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m4daredsun
Italy
KDE Edition
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2015-11-18 22:59:33

Tutorials
Ideas
Title Score
Hardware devices
Device Release
Eee PC R101
Asus Laptop or Netbook, Works partially
LMDE
Satellite Pro T130
Toshiba Laptop or Netbook, Works fine with some minor problems
Mint (older version)
Travelstar 80GB 5400RPM
Hitachi Storage device (Hard Drive, Flash, USB stick..), Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Software reviews
Software Score
inkscape
"Excellent software for drawing but difficult to use sometimes"
4
python
"Python is a programming language which gives you countless and unlimited possibilities. You can use to do whatever you want"
5
python-scipy
"Simply great. A comprehensive library for the development of scientific and technical tools in Python"
5
python-numpy
"Numpy is a Python library to handle arrays of data. It provides plenty of functions which can ease/boost your code development process."
4
engauge-digitizer
"So useful and friendly when you have to extract numerical values from graphs"
5
octave3.2
"Not bad but I prefer [python + numpy + scipy + matplotlib] for scientific/technical computing and data processing"
3
lxpanel
"A bit unfriendly when you try to configure it at the very beginning, but then it becomes a great tool. I suggest to use it with Openbox and PCManFM to create your custom lightweight desktop environment"
5
pcmanfm
"I use it with the Openbox window manager and everything works perfectly. It's a really amazing file manager and incredibly lightweight"
5
nautilus
"Nautilus is the standard file manager for the Gnome desktop. It is a good tool with plenty of configuration possibilities. However, I have the feeling it is slow and heavy from time to time. PCManFM can be be a valid alternative, especially if your hardware is not so recent"
4
openbox
"Very fast and light and good. The official window manager of LXDE targeted for hardware with low resources"
5
mint-artwork-common
"One of the reasons for the success of all Linux Mint editions"
5
gcalctool
"Nice application for quick calculations. @shimi: complex numbers are in advanced mode. arcsin = sin -1"
4
gdb
"Command line debugger and, as such, rather difficult to use. However, it does its job perfectly"
4
openoffice.org-draw
"Don't find it so useful"
3
openoffice.org-impress
"Ridiculous replacement for powerpoint. One of the reasons for which I need to keep a working MS OS on my machines"
1
minitube
"*** :-( It doesn't work anymore :-( *** Great app & flash-independent!!! But don't expect many options to play with..."
1
gedit-plugins
"Great set of plugins. My favourite ones: session saver, join/split lines, code comment,"
5
revtex
"Obsolete. This says everything"
1
exuberant-ctags
"It enables a couple of useful gedit plugins"
4
wine
"Wine is great to install and run Windows applications. Not easy to use though"
4
startupmanager
"Never had a problem with this tool. A simple and effective application to manage GRUB settings, especially for multiple boot systems. Forget about messing with GRUB configuration files..."
5
exaile
"My favorite music player. Simple to use, integrated equalizer, works with files and internet radio"
5
compiz
"It brings lots of functionalities and effects. Amazing application"
5
compizconfig-settings-manager
"A bit unfriendly, but you do need this app to get the best out of compiz, like desktop cube"
4
compiz-fusion-plugins-extra
"Burning windows and widget layers. Great!"
5
mintmenu
"really good menu and constantly improving"
5
mintinstall
"Simple app with very nice search capabilities. However, mintinstall provides only little information during/after software install, which is quite bad"
3
mintupdate
"Update process made easy & painless"
5
unetbootin
"I don't like it much"
3
vlc
"Great player!"
5
cairo-dock
"light, eye-candy, and nice animations but not perfect"
4
usb-creator
"Great tool! I use it to create live usb's and test distros on my notebook (which has no cd)"
5
virtualbox-guest-additions
"Essential!"
5
xfce4-taskmanager
"Note as gnome-system-monitor, but it does greatly its work"
4
mint-artwork-gnome
"Great!!!!!!"
5
lxterminal
"I like it as it is: the lightest and the fastest"
5
lxde
"My favourite. LXDE rules"
5
gnome-system-monitor
"Heavy or not, I like it and I use it!!!"
5
synaptic
"The perfect package manager for both Linux Mint and Ubuntu"
5
thunderbird
"My favorite e-mail client. Simple & friendly"
5
python-matplotlib
"The syntax may look a bit difficult in the very beginning. But once you get used to it, you can plot your data with infinite possibilities. I use matplotlib in my daily scientific work and it rocks!!!!"
5
qtiplot
"It's a great free replacement for origin. Stable and fast, it is definitely a useful piece of software. However, conversion of origin files (*.opj format) usually does not work. Also 3D plotting is a bit rough."
4
evince
"I like the possibility to open documents in various formats (pdf,eps,dvi...) with one single tool. ++++"
5
skype
"Skype is great but this 2.1 beta version is definitely outdated"
3
gedit
"I use it everyday to edit any kind of file, from basic text to C++ code. Can't live without it"
5
virtualbox-3.1
"Perfect tool to run Win software and test Os's"
5
gparted
"Great Tool. Had no problem so far"
5
openoffice.org
"3 only because OO-impress is very bad compared to PowerPoint"
3
chromium-browser
"Good and fast but RAM consuming"
4