Buzan’s iMindMap on Ubuntu (64 bit)

When I switched to the 64-bit version of Ubuntu Karmic (9.10), one of the few apps that didn’t follow me over was Buzan’s iMindMap – quite simply the greatest mindmapping software on the planet. Shoddy support, but  awesome software – unless you try to use it on a 64-bit OS.

I cracked the puzzle – install 32-bit java, by doing

sudo apt-get install ia32-sun-java6-bin

This installs the sun 32-bit java runtime, which then installs and runs iMindMap perfectly (although my support post remains open and un-answered!)

So now I can mind map to my heart’s content again – lesson planning, sermon writing, recording brainstorms…