So my hackintosh has proven unstable - so much so I broke down and bought a Windows 10 license. It may have taken Microsoft ten years, but they've finally got this OS right, in that it now has the Bash shell. All of my workflow scripts are intact, direct imports from my defunct Mac mini, with only the slashes exchanged for backslashes in addressing files.
Also, this thing is damn fast. The benefits of upgrading a system after 8 1/2 years. Wow.