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2019-04-30 22:00:25


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Ideas
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Hardware devices
Device Release
5,3
Apple MacBook, Isn't detected or recognized
Mint (older version)
Software reviews
Software Score
wordpress
"Ridiculous; then again, the edition direct from Wordpress is nothing but a web app... not better (maybe worse) than going to wordpress.com in a fully secured web browser."
1
firefox
"UNINSTALL. As of version 57, Mozilla is loading its applications with extra telemetry and tracking code, in addition to more aggressively forcing the use of Google as a search engine. GET WATERFOX INSTEAD! https://www.waterfoxproject.org/ https://bintray.com/hawkeye116477/waterfox-deb/waterfox"
1
libreoffice
"Latest update is a big fouled up mess. Destroyed all my customizations and I am left with toolbars in lengthy text only. Very suprising and very damaging to my workflow for the day."
1
kmahjongg
"Still superior in the balance vs. all other mahjong solitaire available in this repository."
4
gnome-mahjongg
"Nice but needs work vs. such as KMahjong; additional tile sets and layouts."
3
gnome-tweak-tool
"as stated elsewhere, not much more than you adjust through Cinnamon; might be slightly more convenient for some."
2
gwenview
"A pale shadow of what it once was when running in Mint Cinnamon 18"
2
docky
"[REVISED: TOO MANY CRASHES. TIRED OF MANUALLY RELAUNCHING IT.] While nice, glitchy with VMs running, not straight forward, and prone to crashes."
2
banshee
"installed but does not show in menu; mint cinnamon 17.3"
2
bluefish
"No autocomplete; questionable about uptodate standards; code languages sound but I have seen better; no WYSIWIG HTML in this day and age... really? But it does appear this is all that is in any repository. Going back to Komodo-Edit instead."
3
calibre
"WARNING... out of date and does not install the complete Calibre suite. Use the following if you need to edit ePUB files -http://calibre-ebook.com/download_linux"
3
notification-daemon
"this is the kind of insidious shit that I left behind in OSX and Windows. I don't know how it got my FB and other account access, but you keep this crap out of my system. I know I didn't choose to install it."
1
krdc
"Used ot be my favorite RDP; now broke in LM 17.3; not protocol selection and manual designation of such does not work."
1
pdfmod
"I nice program for what it does; does not extract (export) anything except to another PDF."
3
nautilus
"A pale shadow of what once was; without dual pane and nemo's follow-along terminals, the only thing it has left of admiration is a very stable smb connection. such a shame."
2
briquolo-data
"A nice idea that doesn't adapt well to modern hardware; runs too fast to soon to be more frustrating than enjoyable for a break."
3
fontmatrix
"DO NOT INSTALL. FontMatrix is dead and version here is deeply flawed. Move on to somthing else though options for font management in Linux are very poor."
1
qbittorrent
"Meh! Search doesn't do double-click / right click adding. Search functionality is flawed (searching "mega 5" does not return something with "mega 05" or the other way. Needs serious work on basic functionality aside from specialty stuff behind the scene."
3
blogilo
"SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM SOFTWARE REPOSITORY. Not updated in years; no longer usable with Blogger.com. May not be usable with other services. Interface needs updating as well, though that will never happen."
1
digikam
"Very little is anything has change since the last try 8 months ago. Still deadly slow on moderately high end machine. But most won't have 1.5tb of stock to catalog."
1
steam-launcher
"Not impressed; like Netflix and Amazon Prime but for games and with lesser, repetitive content. It may be the best there is on Linux but still..."
3
gprename
"alittle better than other like utilities, but this need is area where linux has fallen behind in utilities and filemanager features."
3
pyrenamer
"adequate but little more tha a widget for the commandline; out of date in its design paradigm."
3
krename
"severely outdated; example of what turns off Windows and OSX converts."
2
grsync
"Not simple, but still easy to use. No scheduling and therefore not worth much in automated backups."
3
vuze
"UPDATE: For those looking to uninstall, use the following in your terminal: sudo apt-get remove azureus ... Number one spy / traitor of the Torrent network / underground. Almost impossible to uninstall once you put it in. DO NOT INSTALL."
