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elscripto
Western Sahara
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2011-02-24 13:31:13

Tutorials
Title Score
Ideas
Title Score
Hardware devices
Device Release
OMNIKEY® 6121 Smart Card Mobile USB Reader
OMNIKEY Card reader, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
BeBook 'One'
BeBook eBook reader, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
PK-720MJ
A4Tech Webcam, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Software reviews
Software Score
ffmpeg
"Not easy to master, but when you do, you can ditch for good all those other tenths and tons of eye-candy video/audio encoder and decoder tools."
4
vim
"The only editor that you will find always available to any *NIX and Linux environment. Extremely powerful, but with initial steep learning curve"
4
brasero
""Barebone" CD/DVD recording software, yet reliable for recording of CD/DVDs."
4
vlc
"VLC renders all of the rest music and video players superfluous"
4
avidemux
"The best video editor for Linux"
4
chromium-browser
"Blazingly fast, fully functional, and yet simple to use"
4
virtualbox-3.1
"Since the very first use of VirtualBox I have forgotten the ancient barbaric times of multi-boot setups."
4
deluge
"Deluge is much, much better then any of the Linux compatible torrent clients such as Azureus, Ktorrent and the pathetic Transmission."
4
freeciv-client-gtk
"Highly customizable, although the equivelent Civilization II, aged nearly 15 years, is more fun to play."
4
transmission
"Transmission is a huge disappointment to me. Extremely slow. I was forced to switch to uTorrent via Wine, that though emulated, is 3-4 times faster at download speeds than the native code Transmission!"
2
opera
"Opera 10.10+ with Unite is an entire new experience. Forget about configuration of relatively complex file share services on you computer, but instead easily share files and pictures with your trusted friends, or listen to your music directly from your remote computer, or allow friends to upload files directly to your computer bypassing the setup of FTP services, or even more ... provide an easy way for access to your home grown Web Server."
4
audacity
"Simple to use, professional, supersedes most of the rest paid sound editors"
4
mintupdate
"Very good visual tool. However I would like to see two additional functionalities to it, if possible: 1. Point-and-click way to move new upgrade package proposals from the main screen to 'Ignored packages', probably smth like 'Ignore selected'; 2. Notifications for upgrade failure of packages, when dependancies exist at 'Ignore packages'."
4
firefox
"Firefox to Linux is what is Internet Explorer to Windows. The high degree of a distro-centric setup branding of the browser turns Firefox into a dependancy spreading cancer within any linux distro - a real maintenance nightmare. "
1
icewm
"One of the best window managers around - simple, blazing fast and easily configurable by text files. If you need to fit your GUI within 40 MB of used memory, then IceWm is the best choice directly on top of the X server. In combination with pure LXDE you may fit within 100 MB of used memory. However medium to advanced linux experience is needed to set it up and running properly."
4
chkconfig
"Semi-useful at latest distro releases, as it fails to detect the system services moved to upstart paradigm"
3
wesnoth
"Very good game, although it may get boring due to small vairiance of units per race. The bad: sometimes is irritating to keep 4-5 main heroes from being killed. At expert levels this turns into nightmare. The good: one can easily and legally cheat, when pressed for money, unit parameters or main heroes lives. Just gunzip a saved file, open it into a text editor of your choice and modify the troblesome parameters, then gzip it again and reopen into the game :)"
4