Our whole system (except ‘woof’ which only did data handling) was based on Windows. We know very little about Windows. We use Linux. Now we have a problem!

Windows allows spaces and non-alphanumeric characters in path and filenames – Linux does not. Accessing files from Linux that sits on a Windows HD is difficult …

We think a future system should be entirely based around Linux. For one thing, scripting ‘simple commands’ would be easier. Labview is available for Linux, but I’d like not to use Labview in the future as it is licensed = $$$.

Can the various hardware bits be – easily – commanded from Linux? Or must one use Windows?