I have tried several different (Windows) machines dual loaded with both a Windows operating system as well as Ubuntu and the Wine application for it.
I cannot get my antiquated Brother's Keeper (ver 6.1.33) to load and execute properly. I somehow got it going -- very briefly -- once, but the system died less than a month later and I've never been able to get it going under any replacements.
I am "stuck" with that version of Brother's Keeper because I have been using BK ever since early 1991 and when the upgrades went up from 6.1.33, the author *REVERSED* the function of the '<' and '>' hot-keys with the new addition of the '+' and '-'hot-keys. At my age (70+) and mental handicap (minor case of autism) I simply cannot re-program my brain without difficulties and a great loss of time, which I can ill afford. I know: I've tried. And ended up going back to that version and having to re-inputting all my research work from that trial period.
I would like very much to switch to user-friendly Ubuntu because of how quickly it shuts a system down compared to WinDozzzzzzzzzzzzzze. Considering that I live in the 'lightening and hurricane alley' of the US (Gulf coast of Florida, inland a bit), I clearly need to be able to very quickly shut down systems.
But I also do not wish to lose the ability to look at the BK screen and tell at a glance if I have source documentation for all the children of a couple or only a few of them. If you know of a Ubuntu/Linux based genealogy software package that has that functionality as well as the standard ones, I will finally (albeit reluctantly) abandon the best genealogy program I've ever tried, bar NONE!
I will also have to try to get Wordstar 4 (Pro) to run under Wine because no other word processing or office system allows the manipulation of data columns that only it does. But I fear I'll essentially end up with a winDoze system running certain antiquated and custom written software and a Ubuntu system for all other applications.
I am an old command-line programmer from the mid-60's. I've gone from machine-level assembler through half a dozen higher level languages and script languages, but it's getting harder and harder to adjust to the extraordinary speed of technical advances in computer software applications. When one has to re-program one's uniquely customized and daily use software apps twice a year on average, having to learn new languages in the process (because the old ones no longer are supported, or seek out and purchase newer updates of very familiar software, it gets very frustrating to me. And I don't deal with frustrations well. Not since my brain has started slowing down drastically.
Maybe it's simply time for me to throw in the towel and abandon 40+ years of work on a project I dearly love and should be able to do daily, in spite of it all.