Linux version, as I no longer have a dedicated Linux machine. Instead, I checked it out on a virtual machine, of which was running on my grandfather’s 27” iMac.
I used Ubuntu 18.04, and it was kind of a chore to get it to install. I double-clicked the .deb file and nothing happened, really. I went ahead and installed GDebi just in case (open Terminal, type ‘sudo apt-get install gdebi’). I am not completely unfamiliar with Ubuntu, but I also haven’t used it in a while.
So once that was finished, I navigated to the folder the .deb file was in, right-clicked on the window, clicked Open in Terminal and typed the following: ‘sudo dpkg -i packagename.deb’. I replaced ‘packagename.deb’ with the name of the file, obviously. I wasn’t entirely sure if it had installed successfully, but then I saw it in the Apps section, and sighed with relief. The Dissenter icon wasn’t present, but that didn’t matter much to me. It was installed.
It looked pretty good, and ran fairly well. I had no issues installing any extensions, which is good. Everything seemed to work fine. I didn’t work with it for that long, but it works as well as the Windows and Mac versions.
I plan to work with all three versions more often and write a longer, more detailed review next week.