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    According to tradition, artists and musicians use Macs. Gamers and grandmas use Windows. Software developers use Linux. Pilots use iPads.

    What do hams use? Which OS is the most and/or best software written for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnwiebe View Post
    According to tradition, artists and musicians use Macs. Gamers and grandmas use Windows. Software developers use Linux. Pilots use iPads.

    What do hams use? Which OS is the most and/or best software written for?
    Tradition is overrated... I was a professional photographer for many years and I've always used Windows machines.

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    Windows has the advantage of more software available, but what is available on Linux is great to use home built computers and Raspberry Pi platforms.

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    I used to use a Pi to run the shack, until I tried to install WSJTX (this was a few years back now), which proved very difficult at the time. In order to get up and running I substituted the Pi for one of my laptops. Not only was this much faster, it was also a lot easier to update software (for me anyway) and a lot more flexible.

    I now have a tower, with 2 monitors, running Windows 10.

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    I use Peppermint 10 and have made extensive use of the armature radio section in synaptic package manager.
    almost any linux can download ham apps.
    But there are a few versions of Ham linux that are centered exclusively for ham radio. they are: (3 off the top )

    andys ham radio linux,
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/kb1oiq-andysham/

    and debian pureblend.
    https://www.debian.org/blends/hamradio/

    and
    https://kc7nyr.com/skywave-linux/

    but heres a site with lots of info
    https://hamwaves.com/linux.ham/en/index.html
    too much blood in my caffeine system.

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