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asderceder Xfce fanboy
Germany
Xfce Edition
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2018-10-03 12:50:05

Supramolecular chemist. On my private machine I currently run Xubuntu 15.10 after running Linux Mint 17.x Xfce for a while. At university I use Ubuntu 10.04.4, and remotely Debian and Scientific Linux.

Tutorials
Title Score
Ideas
Title Score
Hardware devices
Device Release
RC730-S08
Samsung 17.3" Laptop With Core i7, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
RC730-S08
Samsung 17.3" Laptop With Core i7, Works partially
LMDE
HD103SI
Samsung External HDD, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
WD3200BEVT
Western Digital HDD, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Cruzer Fit 16 GB
Sandisk USB 2.0 flash drive, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Software reviews
Software Score
nvidia-331
"Same performance as Nouveau on my system if running most applications. Works better than Nouveau running Minecraft using Oracle Java though."
4
mintdrivers
"Very good. I'd like to see it in LMDE as well."
5
usb-imagewriter
"very simple and works perfectly. I use it all the time to test systems that I cannot properly test in a virtual machine"
5
virtualbox-guest-additions
"I don't know why many people critizise that it doesn't come with the main virtualbox package. I rarely need it but when I do it works."
5
mintmenu
"It works but I don't like the look and feel of it. I prefer using Xfce with the standard menu or whiskermenu"
3
guake
"works well but I don't need it at all"
3
mintdesktop
"works without flaws"
5
mintupdate
"best update manager I ever saw in a Linux system"
5
mintbackup
"works well if I back up the file system without my huge home folder and make it a compressed archive. works for software selection as well. doesn't work for the entire file system with default settings unless you shutdown and run the program in a live system."
3
clonezilla
"The text is too incomprehensible. There is already so much text but you still need a tutorial to figure out how to use it."
2
nautilus-dropbox
"Works well in Xfce. You don't even need a GNOME dekstop or other nautilus software."
5
sudo
"I use it all the time and never had any issues."
5
mintwelcome
"Good for beginners but why does it have to be essential for mint-meta-core and mint-meta-xfce?"
4
mdm
"works even better than lightdm"
5
hexchat
"I use it less than once a month but when I need it it works just great and it's faster and smaller than many browser chat plugins."
5
xscreensaver
"Pretty useless in my opinion"
2
thunar
"It's the single best file manager. It has all the features that I love in Nemo but the RAM footprint is about 10 MB smaller and it's faster. Great software."
5
file-roller
"Extracting files and checking archives couldn't be much easier"
5
apt
"not only useful to update/install/remove software but also my favourite way of finding errors in repositories and to autoremove packages that are not needed anymore."
5
baobab
"I don't really understand the graphs but the quick number output is great"
4
openjdk-7-jre
"I mainly use it for Minecraft 1.7.10 and it works great"
5
powertop
"I'm still looking for a way to automatically load the optimized settings when loading the xfce desktop environment"
3
mintinstall
"I like searching for commonly used software here and sometimes install it via terminal or synaptic. I'd like to have more sorting options for search queries."
4
galculator
"I used the standard MS Windows calculators for many years and I find everything I need in galculator as well."
5
nvidia-settings
"Works quite okay but graphics card swapping in hybrid graphics laptops could be better."
4
totem
"I don't see why mint-meta-codecs has to depend on it"
3
evince
"works perfectly"
5
hardinfo
"It works perfectly and it's one of the easiest way to check if all your hardware is correctly recognized"
5
libreoffice-calc
"I don't see many differences to openoffice Calc and MS Excel but it works just fine and stable."
5
compiz
"It's too big for the simple window compositioning that I require. I don't see whe mint-meta-xfce and mintdesktop have to depend on it. I also can't get keyboard shortcuts to work."
2
nano
"it just works"
5
virtualbox-nonfree
"I use it all the time. Copy-pasting and drag-and-drop doesn't work like in previous versions and sharing folders could be easier but it still works just fine. Ubuntu-based distributions (except for Linux Mint) tend to behave very differently in a VirtualBox from a real machine though."
4
gthumb
"It's okay but I prefer ristretto"
3
gedit
"Recently became my favourite plain text editor. Doesn't look as sleek at Leafpad but is really useful for programming, CSS editing and similar."
5
gnome-disk-utility
"very useful, should come preinstalled by default"
5
libreoffice-writer
"many times better than MS Office and more stable than openoffice.org"
5
transmission
"favourite bittorrent client: lightweight, easy and stable"
5
synaptic
"Works perfectly, especially in Linux Mint. It's my favourite package manager to browser packages and plugings for non-default desktop environments"
5
pidgin
"don't like it at all especially not for facebook, the notifications are too annoying"
2
thunderbird
"Favourite mail checking and calendar syncing app."
5
gimp
"Easier to use than Adobe Photoshop for sure."
5
vlc
"favourite video player for Linux systems (and MS Windows)"
5
mintupload
"not useful at all"
2
mintnanny
"I don't see why it's essential for the system but it's small and it works so I don't really mind"
3
mint-meta-mate
"Didn't encounter any bugs yet but I don't like the menu and the panel customizability"
3
mint-meta-kde
"too bloated and slow. only looks good if you have a gigantic resolution and much power to spare "
2
banshee
"crashes frequently on 17.1 Cinnamon unless I manually reinstall it. works perfectly in 17.1 Xfce. too bad newer iOS devices aren't supported though"
5
xfce4-netload-plugin
"I use it all the time, especially usefull during torrenting or if you connected to an instable wifi"
5
xfce4-taskmanager
"it's okay, but gnome-system-monitor is more useful"
3
xfce4-places-plugin
"It's good but I like the Directory Menu applet better"
4
xfce4-battery-plugin
"I like how customizable it is but I'm missing a link to the power manager"
4
xfce4-artwork
"nothing outstanding, but not bad either"
3
xfce4-datetime-plugin
"highly customizable, tooltip works without issues, nice simple calendar"
5
xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin
"the RAM footprint could be a little smaller. I still prefer it over the default Xfce4 menu because of the app search bar."
4
xfce4-power-manager
"must-have if you use Xfce on a mobile device"
5
xfce4-panel
"The applet manager isn't as user-friendly as the one in Cinnamon but other than that the Xfce panel is my favourite panel. I use two panels. One of them as a dock - looks a bit like the dock in Unity."
5
xfce4-goodies
"contains many things I don't need but it's an excellent starting point for beginners"
5
xfce4-terminal
"My favourite terminal, works well in other desktop environments as well - unlive gnome terminal"
5
xfce4
"I love it. It's usually the first thing that I install on Linux systems that don't come with Xfce"
5
gnome-system-monitor
"Favourite system monitor. It's like the xfce task manager, except for that it also gives you info about the file system sizes and a few other small extras"
5
mint-meta-cinnamon
"a little slower and less stable than mint-meta-xfce, but looks really good and the window tiling is unmatched"
4
mint-meta-xfce
"works really well for me. only thing I miss is the 12-fold window tiling like in cinnamon"
5
htop
"works perfectly"
5
firefox
"Firefox is a little bloated but still has the best customizability, addons and interface"
5