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Gramps software

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Re: Gramps software

Posted: 3 Aug 2010 8:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Aug 2010 12:48PM GMT
I moved to a Linux (Ubuntu) operating system a couple years ago and tried Gramps last November. My view as follows:

Transferring my rather large data file (23,000+ names) using Gedcom was relatively easy and I could even transfer my photographs into Gramps with little difficulty.

Gramps, however, is without a doubt the strangest genealogy software I've ever used. Nothing is intuitive and moving through the files feels oddly convoluted. I spent a month trying to acclimate myself and, at the end of that month, I was no more comfortable with it than when I installed it.

In frustration I finally dumped Gramps and went back to Legacy using Virtualbox. I'm still a Linux user but I boot into a Windows XP virtual machine to do Legacy.

The bottom line is, for some, Gramps might work fine but it in no way compares with most of the Windows application. Try it and I think your experience will be the same as mine.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
amelia804 28 Jul 2010 8:35PM GMT 
Anonymous 29 Jul 2010 1:07PM GMT 
amelia804 31 Jul 2010 3:22AM GMT 
lazy_gardens 3 Aug 2010 2:46PM GMT 
arkiedan 3 Aug 2010 2:58PM GMT 
lazy_gardens 3 Aug 2010 8:46PM GMT 
arkiedan 3 Aug 2010 9:25PM GMT 
amelia804 5 Aug 2010 1:14PM GMT 
ann_minter 27 Aug 2010 3:33AM GMT 
jonathan761 8 Jul 2012 12:30AM GMT 
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