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SOFA Statistics has installer packages for:
Once the software is installed then the user can be demoted back down to a non-admin account and the software works with no problems.
(covers XP, Vista, and Windows 7).
A video of installation is here
The installer lets you skip adding all the extra packages if you have already installed them in a previous installation of SOFA Statistics.
If you have another Linux distro you should also be able to get SOFA running using a special installer script in the tar.gz file. See Non-Ubuntu/Debian Linux Installation
If you have any installation problems, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For some mysterious reason, the SOFA Statistics shortcut (under Other) doesn't work. But there is a simple workaround. Just drag the icon onto the desktop. That icon will work. There seems to be something a little quirky about the Mint Menu.