Occasionally, I will install the latest version of Scrivener beta for Linux. It really hasn’t been very useful to me until now. But in messing around with it over the past few days, I can see that it has reached a very usable state. This is important to me, because my MacBook is slowly dying and I don’t want to replace it with another MacBook. I’m just not rich enough for the Apple ecosystem. Besides, I really love using Linux. So every time I use my Mac, I feel like a betrayer.
Anyway, enough of my sad, computer-using angst. Here is a screenshot of the latest port from the Windows version of Scrivener, running on Ubuntu. (Click picture to enlarge.)
This is a scene from my current WIP – Starveyors. I don’t think it will give any spoilers, so feel free to read this unedited, first draft snippet.
This is a stripped down version of Scrivener if you are used to the Apple version, but you know what? It still does 90% of what most writers need from the application. So I think it’s a win. When my MacBook finally croaks, I’l be replacing it with a decent laptop running Ubuntu and be in Geek heaven. I really hope this goes final soon and I can actually buy it for Ubuntu. The beta expiration workaround is getting old.