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MagicMint Minze,~t; menthe,|a,|o
Germany
Cinnamon Edition
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2019-06-11 08:47:43

Gentoo’s chick.

LiCo certificate

Hardware devices
Device Release
ML-1660
Samsung Printer, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
UX32A-R3001V w/ Nadia
Asus Ultrabook, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
UX32A-R3001V w/ Rebecca
Asus Ultrabook, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Software reviews
Software Score
git-cola
"One of the most feature-full graphical frontends for Git currently available."
5
gummi
"The idea itself is good, however the implementation is too simplistic. Thus many documents that are handled without an error by TeXstudio must be “corrected” here manually before they can be displayed – which greatly diminishes Gummi’s suitability for beginners. For that purpose, LyX is much more appropriate."
2
tomboy
"I never was a fan of it (too much of a bloat for its feature, proprietary file format, Mono libraries needed, etc.). Zim is a much better suited alternative."
2
zim
"More capable than tomboy. Using it via PPA like @feluxe, though."
5
hardinfo
"This is something that should be installed by default."
4
nemo-dropbox
"If you want to connect to the cloud, this is the easiest way."
4
dropbox
"It’s useful, but the daemon it installs a little bit too heavy on resources."
3
seahorse
"This is a must-have if you use keyring-aware programs like Chrome or Opera. Be sure to NEVER disable the login key, even if Chrome seems to annoy you to enter it when starting. This would compromise your system’s security; disable auto-login instead!"
4
docky
"Easy to use and good looking: it’s true that “it just works”. But several docklets don’t, and docky isn’t well integrated with UPower — that’s why it vanishes when the laptop is disconnected from AC supply (see http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=210079), and why you won’t get any battery readings, even with the latest PPA."
3
keepass2
"I don’t like the idea to entrust Mono libraries with keeping my vital passwords :-("
3
enigmail
"If your privacy imports to you, then Enigmail is a must (provided you do use Thunderbird)."
5
gpa
"To work around a known bug consisting in the Gnome keyring (i.e. Seahorse) hijacking the GPG agent, you’ll have to call it via a script ~/bin/gpa like the following:
#!/bin/bash
GPG_AGENT_INFO= exec /usr/bin/gpa"
4
nemo-seahorse
"It doesn’t work for folders, and the Decrypt File option appears in Open With…› only."
3
xdotool
"Indispensable when people like those at Mozilla don’t think of starting programs minimized as Thunderbird should always do."
4
wget
"Still indispensable when you need recursive downloading of whole folders."
4
pavucontrol
"It’s indispensable if you want to record streams, and always useful if not."
4
python-twisted-web
"Handy for script testing or ad-hoc folder sharing."
4
vim-gtk
"Vim is still the most versatile editor which became a nice, though not 100% integrated GUI in this GTK version. Once you’ve learned the most important ones of its cryptic commands, you’ll write unbeatably fast. And this is true since the beginnings of the UNIX era ;-)"
5
goldendict
"I consider it a must-have for anybody who’s using more than his mother tongue. It’s nothing else than a fast but specialized web browser that displays the results of a query neatly arranged in a single tab. As a consequence you’ll have to dig yourself for off-line dictionaries, but you could as well add online sources. I’m using lots of dictionaries, online resources, and local programs via GoldenDict — and it works like a charm."
5
dict-moby-thesaurus
"It’s really comprehensive, and it integrates well with goldendict."
4
gnome-dictionary
"A dictionary front-end like this should be able to look up off line too."
2
xsel
"A useful little tool if you want to manipulate selected text system wide."
4
espeak
"Good as a back end for goldendict, but it still sounds mechanical."
3
gworldclock
"Simple but useful when you need it. Too bad that it ignores the locale settings for its interface."
4
mint-meta-codecs
"adobe-flashpugin depends on it too?!"
4
chromium-browser
"With it comes to usability, I still prefer the new Opera which has the same Blink engine over Chrome/ Chromium, even it isn’t in the repositories (yet)."
3
nemo-preview
"If your Nemo is set to single click, do NOT click on the file as this will start its associated application as usual, but rather MARK a (single) file and then hit space. By the way, this is really useful with built-in touchpads ;-)"
4
wmctrl
"It comes in handy from times to times ;-)"
4
mintupdate
"Really usable now, as of Rebecca."
3
nemo-terminal
"It’s a nice gimmick› By the way, it can be configured by dconf at org› nemo› extensions› nemo-terminal."
4
rtkit
"It works as expected by now."
4
libreoffice-avmedia-backend-gstreamer
"You’ll need this if you want to use sound in Impress."
4
socat
"It’s the uzbl browser which needs it."
3
disper
