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Old 10-13-2018, 04:50 PM   #21
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I was thinking that OpenCPN was Windows only which could be run in Virtual Box if needed. It's been years since I have messed around with Opencpn.

Nope, across most platforms now

https://opencpn.org/OpenCPN/info/downloadopencpn.html

My laptop came with win7
I DOWNgraded it to win10
But due to being 100% mobile data, windows seemingly endless updates and reporting back to its master wasn't an option so jumped in the deep end, did a clean wipe and installed Linux mint and took back control of MY machine

Machine does everything it did before and seems quite a bit faster.
Zero regrets.
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Old 10-13-2018, 04:58 PM   #22
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Nope, across most platforms now

https://opencpn.org/OpenCPN/info/downloadopencpn.html

My laptop came with win7
I DOWNgraded it to win10
But due to being 100% mobile data, windows seemingly endless updates and reporting back to its master wasn't an option so jumped in the deep end, did a clean wipe and installed Linux mint and took back control of MY machine

Machine does everything it did before and seems quite a bit faster.
Zero regrets.
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I had a Win7 machine that the graphics processor died in. It was old so I replaced it. This machine has Win10 downgrade also. I did a fresh install which sped it up and removed the bloatware. I will more than likely dual boot Mint 19 and stay with Mint 19. Sometimes Mal or our son needs a Windows PC to complete some tasks. I think in the very near future Linux will be able to do more than Windows, which may take away a lot of Windows users. Ubuntu is so similar to Windows. I installed on my son's PC and he never uses Win10 anymore. I rarely have to give him guidance on maintaining or installing software.
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:06 PM   #23
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As others have mentioned the online Navionics charts are cool to work with. Navionics ChartViewer but my favorite thing to do is to use the Navionics app on an iPad. I can get comfy on the couch, plan routes, save to my account, share with my friends, family, etc. You can't share the routes from the website but you can share from the app (ipad, iphone, tablets, android phones, etc).
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Planning software

Not sure if Aqua-Maps is windows compatible, but I just used it for planning, executing, and navigating the Chesapeake Bay over the last two weeks. It will also export to Garmin Active Captain for upload to Garmin devices. I have also successfully uploaded the waypoints and routes to my Raymarine A5 mfd, though it took some perseverance. Aqua-Maps also interfaces with Waterway Guide so you can plan with both resources. I love and use OpenCPN but it seems to live within its own world.
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