Pure Linux system?

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Dr Paul Leyland

Linux can certainly run a telescope control system natively but you’d have to use alternatives to the packages with which you are familiar.

WINE is getting pretty good and may be able to run MaxIm DL et al. but when I tried to run Astrometrica under WINE on a Ubuntu 18.10 system it failed because of the lack of some critical component in WINE.  You may have better luck.

An alternative to WINE is to run Windows 7 (or whatever you have) in a virtual machine.  Again, it may not be completely plain sailing but it may work just fine.

I can go into much more detail but perhaps that’s best done off-line.