user
mysoomro M Younis
Pakistan
MATE Edition
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2017-02-15 04:01:18

I've been a windows user throughout my life, and like many people in Pakistan, didn't even know

that there exist an operating system called Linux. Then I saw it in my brother's computer; first
Redhat and then Ubuntu and thought it's only for computer professionals. 

After some time I tried it; and Linuxmint was first distro of Linux I used, and loved it.

I've been trying to move my friends and family from proprietary software to freewares, ever since I 
started using mint. But it's not an easy task. Because in Pakistan almost no one pays for any
software, which is, whether basically free or proprietary.

Hope that someday they might become able to differentiate between ethical free software and
proprietary softwares.

Muhammad Younis

 

Other Software that I like but are not in the Software List in Community Site

 

Grub Customizer

Hardware devices
Device Release
ST 66
Samsung Camera, Works fine with some minor problems
Mint (older version)
Optiplex GX280
Dell Desktop computer, Works fine with some minor problems
Mint (older version)
Satellite-L505
Toshiba Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6400, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Envy TS 15 U110DX
HP (Hewlett-Packard) Laptop or Netbook, Doesn't work as expected
Mint (older version)
2Gb HYMP125S64CP8-S6
Hynix Memory, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Deskjet D1560
HP (Hewlett-Packard) Printer, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
PC-815
Dany Webcam, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
G7-310D
A4Tech Wireless Laser Mouse, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Software reviews
Software Score
quassel
"Awesome!"
5
sbcl
"Installed it and used it through terminal.. But didn't understand how to use it. So I installed clisp and ran it.. that's working wonderful.. There maybe is some problem in my understanding of this package.."
3
clisp
"This one works.. I'm using it. :-)"
5
conky
"I find no difference between this and the conky-all app.. I can't configure them. They seem to be good apps but don't work that good on my system.."
3
conky-all
"it seems really good, but I can't configure it!! So it doesn't look that good.. Just a huge gray rectangle box showing all the info.."
4
bleachbit
"It's a Useful software.!!"
5
monodevelop
"Wow.. C#, ASP.NET, and everything MS on Linux too.. This gives me one more way to avoid going to Windows.. Even for my university's C# work and projects... Thanks to @trollboy for letting me know about this thing.. "
5
cairo-dock
"Azamingly, Awesome and Beautiful.. Love using it."
5
tomboy
"nice and useful!"
5
emacs23
"not so good."
2
emacs
"it's a so so app.. "
3
nano
"It's nice.. Fun text editor.."
5
kate
"Awesome text editor.. Love it. This is my text editor."
5
gedit
"It's nice, but there are many better text editors.. Gedit has a hard competition.. Of course, it's wayyy better then Microsoft Notepad."
4
evince
"It's good! Not better than okular.."
4
pidgin
"Really Cool Application for Chatting!! Love it"
5
gnome-disk-utility
"Good tool!"
5
galculator
"very good calculator!.. :-)"
5
gcalctool
"It's good!"
4
catfish
"so so app! Not very useful for all places and all files/folders.. "
3
junior-typing
"Good for children.. But there is a big room for improvement.. "
4
thunderbird
"Very good email client!!"
5
compizconfig-settings-manager
"Love this program!! "
5
teeworlds
"Good game!"
4
gimp
"It's a really nice software."
5
frozen-bubble
"Nice Game!"
5
unetbootin
"Nice tool! Quite like USB-Image writer, but it gives additional option to install distro on the hard drive."
5
virtualbox-4.1
"Really nice tool!"
5
virtualbox-3.1
"Very Useful! "
5
libreoffice-calc
"Awesome Spreadsheet Application. A wonderful alternative to MS Excel!"
5
wesnoth
"Don't understand how to play it!!"
3
supertux
"Nice!! Just like Super Mario.. :)"
5
youtube-dl
"Just used it!! It works great.."
5
wireshark
"useful!!"
5
dolphin
"The first file manager I used in Linux. Quite nice and rich!"
5
opera
"Really nice browser!"
5
thunar
