Been checking out various Linux's today, and being like a user. One issue is you must be running the ARMbasic compiler version 9.51 which compensates for some of the differences between the BASIC pre-processor on Windows and the gpp (generic preprocessor) in Linux
With the gpp pre-processor, and BASICtools debugged in Linux, it was a small step to support Apple Mac found here.
After getting BASICtools running on Linux Mint, I had a Raspberry Pi sitting next to my PC. We already knew the USB serial drivers worked, so why not give it a try.
BASICtools now working on Linux Mint. Give it a try BASICtools for Linux Mint
One of our users (Olzeke) found this prototyping board meant for Parallax's BASIC Stamp. It breaks out the 24 Stamp pins to through hole pins. Makes soldering easy. The ARMstamp inner 24 pins are compatible with this board. You can buy these prototyping blank PCBs from a Canadian supplier PCBoard.ca for $1.95 each.