user
guv999
Ireland
Cinnamon Edition
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5
2015-10-08 16:39:07

Tutorials
Title Score
Ideas
Title Score
Hardware devices
Device Release
GeForce 7025
Nvidia Graphics/Video/TV card, Doesn't work as expected
Mint (older version)
MK250
Logitech Keyboard, Works fine with some minor problems
Mint (older version)
5230
Nokia Mobile phone, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Zen Mosaic EZ100
Creative MP3 player, Works partially
Mint (older version)
Zen V
Creative MP3 player, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Software reviews
Software Score
banshee
"Just started using Banshee again after approx 18 months away. Really been developed well and is now fulfilling its potential"
5
opera
"Good clean browser, loads of features, much improved since 12.0"
4
muon-updater
"Can be a bit laggy at times, but fair better looking in KDE than Mint Update"
4
muon
"Much nicer in KDE than Synaptic. Should be the default in KDE version"
4
ktorrent
"Once you get set up excellent"
4
minitube
"very temperamental when it comes to playback, but great for downloading"
3
libreoffice-writer
"Excellent and straight forward"
5
libreoffice-calc
"Excellent Excel intergration, and more features all the time"
5
clementine
"good music player/manager. very simple but full of features"
4
pybootchartgui
"great package to identify boot up issues"
4
deluge
"Does the job very well"
5
transmission
"Very easy and straight forward bit torent client"
4
easytag
"Great. Does take a bit of time to work out - but once you do it is excellent and easy to use."
5
gthumb
"v good program, very quick and straight forward to use . Layout is not a good as Shotwell"
4
dates
"okay - does the basics"
3
gtg
"Excellent task planner. Very easy to use and good intigration with Remember the Milk"
5
sound-juicer
"Does the job really well and really simply"
5
lastfm
"great service and good app"
4
exaile
"Easy to use with a nice layout. Plays and manages your music very well, without a lot of unnecessary features found in Rhythmbox or Banshee "
5
audacious
"Cannot believe it took so long to find this. Really good music player - great sound and good plug ins"
4
mintupdate
"very good and easy"
3
rhythmbox
"Easy to use and stable. Could improve with better metadata support and cover art etc Works with my Creative Zen very well"
4
screenlets
"in my experience have always been buggy"
3
openshot
"I cannot fault this. Very straight forward and had me up and running very quickly indeed"
5
audacity
"Rarely use it, but always easy to use when when I do and does the job"
5
empathy
"Not as nice to use as Pidgin - but has more functionality - specifically video/audio support form MSN"
4
pidgin
"much nicer to use than Empathy - but does not have video/audio chat on MSN"
4
totem
"Now I am using more .mkv files I am finding totem unable to achieve smooth playback"
3
gnome-activity-journal
"has the makings of a great app"
4
gnome-backgrounds
"adds some nice backgrounds"
4
mintbackup
"Easy to use, but can take a long time if you have significant amounts of data. Also would be good if it could be synced and could make incremental back ups"
3
backintime-gnome
"very straight foward and easy"
5
thunderbird
"Great. Have not used this for a while - far quicker than Evolution and tabs is a cool feature too"
5
firefox
"Firefox 4 is excellent - huge leap forward and up there with Chrome"
5
unetbootin
"although its not perfect, this has helped me out often and i have found it more reliable than other programs"
4
fslint
"Saved me 3gig of space, wish it had better use guide"
4
wine
"Sometimes find it a bit difficult to work, but is well worth having"
3
skype
"I have found this easy to use and configure on Mint and it has some nice features, I have not used the windows version for some years so cannot confirm any missing features in the Linux version"
4
supertuxkart
"Enjoyable and the kids love it"
4
vlc
"Excellent Media Player. I have used this, MPlayer and Totem in recent months - all of which are excellent. Although I do find some of VLC's settings a little confusing at times it has been the best in terms of Codec recognition and smooth playback"
5
evolution
"very good email client with calendar integration"
4
conky-all
"Excellent program - saves having screenlets or applets to get system information and looks more integrated with the desktop . That said, it is not straight forward to configure and expect to take some time and potentially refer to tutorials and forums. The results are well worth it though"
5
acroread
"Never had any problems with this, does the job."
4
ailurus
"good compliment to Ubuntu Tweak, not presented as well though"
4
mintinstall
"Excellent - the reviews really help"
5
hardinfo
"very useful when needed"
4
midori
"great potential in the future, not quite there yet. Not straight forward to imprt bookmarks from other browsers for instance"
3
brasero
"Easy to use for straight forward needs"
4
cheese
"Nice simple tool with some fun effects as well"
4
gwibber
"Not very elegant. Much easier to have launchers om your desktop or browser etc"
2
extremetuxracer
"Extremely addictive - good fun"
4
gimp
"Very powerful, but can be confusing at first - well worth taking the time to learn how to use it"
4
fusion-icon
"easiest way to switch window managers and decorators"
5
bootchart
"very useful tool"
4
avant-window-navigator
"Very good as a panel replacement. My one criticism is that it can be a bit cluttered"
4
startupmanager
"Very nice package - takes the hassle out of making boot changes"
4
celestia
"Good stuff!"
4
radiotray
"Great app - takes a few mins to configure, but nothing to awkward"
5
firestarter
"Much prefer this to UFW. Very straight forward and un complicated"
5
clamtk
"Really simple"
4
mintmenu
"really good"
5
gnome-mplayer
"Best video playback tool I have ever used "
5
shotwell
"Very good app - does everything I need."
4
gnumeric
"Loads of formats xls and odf. Very easy to use and light weight"
5
docky
"Simple, elegant dock - not a panel replacement"
5
abiword-common
"Great alternative to Open Office writer better desktop intergration"
5
ubuntu-tweak
"Excellent for new linux users"
5
chromium-browser
"Fast, simple and clean "
5