"Currently using it.. It's quite good.. The problem I see in it is the long file/folder names!! If you files or folders have long name it prints their complete name. Taking a lot of space for that. And the files/folders below them are pushed downwards."
4
kde-standard
"It looks and feels great, but it's quite heavy and slow! I used it before XFCE!"
5
xfce4
"Like it very much.. It's very light and fast.."
5
gtk-recordmydesktop
"really awesome application!! Works really nice. I have used tested this and Kazam. This is at least as good as Kazam if not better.. But still have to explore to see which one is the best."
5
usb-imagewriter
"Wonderful tool for making USB flash drive boot.. And you don't have to worry that if you choose a wrong partition, like mistakenly choose a hard drive partition, you might loose data from hard disk, as this application gives an error at the start if you don't have a USB plugged into your computer.."
5
assaultcube
"Don't like it! Needs a lot of improvement.. Specially in graphics.. "
2
supertuxkart
"Didn't like it much.."
2
lbreakout2
"Nice Game."
5
warzone2100
"Nice Game."
5
qtcreator
"Can't wait to see it in action... :)"
5
openshot
"Seems great! Gotta explore more of it.. "
5
torcs
"Quite heavy to download.. :("
3
gparted
"very useful tool for disk management.."
5
audacity
"useful!"
5
pencil
"seems nice; gotta learn how to use it.. :)"
5
inkscape
"Really nice application!! Once you learn how to use it, you can get really good results.."
5
gnome-color-chooser
"Wonderful tool! I don't understand why there are very few review for it!!"
5
gthumb
"very useful.."
5
xfce4-appfinder
"very useful tool in xfce"
5
libreoffice-writer
"Love it! need to use it quite often.."
5
xchat
"Nice package. Very useful for instant help, and general chat."
5
gcc
"Legendary compiler! Love it."
5
mysql-admin
"I can't install it. It gives an error message "Could not fine the package mysql-admin""
3
codeblocks
"Simply love this IDE. I'm new to programming. And tried some IDEs, but CodeBlocks is the best."
5
firefox
"Wonderful! Specially for the development purpose."
5
dia
"Seems good.."
5
geany
"Wonderful as text editor. I prefer CodeBlocks for programming with C/C++ etc.. And suggest ppl to try both geany and codeblocks and then decide which one you like. for web development I use Geany"
5
cheese
"I'm having a problem in it. While recording a video, the timing of video and audio doesn't match. Audio plays quite late after video."
3
guvcview
"It seems to be a nice program. But I'm having a problem. When I click on capt.video, the application turns off. "
3
calibre
"love it!"
5
libreoffice
"Awesome Office suite."
5
gnome-mplayer
"I like it. Sometimes even more than vlc player while watching movies, because it has hot keys (left, right cursor keys) to fast forward and rewind.. It's really convenient.."
5
deluge
"Nice Torrent Client. thought there is one problem. It stops working when you close the window. So you have to keep the window minimized which will occupy space in the panel. While Ktorrent keeps downloading even when you close the window."
4
fbreader
"Good reader. It supports many formats. But it's looks are not that good. and not so easy to use."
4
kchmviewer
"Best chm tool. Though only supports one format."
5
okular
"Nice document viewer"
5
k3b
"It's a really nice Disc burner and copier!"
5
brasero
"Works quite fine with me. though I also have k3b."
4
ktorrent
"nice"
5
skype
"love it!"
5
googleearth
"Great Application. Working perfectly on lisa, as far as I've used."
5
openoffice.org
"like it"
4
filezilla
"I Like it.."
5
vlc
"it's a nice media player!"
5
wine
"It's useful!"
5
worldofgoodemo
"I tried it! It's a really fantastic game.. Great fun."
5
mysql-server
"The best open source data base."
5
phpmyadmin
"Makes working with mysql really easy. specially for those who don't like command promt."
5
php5
"wonderful, powerful and crossplatform. It's really nice."
5
apache2
"Best of all. Love it. It's the reason why it's been used by almost 80% or users."
5
mplayer-gui
"It is supporting many extensions. I like it. It also has the function of drag and drop directly from the file explorer to the play list."
5
chromium-browser
"It's a wonderful browser. Simple, fast, easy to use."
5