Dedicated Marine OS
Another way to run OpenCPN or test it without install on your current system is to use a specialized marine OS, which also include essential marine applications. Xinutop is a free an opensource Linux-Ubuntu based solution and can operate on a large variety of x86 processors compliant
. It can run as a live system on USB key or can be installed on a HDD, as primary or secondary OS.
Infos and download at http://marinux.tuxfamily.org
See also in Supplementary Software Xinutop Marine OS
Openplotter for Rasberry Pi Boards
For people who want it to run out of the box.
Linux installation which includes SignalK.
Openplotter Cruisers Forum
OpenPlotter Project for RPI Boards
OpenCPN is open source software