"The ideal tool in Linux’ defense in face of a presentation with a beamer, or the family sitting in front of a large TV panel and waiting for that HD video from the notebook… Properly configured, it can achieve much more with a single press of a button than Windows or even Mac OS X."
5
crystalcursors
"With these themes, you can finally set the cursor theme even within the Software Manager (and any other root window). See the doc file above for how to use update-alternatives for this purpose."
3
g++
"No comment"
5
unclutter
"Even if I like my Tux as a cursor, I prefer not to see him when I don’t need him :-)"
4
uzbl
"Halfway between a true text browser commanded by keys and the usual web browser manipulated (only) by mouse. Very basic — as advertised :-) — but with a pleasant and LIGHTNING FAST rendering."
4
webbrowser-app
"Not really useful without Unity, yet it was installed somehow."
2
fsarchiver
"Your last chance to clone a disk if Clonezilla & Co fail to boot, because you can install it from within a live session of Linux Mint too with: sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get -y install fsarchiver"
4
aisleriot
"It’s funny and complete by now, except for gnome-cards-data which it needs for the card styles."
4
gnome-cards-data
"You need it, if you don’t like the Gnome’s foot ;-)"
4
radiotray
"Almost invisible, very easy to use & configure. It couldn’t be done better."
5
lynx
"Still useful in a terminal, e.g. for mc (Midnight Commander)."
4
mdm
"It has all I want from a display manager, so I don’t even want it themed otherwise. But seriously: λx.x∙Display∙Manager ?"
5
nemo
"A file manager is a matter of taste, and (Rebecca’s) nemo is a perfect fit for me. Since Gnome had sunk the Nautilus, it captain took over, definitely. But the new submarine is still somewhat leaky :-("
4
localepurge
"If you’re sure about your language locale(s), it’s very handy, even if it looks archaic. You must install it as soon as possible after the installation of Linux Mint though, preferably before the very first update."
4
mintbackup
"I wouldn’t use it for personal data, but it worked evidently for the software selection."
3
samba
"Since Redmond decided to help rather than hinder its development, this package has become really useful in a still undiscerning proprietary office world…`"
4
cups-pdf
"A good idea as it makes PDF printing directly visible in the Printers dialog. However, its output folder isn’t as easily configurable as when ‘printing to file’ with a normal printer."
4
cups
"It’s getting better and better. Its usability lies somewhere between Apple and Windows. Thanx Cupertino, if only Airplay would be that open, too!"
5
picasa
"Outdated as Google doesn’t maintain it any more. PlayOnLinux has a newer version."
2
shotwell
"This Ubuntu version cannot connect to online accounts under Cinnamon, because it’s missing Gnome’s central account settings. See http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1539"
3
gprename
" Neither neat nor useful with nemo."
2
thunar
"Basic, therefore very fast. For a nemo user like me, its only usage is with the command "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/Thunar/ThunarBulkRename %F" for bulk renaming files and/or folders :-)"
4
luckybackup
"It’s a kinda swiss army’s backup tool. Although it needs some understanding, it covers all use cases from the beginner’s (in the basic configuration) to the specific needs of a nerd (with a fine-tuned configuration)."
5
pyrenamer
"Useful but cannot rename directories"
3
gadmin-samba
"Originally a nice concept of a GUI, but nowadays rather outdated with its settings. The smb.conf it creates is way too overcomplicated. In Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca you don’t really need it as you can share any of your folders in (any) file manager by simply right clicking on it and making it public."
2
opera
"Using Opera since its very beginnings. If it was open source, the community could jump in to save Presto, its engine, like Mint did save GNOME 2 with MATE. I also liked very much its built-in e-mail client—I’ve never ever used another one on the PC for years now."
5
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
"It brings out the best in any touchpad, but you can’t avoid manual work: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1361"
5
grub2-splashimages
"It’s relatively easy to install, if you know how to do it: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1357"
4
ttf-unifont
"One of the few fonts that plays nice with the grub menu, in which it should have a size of 16pt and bold style."
4
cryptmount
"Adding it to your software installation is enough in itself to handle encrypted USB sticks or drives easily."
4
cryptsetup
"v2:1.4.3-2ubuntu1 cannot resume from hibernation."
2
firefox
"The only thing I’ve never liked in Firefox is its bookmark management which I find illogical. The original version in Nadia froze often my X, but v22.0 produced now a HW crash like switching off with the power button. Never seen something like that since Windows 3.1."
3
font-manager
"v0.5.7-4 doesn't work very well w/ Nadia: enable/disable feature has no effect and its deprecated ~/.fonts folder causes nemo to issue a warning message by slowing down the start of the latter so that nautilus shows up instead."
3