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merelyjim ...um, you made a back-up
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2012-09-02 21:13:00

Just a geek living in Fort Worth, Texas. working at a Big Box store and wishing he could tell people to stop buying that Windows crap and "here's a copy of Linux."

I occasionally try writing on a blog.

Tutorials
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Ideas
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Hardware devices
Device Release
AAO-D250
Acer Laptop or Netbook, Works fine with some minor problems
LMDE
Satellite L675D-S7104
Toshiba Laptop or Netbook, Works perfectly
LMDE
Software reviews
Software Score
calibre
"Used Calibre to augment the e-book selection for my Nook color, but find it's easier to just use my netbook running Calibre as an e-reader."
5
xournal
"Works great for annotating PDF's and makes note-taking (including simple drawing tools) easy."
5
nano
"Fast, easy, and because it's already there in the CLI, expediant. Does a lot of what I used to use Tomboy Notes for..."
5
ripit
"Very good results, and I gotta love the command line interface..."
5
openoffice.org
"An amazing application, but problems with Excel macros. Also, ties to Sun Microsystems, and thus Oracle, may lead to problems in the future."
4
lynx
"There's a lot of stuff on the web that I can live without. When I go to a news site, I almost feel assulted by pics and video trying to grab more attention than the printed words. Lynx resolves this issue. Another win for the command line..."
5
firefox
"Extensions, easy to navigate, security settings, saves passwords, etc. It's hard to argue with what works."
5
opera
"My back-up browser, in case I somehow manage to break Firefox. No working extensions until you upgrade to the 11-Beta"
4
chromium-browser
"Okay, but why have they hidden all the features except the search and back buttons? Back to Firefox, with all my woking extensions..."
3
handbrake-gtk
"Insane how much you need this if you use a netbook. Easy to use and produces good quality files."
5
k9copy
"Works very well, but confusing to use without the wizard. Still hard to argue with what works..."
4
vlc
"Plays absolutely EVERYTHING! Removed all other players in favor of this."
5