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Software QA automation, embedded development, SCADA

Tutorials
Title Score
Hardware devices
Device Release
5253
Acer Laptop or Netbook, Works fine with some minor problems
Mint (older version)
Aspire 5515
Acer Laptop or Netbook, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
G72
HP (Hewlett-Packard) Laptop or Netbook, Works fine with some minor problems
Mint (older version)
Pavilion g72
HP (Hewlett-Packard) Laptop or Netbook, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Pavillion Dv6-6145dx
HP (Hewlett-Packard) Laptop or Netbook, Doesn't work as expected
Mint (older version)
Photosmart Premium C410
HP (Hewlett-Packard) Printer/Scanner/Multifunction, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
WNDR3700
Netgear Router, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Software reviews
Software Score
gnote
"This is a good time to drop Tomboy and go with GNote."
4
minicom
"best linux terminal. Great for talking to embedded boards."
5
gcalctool
"best linux programmer's calculator for binary math"
4
bsdgames
"Required achievement for Geek Loremaster level 20"
5
vinagre
"Easy, fast, and works well in 64-bit Gnome3 Mint :)"
5
transmission
"simple and reliable enough for mere mortals to use."
5
simple-scan
"painless scanning with my wifi Photosmart Premium C410 :)"
5
network-manager-openconnect-gnome
"Far better than Cisco's AnyConnect. Smoother interface. Works with 64-bit Mint. (Even seems to be _faster_ than AnyConnect). Highly recommended"
5
grpn
"quick and easy rpn gui."
4
rpncalc
"not bad, terminal based. You may want to try grpn."
3
luckybackup
"would be better if network drives were allowed"
3
grep
"of the absolute essential apps."
5
xiphos
"Worthy alternative to BibleTime. The repository manager is actually better than the one on BibleTime."
4
screen
"Essential tool for anyone who needs a remote command line. Don't leave home without it."
5
lyx
"Even better than WYSIWYG, lyx is "
5
terminator
"rock-solid and full of features. Add it to your toolbox"
5
virtualbox-guest-additions
"essential add-on for VirtualBox OSE"
5
wireshark
"an essential app for network professionals. Also check out it's cousin tshark if you want to use an automation script for analysis."
5
virtualbox-ose
"Great VM manager. Easy enough for personal use, it's even better than commercial products in many situations."
5
scribus
"Easy enough for a novice. Full-featured enough for production work. Work through some of the tutorials and you'll be amazed at what it can accomplish."
5
gedit
"One of the essential apps. Lightweight and robust. Even if it's not your mainl IDE (though it could be), you'll want to keep it handy."
5
eclipse
"It's a big, ponderous, elephant of an IDE, but sometimes that's exactly what's required. Use it if you have no other choice. It does work well."
4
calibre
"Great as an ebook format converter. Still looking for a top-notch ebook reader."
4
pyroom
"If a blank sheet of paper is your worst enemy, then pyroom is your best friend!"
4
kdenlive
"The best video editor for Linux. Version 0.8.2 seems to be pretty stable."
4
flite
"handy command-line text to speech application. Useful for using in bash scripts, etc. I prefer its vocalization over that used in espeak."
4
espeak-gui
"Minimalistic but effective front-end for espeak tts app."
4
gforth
"I still find it useful for RD scripting. "
4
guake
"Especially useful when you need a quick terminal while reading something in your browser."
4
mint-dropbox
"Solid file sync between desktop, laptop, and smart phone. Just remember that nothing stored in the cloud should be considered private."
4
thunderbird
"Personally, I really like the new "no brain" automatic settings. Much easier to setup my exchange account at work."
4
deja-dup
"Easy configuration and supports backups to networked drives. Would be better if it allowed selective restore, but that would almost certainly make things slower and more complicated."
4
mintbackup
"Love the simple interface and the option to backup software. But I can't really use it until it allows backups to network drives"
3
bibletime
"You can run it in Gnome, but you will want to make sure that libqt4-svg is installed, or you will find some of the icons missing. "
4
empire
"OK, so i'm old-school, but this is _still_ a fun game with great re-play value."
4
x11vnc
"Works well for multi-head displays. In Mint 11 had issues launching it from the menu, but worked ok from command line like so: x11vnc -gui tray -rfbport PROMPT -bg -o %%HOME/.x11vnc.log.%%VNCDISPLAY"
4
meld
"Highlighting specific differences within a given line is a big plus."
4
byobu
"Screen for human beings! Elegant, intuative, and useful."
5
geany
"light-weight, practical for work or personal programming projects. Rocks in Mint 11."
5