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Power BI Desktop for Linux

Does anyone know if there is a linux version of PowerBI Desktop? Or if there is any workaround?

Helper I
Helper I

there should be a linux version. Windows11 sucks as always they do before. We need to get rid of this OS

It would help if Microsoft would get rid of that pointless TPM requirement for Windows 11. Contrary to popular belief, I'm pretty sure TPMs and Total Volume Encryption (without PIN) [1] are of limited use security wise. Instead, I think the TPM requirement is maybe Microsoft's way of phasing out older hardware... 

I'm going to try to avoid a lenthy rant here, but as an amatuer musician at home, I am constantly fighting Microsoft's attempts to force me into upgrading very expensive but perfectly working audio software/hardware. At work, I have to waste massive amounts of Desktop resources firing up a Win 10 VM in QEMU/KVM to run Power BI and Visual Studio when I can't do what I want in Visual Studio Code, .NET Core and Google Charts. My assigned desktop at work is not really powerful enough to properly host Virtual Machines.

[1] - If you aren't using a PIN with your BitLocker encryption, I suspect you are highly vulnerable to data theft loss if your device is ever stolen.

New Member

Has anything changed? Will there be PowerBI Linux client?

@rkc wrote:

Has anything changed? 

No, nothing has changed.


Will there be PowerBI Linux client?

I have not heard any announcements about this, but from what I know of the Tabular engine it is very closely tied to the Windows OS. Rather than building a linux port of Desktop a more likely approach is for them to extend the web editing functionality. 

Dear Microsoft. Please endorse GNU\Linux Wine as a legal option to run MS Windows programs. This would no only help with Power BI but it would also help with legacy programs that for whatever reason don't run well in "modern" versions of MS Windows.

Super User
Super User

There is no linux version of Power BI Desktop. The only "work around" would be to use a windows virtual machine either on a local VM or using one of the cloud providers.

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