some of my problems may have been related to having older re-con machines. I’m trying out anew NUC machine with windows 10 and will see how that goes. Software Bisque have just introduced a Linux based “The Sky X prof”, also Astroart& has a Linux version. but as you say the other software I use in conjunction with it have not.
I shall see how I get on with the new set up for the time being.