user
pbmuk PBM
United Kingdom
Cinnamon Edition
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2014-02-06 17:45:18


Hardware devices
Device Release
Wind (clone Advent 4211)
MSI Laptop or Netbook, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Software reviews
Software Score
python-django
"Excellent framework, but need a later version"
4
usbmount
"Suddenly I can see USB devices when they are plugged in on Mint Isadora :)"
4
mdbtools-gmdb
"Useful but limited functionality"
3
sqlitebrowser
"Nice. Not quite as many options as SQLiteMan but simpler and better suited to a smaller screen"
4
sqliteman
"Nice interface. Very useful. Not suited to small screens though"
4
gnome-phone-manager
"Nice basic SMS interface"
4
gnokii
"Wouldn't even run"
1
gimp
"Very powerful. Does everything. The interface takes some getting used to"
4
mtpaint
"Simple to use and does everything I need re cropping and resizing images etc. Has some issues talking to the clipboard."
4
pyrenamer
"Powerful and very easy to use"
4
gftp
"Doesn't connect sometimes when other FTP clients work fine. Lots of issues with the interface. Can't turn off top connection bar. Not obvious how to save passwords for bookmarks. If you disconnect from local location then it's not obvious how to reconnect."
2
brasero
"It used to work in Mint 8 but this version just burns coasters. Gnome-baker as an alternative is simple and works"
1
gnomebaker
"Actually burns CDs & DVDs instead of making coasters like Brasero"
4
curl
"Simple and effective"
5
pysdm
"Very nice and simple app. It helps you with your fstab settings"
5
fslint
"Useful tool"
4
mintmenu
"Very nice menu and improved in Isadora. I would like more control over the options though: Favourites should have a 1 line entry setting and allow you to change the text for apps"
4
mint-dropbox
"I use it to swap files between lots of real and virtual machines. Install from the dropbox site though, not the problematic mint version"
4
guvcview
"Very good. Clear, responsive controls"
5
parcellite
"Good simple clipboard. Unfortunately it just pastes into the active clipboard and not the target app."
4
grsync
"Fantastic little program. I use this for backups as my documents aren't in my home folder."
5
firefox
"Fantastic addons make it the best browser. It's a bit slow sometimes. v3.6.3 under Isadora crashes frequently"
4
audacity
"Very powerful and easy to use"
5
glipper
"It keeps a clipboard history but when you select a clip it doesn't paste it immediately, it just moves it to the active clipboard so you still have to ctrl-V to paste. There are reports that it interferes with copying and pasting images."
3
gshutdown
"Nice app that does what it says. Very clear and comprehensive interface. Would be nice to have a shutdown after a process finishes option"
4
minitube
"Nice simple player. Playlist window is a bit big. Needs phonon-backend-gstreamer which is available via the Software Manager"
4
phonon-backend-gstreamer
"Does the job: gets clips playing in MiniTube"
4
pitivi
"Fantastic. Works beautifully. Very easy to use and no encoding issues"
5
lives
"Not as easy to use as it could be and it doesn't like a netbook-sized screen"
3
openshot
"Very nice but doesn't pick up all installed codecs (esp lame) which limits it's usefulness"
4
wireshark
"Best network packet sniffer and analyser"
5
transmission
"Does the job but is a bit ugly"
3
pokerth
"Nice poker game. Bit of squeeze on a netbook screen"
4
stellarium
"Really useful and informative. Can't quite get to grips with using my own landscape"
4
synaptic
"Only surpassed by the Mint Software Manager"
5
gnome-mplayer
"Good player. I use it in preference to VLC."
4
geany
"Excellent IDE. Fast editor, especially compared to others with similar features"
5
hugin
"Takes a bit of getting used to but does a great job"
4
pidgin
"I use this across several protocols. Very capable and easy to set up."
4
googleearth
"Brilliant. Check holiday destinations and friends homes. Find family members on Street View!"
5
thunderbird
"Used it for years. Really nice for multiple accounts"
4
gparted
"Clear and easy to use. Great confidence builder when working with partitions"
5
vlc
"It's the most capable player but I found it buggy, especially in skins mode. I'm using Gnome MPlayer"
3