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RayWoods Linux user since 2007
United Kingdom
MATE Edition
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2019-10-15 04:50:51

Back with Mint after a while away and, now the desktops have
matured and stablised again making Mint more stable. (For
some reason my old biography disapeared, along with other
data relating to my country, release and edition. Hey ho!)

Retired Engineer who had to become an accountant in the end,
then gave up the will to work and took my pension. I wonder if
any accountants became Engineers in later life?

Living with my wife and our Greman Sheperd Dog 'Buttons' in
Brkingside, in the north east of London in the county of Essex.

Started using Linux (openSUSE10.3) when Microsoft wanted to
con me out of another £64 just because I'd updated some of my
hardware and XP wouldn't authenticate itself anymore.  I found
LinuxMint 6 after I had problems with Pulse Audio in SUSE.

Now I don't miss Microsoft at all and find the world is catching up
with how good Linux is, be it GNU or Android.

Just rebuilt my box (2016); new motherboard, processor, memory,
PSU, optical drive and fans.  It goes like a dream, with a 4 core i5
3.3GHz and 8GB of RAM.  Nice and quiet too.

Hardware devices
Device Release
Envy 4500
HP (Hewlett-Packard) All-in-one, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Kindle 3 WiFi
Amazon eBook reader, Works perfectly
LMDE
Benq 5000E Flatbed Scanner
BENQ flatbed scanner, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Nvidia 8400GSsuper video card
Novatech Graphics/Video/TV card, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ5MN/B
Sony Laptop or Netbook, Works perfectly
LMDE
DIR-635
D-Link Modem/Router/Wireless router/Switch, Works perfectly
LMDE
DIR-655
D-Link Modem/Router/Wireless router/Switch, Works fine with some minor problems
LMDE
TL-WR1043ND
TP-Link Modem/Router/Wireless router/Switch, Works perfectly
LMDE
Logitech Wireless Mouse M505
Logitech Mouse, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
MuVo TX usb 2.0 1GB
Creative MP3 player, Works perfectly
LMDE
MyCloud 2TB
Western Digital NAS, Works fine with some minor problems
LMDE
Palm Tungsten E2
Palm PDA, Works perfectly
LMDE
Epson Stylus Color 760
Epson Printer/Scanner/Multifunction, Works fine with some minor problems
LMDE
Epson SX205
Epson Printer/Scanner/Multifunction, Works fine with some minor problems
Mint (older version)
Western Digital My Book 500GB (USB 2.0)
Western Digital Storage device (Hard Drive, Flash, USB stick..), Works perfectly
LMDE
QuickCam Traveler
Logitec Webcam, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
TL-WA901ND
TP-Link Wireless Access Point (WAP), Works perfectly
LMDE
Software reviews
Software Score
motion
"See my Tutorial in the Community Website"
5
deja-dup
"Excellent, so simple yet so powerful!"
5
boinc
"Be warned; it is a resource Hog!"
3
gnome-mahjongg
"Many an hour can be easily wasted here!"
5
f-spot
"Organise and perfect Images without the hassle of GIMP."
5
brasero
"Simple to use disc burner"
4
stellarium
"Very good for planning observations and as a teaching tool for those new to Astronomy."
5
openoffice.org
"Get a Window User to employ this office suite then convert them to Linux Mint!"
5
filezilla
"Easy to use, works well."
5
audacity
"Wonderful for recording or manipulating audio files."
5
thunderbird
"Get a Windows user on to Thunderbird then convert them to Linux Mint!"
5
jpilot
"If you have a Palm PDA get this for Linux systems"
4
songbird
"Simple to use; organise or play your sound files."
5