Linux support request for i-Tree

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azelaya
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Linux support request for i-Tree

Post by azelaya » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:33 am

A suggestion received from Brad:

I see that you are offering software tools for urban forestry assessments. Could you please provide linux and Mac versions of these tools?

Thank you
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Jerry
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Post by Jerry » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:10 pm

IMHO it is not really worth the investment to port these applications to Mac and Linux, since iTree apps run just fine on them using open-source or proprietary virtual machines.

I use the open-source, cross-platform application VirtualBox on Linux (specifically, MEPIS 8, which is Debian-based) all the time with no problems. I run it on W2K, but it runs equally well with XP and, supposedly, Vista--as well as Mac OS X. With a shared folder between host and guest OS, it is very easy to move data and results back and forth.

Hope this helps.
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