gothicpreston Mark Walton
United Kingdom

Ex-computer engineer, manufacturing engineer and robotics/AI specialist (all a long time ago!)

Ex-IBM'er from late '80s

Currently working an extended tenure in Internl Audit for an Aerospace & Defence organisation in the UK, following several years in Procurement.

Running LM17 LM19 on an Asus1015PX netbook [Atom N570 + 2Gb RAM] with XFCE desktop.

Also using an old Dell-1520 [Celeron M540 + 2.5Gb RAM] with LM18 XFCE.

And now a PCSPECIALIST lafite2 (Core i3, 4Gb, 128GbSSD) with LM18.3

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"Seriously! You have more than one box and DON'T use this to backup your data between the two? This has to be the simplest way to automate backups when combine with a password manager and an SSH link to another box. Lierally THE fist package I install on any new linux box."
"Simple to set up, paired with Woelkli you get a secure cloud storage solution with Swiss data privacy. Works across my linux laptop, android tablet and android phone. Awesome!"
"I've used Banshee since Mint11 as it would interface with mu Nokia N900. Recently it has been crashing under Cinnamon so have tried out both Tomahawk and Exaile. Neither have all the features of Banshee. Under XFCE there are no issues at all to report and I have returned to using Banshee as my main Music Player on my main box."
"Whilst I only use this to transfer photos from my mobile phone onto the laptop, it's THE solution for those that don't want all their images to be swollowed up by their mobile OS provider. There are some unofficial applications for XFCE integration, but this works just fine for me without any "outside help"."
"Always good to have this sat in the background for when I need to run a Bash utility or get some system info. Another of my essential applications to install on a new box!"
"Sometimes "dead simple" is the best approach. Thats Geany. Not as sophisticated as Sublime or functional as IDLE etc. but it just gets the coding job done. It does pay to twiddle the Preferences to suit your liking if the defaults feel too busy for you."
"The original and still the best! I can't get to grips with the "other" browser interfaces. We need to show Mozilla some support for all their efforts over the years too."
"Ok, ok! I know CDs are a media relic from the 80's, but some of us still buy them and "own" our music collection we need awesome apps like this to get pull the stuff into our digital collection. Another essential install on every box I own."
"About the only mature ebook manager package for Linux. Functionality is great and the support for ebook readers too...but why is the UI so ugly? Please adopt a standard UI sometime soon!"
"Best photo manager for a Gtk desktop. One of my essentil items to install onto my XFCE box."
"If you want to build that killer app, then this is the place to start. take the effort out of coding up all those UI elements and signals. I use this with Builder in Python to link up the code and the UI."
"You have no idea how good this little accessory really is until you try it! Give your eyes a rest and enjoy your evenings more with a little redshift."
"great note taker all written in Gtk and Python. Works well under XFCE desktop. Good features in a neat package."
"Built with Gtk and python the basic interface works well under XFCE."