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PSA:

For those non-window folks...  I've been running AlcoDens LQ 3.3 under linux/wine (specifically Ubuntu 18.04 / wine 3.0 from the repo) without any glitches whatsoever.  Remarkably good stuff!

 

Edit: added AD version number

 

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I'd love to see a web-based subscription model!  

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1 hour ago, StonesRyan said:

Longing for the day Harvey adds a Mac version! Meanwhile, I have a PC that only gets used for Alcodens.

1. Download VirtualBox for Mac (free).

2. Install Windows.

3. Install AlcoDens.

Of course, it's also possible to buy perfectly good Windows laptops on ebay for under $100, which may be even easier.

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Jedd, I considered that but my understanding is that then exposes your Mac to PC malware. I opted for your second suggestion and got a cheap Acer PC for Alcodens. Anyway, as a Mac user for the last decade I can barely navigate Windows anymore.

 

Indy, web-based would be great but I do appreciate that it's such an affordable - and totally indispensable - piece of software and I'm fine having a dedicated PC just for Alcodens!

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6 hours ago, StonesRyan said:

Indy, web-based would be great but I do appreciate that it's such an affordable ... piece of software

A SaaS solution should have little, if any, impact on price and has real advantages --  hardware & OS agnosticism (Mac, PC, Chromebook, Android, IOS, Solaris,  NeXT, Lisa -- ok maybe not), truly portable,  zero-cost updating, zero-install for the customer, ability to collect usage metrics,  and for the publisher a long term revenue stream. We're definitely going to buy the LQ version but I'd gladly pay $20 / month forever so we can run it on our Chromebooks throughout the facility. 

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Thanks to all for the kind words and the good information on running AlcoDens on Mac and Linux - it is useful to have all this information in one place.

If I look at the size of our installed userbase and try to estimate what fraction of them would prefer a SAAS app to a desktop application I can't see a web version being viable.  I believe that it is possible to get a Windows desktop app to work as a web app on a chromebook using Google's Remote Desktop app but I have not done it myself.

https://www.howtogeek.com/173353/how-to-run-windows-software-on-a-chromebook/

Although our license allows multiple machines to run on a single license, it looks like this application would only handle one chromebook at a time.

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