DanieBlog - This article will guide you to install XMind 7.5 on Linux, in the demo I will install XMind on Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 64 bit. This is a software for drawing tree charts, drawing useful tree ideas.
Currently I am using this software to draw out the ideas that I have. I also use it to draw the necessary work for my plan. The use of XMind is quite simple and a very good thing is that XMind has a free version for Linux.
You can find out more about this software at XMind homepage.
Install XMind 7.5 on Linux Mint
In the demo, I will install XMind version 7.5 on Linux Mint 18.1. At the same time, I will also show you how to put XMind into the main menu, so you can open the software more easily.
Download and install
First, you need to download the software to your computer through this link. Once the download is complete, right-click on the compressed file and choose Extract. In the image below, I downloaded the software on the Download folder and extracted it.
Now right-click in the Download folder and select Open in Terminal to open the Terminal window. I will run the command below to proceed with the installation.
On the Terminal, you type the command below and enter the password of the root user (the user when you install the OS).
Next you type the following command to copy the entire software to the
cp -rp /home/danie/Downloads/xmind-7.5-update2-linux /opt/xmind
After copying, you type the following command to open the configuration file and edit. The reason is that if you do not modify this section, XMind will not be able to open it.
I have copied the contents of the file has been edited XMind.ini below. Edit the .ini file on your computer to do the same.
-configuration /opt/xmind/XMind_amd64/./configuration -data /opt/xmind/XMind_amd64/../workspace -startup /opt/xmind/XMind_amd64/../plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.3.100.v20150511-1540.jar --launcher.library /opt/xmind/XMind_amd64/../plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.gtk.linux.x86_64_1.1.300.v20150602-1417 --launcher.defaultAction openFile -vmargs -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8
Right now, you can open the XMind software by typing the following command.
Add XMind to menu
You can not always open the XMind software by typing commands or moving to
/opt/xmind/XMind_amd64 and clicking on the executable. That is very inconvenient.
I have written a tutorial on how to add a software to the menu and I demo it with the XMind software. You can read that article and follow.
Personally, I think XMind is a useful software that you should use. It can help you a lot in your work, especially planning. It helps you figure out what you need to do, things that you might have missed if not written.If you liked this article, then please subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more video tutorials. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.
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