I really wish TOS would distinguish themselves from the other trading service and support Linux. Regardless, I have TOS running on 17.10. Here is how I did it. The majority of the instructions are from the TOS website with a minor change or two.

Just to be clear this the same as all the other ubuntu directions, but I just want to make sure if someone was having an issue on 17.10 they could find it.

  1. Load your system with Java 8

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

2. Download the installer 

3. install

cd /Downloads
sh ./thinkorswim_installer.sh

4. When you are going thru the wizard, install the thinkorswim software here: I believe that is the trick that worked for me, was to install the app into:

    /usr/local/bin/thinkorswim

The installer should start the application for you.

The TOS small box will pop up and say that it is intalling updates. This seems to take a long time, like 5 minutes? So go do something else for a few. Then you should get login screen after a while.

When it’s time to shutdown and start from stratch use:

    sudo ./thinkorswim

Note: If you find any discrepancies or tips please leave them in the comments. I will do my best to post them, as this blog post and the other Ubuntu / TOS get a lot of hits, there are people out there that need hits.

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One Response to Think or Swim on ubuntu 17.10

  1. Dan Kern says:

    Thanks so much for sharing. I have been running it on Linux Lite 2.4 which is actually Ubuntu 14.04 for over a year now. Everything works pretty well, but I have never been able to successfully get it to restore all windows and tabs correctly when starting up. Works fine on Windbloz, and my settings are the same on both, so I guess something missing in Linux. I have tried running as a normal user and an admin equivalent user with the exact same results. I may try reinstalling following your guide. Thanks Again!

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