1
grive
"Use grive-tools instead; search it out through IxQuick.com."
2
nemo-terminal
"Exceptional. Use it at least once per day."
5
azureus
"Do not install; you will get a crippled version of VUZE instead. Azureus should be removed from the software repository, and this should have been done long ago."
2
evolution
"Still does not work with googlemail. Tried multiple settings variations. I'll stick with Thunderbird, which picked up everything almost automatically."
2
thunderbird
"Some good improvements; more stable than before; still could use a face lift."
4
shotwell
"Okay for a hobbyist or casual user. If you are (semi)pro, have image archives, or years of digital photots, this is not going to cut it."
3
gparted
"Outdated version, though not as outdated as on Ubuntu."
4
fbreader
"Horribly out of date vs. the current 0.99 version but runs cleanly. Get Calibre instead as another more up to date option."
2
font-manager
"A better font previewer than the default but convoluted, obtuse, and poorly documented. And fonts installed through it do not show up in all other applications like those installed through FontMatrix."
3
lbreakout2
"Pass. Not my thing for a break now and then. Too much fuss for a quick break now and then."
3
playonlinux
"If you are looking to run more than windows games, look elsewhere. The version of wine behind this is too old to run 32/64bit apps from as recent as 2013. Tested multiple ones, expecially from MS. ADDENDUM: Waste of time; wouldn't install any CD/DVD games locally (DOS or Windows). A commercial trap."
1
evolution-rss
"[UPDATE 14-11-10: Does not install from the Mint repository.] convoluted setup in some ways. crashes evolution everytime I set and read an rss/atom feed. Especially bad if you install the most uptodate version... vs. the 3 year old on in most Linux app stores."
1
ubuntu-tweak
"What joke. Unless running Ubunty Unity, there are few options hat have any real affect on "tweaking" the actual environment layer. And I somehow remember this utility having a lot more to it the last time I looked a while back."
1
uget
"Not alternative file host downloader; does okay with basic stuff."
3
kget
"If looking for alternative to JDownloader, this is not it; for straight HTTP/FTP/ etc, it does okay... just okay."
3
kbreakout
"Occasionally a bit glitchy with a stuck paddle, but nicely done for momentary break during the day. Interesting effects, bonuses, and dangers."
4
liferea
"well orgnanize with good drag and drop support. Very poor in how articles are managed without filtering and effect deletion by filter to get rid of unwanted bloat in feeds. Pales in that by comparison to all rss reader plugins for email programs. Also in serious need in other ways to update it. Certain standards for data draws off wordpress blogs service rss subsets by keyword do not work in this app."
2
chromium-bsu
"Overall, not bad, but not great. Too obviously rigged for escalated elevation of difficulty withou anything truly new to achieve. Quickly became monotonous."
2
scribus
"1.4.2 is way behind the latest stable release. And it will not export to PDF at all in Linux Mint 17. Install via the direct stable ppa instead (ppa:scribus/pops)"
2
alien-arena
"Does not install properly on the latest Linux Mint. Cannot find or launch it."
2
drivel
"More antiquated than Blogilo; didn't work with half the services tested. Out of date and will likely remain so. Terrible interface by modern standards."
1
fontypython
"Lacking, Locks in looking for files. Had to force quit every time. While this is the only font manager that actually lets you browse a large font archive, it does not do so effectively and you cannot activate anything unless you add it to a so called 'pog'; and in that, it is also not suitable for full scale desing work or common daily use."
1
chromium-browser
"Once the most secure of all browsers upon install; not so anymore. If used on a "retina" driven screen, form elements and right-click menus will not display/operate as expected or at all. Even more cumbersome if used for online content management. The linux edition is very poor compare to ones for other platforms."
2
opera
"convoluted search engine setup; and worse than using Firefox with its memory bleeds. Not compatible with some online content management system. Not fully privacy secure in base install."
1
gnubg
"I have been playing backgammon for almost 35 years, including in tournement; aside from one notorious / obvious Android version, I have never faced a real opponent that was this lucky on the rolls. Bye-bye."
2