Tryout My Ching

By default My Ching operates in trial version mode after you first install it. By purchasing a license pack you can unlock the full features of the software.


The limitations of the trial version are explained here.

Sample journal

So you can appreciate the power of the My Ching search engine, the trial version contains a large sample journal of over 7200 readings. Each sample reading is a hypothetical question whether to apply for a particular IT job. Each job is described in detail in the journal comments. Note that just to the right of the journal search text box there is a down arrow. Clicking on it drops down a search history list containing many examples. To find out what some of the symbols mean, consult the manual in the help.

There is also an empty general journal into which you can enter your own readings. In the trial version you are limited to 10 readings.

What's New?

By clicking on the release notes (page contents right), you can find out what's new in version 1.0.30 of My Ching.

Upgrading My Ching

Before installing an upgrade we strongly recommend that you make a backup of all your journals using the backup feature. (Just in case!) It is usually not necessary to un-install the existing version. If you un-install the old version, you will loose your journal data unless you have made a backup first.

For Windows

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Click on the appropriate link below to download the installer program for Windows. See below for instructions on how to install.

Windows 7, 8, 8.x or 10

Download My Ching (64 bit version)

Download My Ching (32 bit version)

Note that Windows XP or Vista is no longer supported.

Which 'bit version' to use

Most modern PC's purchased after 2005 can run the 64-bit version. This is recommended for the best performance. If you have Windows XP, there is a possibility that your computer might be an older 32-bit system, in which case you need to download the 32-bit version. If you are not sure, see below in the section Windows Architecture. If in doubt, use the 32-bit version because it works on any system.

For Linux

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The developer's own version of My Ching runs on Linux Mint. You may have noticed that most of the screenshots are of the Mint version. My Ching has been tested on versions 17 and 18.3.

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The Mint version of My Ching will also be compatible with Ubuntu Linux, as Mint is based on the same package repositories. If you would like to see a version of My Ching compiled for another distribution of Linux, please contact the developer and tell him about your preferred distro.


To install the trial version of My Ching on Linux you first need a machine with a 64-bit CPU and either Linux Mint or Ubuntu installed. Then follow these steps:

1. Right click on this link to the script and save it to a folder somewhere.

2. Open a terminal window with the current directory set to the same folder.

3. Type the following in the terminal to execute the script (note: the leading dot is important)


4. In case the required package libcurl3 is not installed you will be prompted for your password to install it. The install package for My Ching will then be downloaded and you will be prompted for your password again to start the installation.

5. When the installer launches you will see a window representing a sheet of A5 paper. Follow the instructions written on it.

6. The installer will spend some time downloading sample journals and hexagram illustrations.

After the install has finished, you can launch My Ching from the Education menu category, or you can just type My in the finder box. There is also a menu entry to uninstall My Ching.

If you have a .izip journals backup file from a Windows machine, you can restore this backup in the Linux version.

Install On Windows

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These are the instructions for installing My Ching on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7/8.

Installer Package

Installer package

Download the installer package into your Desktop or other folder for keeping downloads. Double click on the installer package to start the installation process.

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My Ching desktop icon

If you don't want to keep the desktop icon, you can also launch My Ching from the program menu.

Windows Architecture

To find out if your computer system is 64-bit or 32-bit, do the following:

1. Open a command prompt from the program menu.

2. In the command prompt type the following command and press return:


(Click on screenshot for full size)

Find out Windows architecture

If it replies with 'AMD64' is means you have a 64-bit system, and if it replies with 'X86', your system is 32-bit.

For more information see: