Linux Distribution Compatibility

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Beyond Compare does not run as a console application on Linux.  It requires the X window system.

Compatible Linux distributions

Distributions supported with default desktop environment unless otherwise noted.

Linux distribution BC version
3.3.13 4.0.7 4.1 4.3.1+
CentOS 7 x x x x
CentOS 8 x
Debian 9 x x x x
Debian 10 x x
Debian 11 x
Fedora 32 x
Fedora 33 x
Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon x x x x
Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon x x
Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon x
Redhat Enterprise Linux 5 x x
Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 x x x x
Redhat Enterprise Linux 7 x x x x
Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 x
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS x x x x
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS x x
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS x

Prior to version 4.1, 64-bit distributions required 32-bit compatibility libraries.  Using the .deb/.rpm packages with apt-get/yum, or your distribution's associated package manager will install them automatically.

Other Linux Distributions

Limited technical support is provided for Linux distributions and desktop environments that haven't passed compatibility testing.

See also Tips for using BC on Linux.

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