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greggha
Canada
Cinnamon Edition
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2015-12-30 07:40:10

Intermediate experience with computer systems - personal/small business use (multiple platforms managed/maintained)

Linux Mint Versions (Active):

17.2 - Rafaela

17.3 - Rosa

Desktop Environments:

Cinnamon

KDE Plasma

XFCE4

RazorQt (customized)

KODI

 

Window Managers:

XFWM4

FVWM

KWin

OpenBox

 

Kernels: 

3.19.0-33-generic (x86_64) - Works Great!

4.2.0-18-generic (x86_64) - Works Great!

4.2.0-22-generic (x86_64) - Works Great!

Tutorials
Title Score
Ideas
Title Score
Hardware devices
Device Release
M11BB
Asus 2,7 Ghz Dual, 4 GB RAM, DSL 16ooo, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Inspirion 530
Dell Desktop PC, Works partially
Mint (older version)
HL-2270DW
Brother Printer/Scanner/Multifunction, Works partially
Mint (older version)
Software reviews
Software Score
cheese
"Great, basic and simple to use WebCam app. Covers most end-user functions and responds fast."
5
sublime-text
"The best multi-format text editor! Crossplatform, fast, and easy to navigate."
5
midori
"A great, low resource browser, that works great as an alternative to other browsers (esp. after a bad update, or during stability issues)."
4
libreoffice-calc
"The features are almost identical to MS Excel, despite some navigational differences. I have switched entirely to LibreOffice and OpenOffice for business use."
5
keepass2
"Wish I had found this sooner. Saves a lot of time, and keeps info safe - unlike built-in password tools for Firefox/Chrome. KeePassX is the odler, unsupported predecessor."
5
bluefish
"Every web developer should have this installed. It's lightweight, and great for quick tweaks and fixes, as well as for entire page development."
5
mc
"Absolutely Great! Despite the difficult (but unavoidable) key combinations to remember, MC is the best way to manage files/directories from the commandline."
5
playonlinux
"Works great, especially easy for beginners. The suggestion of creating a new "VM" (actually just a new C:\ Windows filepath; which can add clutter and duplicity) should be abandonned. Overall POL is a great way to manage WINE, patches and other software."
4
thunderbird
"My favorite PC E-mail client - Cross platform, with extensive variety of useful apps and customizability! Highly Recommend for users with multiple email accounts"
5
clonezilla
"Not sure why some people hate Clonzilla so much - it creates backup images that are crosscompatible with most other open-source part-manager programs - which makes recovery easy (not restricted to recovery from Clonzilla)."
4
system-config-lvm
"Best GUI LVM tool. Simple interface to navigate - requires knowledge to utilize properly."
4
aptitude
"Great when troubleshooting from TTY. Lacks detailed search functioning; but is otherwise robust (great for conflict management vs. apt)"
4
usb-creator-gtk
"Does the job most of the time - usb-creator lacks in verbosity, as well as in formating features."
3
testdisk
"TestDisk has saved my computer from otherwise HDD dooming errors. It's fast, and can locate many previous partition layouts."
5
meld
"Very easy function; great for comparison, duplicate and directory comparison."
5
bleachbit
"Best Software Manager Cleaning Program!"
5
clementine
"Best Lean/Full-featured Media Player for Linux!"
5
evince
"Unstable on several builds/distros, and prone to crashing. With a focus on a simple element of displaying media, the program should be patched well before release. Okular is my choice for PDF viewing."
2
keepassx
"Excellent time saver!"
5
japa
"very cool!"
5
gstreamer1.0-alsa
"nice"
5
alsaplayer-esd
"great!"
5
python-qt4-gl
"Great!"
4
python-qt4-phonon
"Great!"
4
qbittorrent
"Great crossplatform, versatile torrent client!"
5
gimp
"Great slection of tools/toolbars. The downside is the start-up toolbars floating around the main window in a disorderly and confusing way for new users. Initial launch should introduce basic functions and info about GIMP's customization."
3
gparted
"Saves a lot of time and headaches with full GUID/MBR and custom partition table customization, modification and migration with all mainstream filesystems supported. Works great as a standalone, bootable rescue live OS."
5
wine
"Needs documentation to appear upon loading and configuration until user/admin acknowledges the possibility for WINE to corrupt Windows local NTFS filesystems (all Windows partitions can be affected)."
4
firefox
"Firefox."
5