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MikeF90000
United States
Xfce Edition
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2018-09-05 14:35:46


Tutorials
Title Score
Ideas
Title Score
Hardware devices
Device Release
GA-B75M-D3H
Gigabyte Motherboard, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
M3A78-EM
Asus Motherboard, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Software reviews
Software Score
mintinstall
"Good for beginners to find applications. The 'review' function used here AND the Community web site is a terribly clunky, single line input; this is embarassing - please get someone to fix it! UPDATE: AFTER TWO YEARS the review submit function Still reports Connection Timeouts often."
2
mediainfo-gui
"Quick access to important info from your file manager - quite indispensible!"
5
xreader
"Shows promise as an evince replacement, though that's damning with faint praise :-). Like many Linux apps it desperately needs MULTIPLE TAB SUPPORT - open multiple PDFs in one program instance."
4
evince
"After lo these many years of GNOME project neglect, evince is still feature crippled. NO MULTIPLE TAB SUPPORT - wth? Zooming is awkward and sometimes doesn't work. The only decent PDF viewer for Linux I've found is (closed source and free) Foxit Reader."
1
ripperx
"Works very well. GUI is a little sparse. Filename and tag settings are not user friendly - they use old school % command line parameters. Default settings could be improved. No GUI help option, see config -> filename tab."
4
asunder
"Very nice GUI except for lack of ability to change MP3 encoding options."
4
kid3-qt
"One of the very few tagging tools that lets you compare and selectively copy data between v2 and v1 tags; committing changes is a separate action. Very intuitive and user friendly."
5
pan
"Pretty straight forward to use GUI. Great group & article search filtering - better than I remember with MicroGravity and Forte Agent. I'd recommend changing some settings to prevent immediate retrieval of headers. Only limitation I've found is not allowing completely separate group lists for different newsservers - confusingly it merges them all together."
5
xfce4
"The BEST classic desktop IMO. Very stable and fairly light on resources. Beginners are strongly encouraged to shed their 'fear of change' and to customize the panels for quickly launching favorite apps - it's easy! Together with the Whisker menu you have fast and easy access to everything. The traditional menu is always available by right clicking on the desktop."
5
chirp
"It works well, but for some radios (ex. Baofeng HT) you must use the 'chirp-daily' package available from the developers website."
4
opera
"Use the opera-stable package available in the developer repo. It is closed source, but I only use it for a few Google services as it is Much faster there than Firefox or Chrome. Hopefully the LM devs will eventually port it to their regular repo."
4
the
"As the description says, this editor is based on the IBM mainframe editor XEDIT. It is modeless - a command line is always visible and is used for editor commands, macros and external operating system commands. It is full screen, just move the cursor anywhere and enter text. Your insert key toggles between inserting and overwriting text. The 'all' macro is a great tool for making global changes to a text file and previewing your proposed action before committing. For further details see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hessling_Editor"
4
firefox
"Even with the crappy new australis interface, the add-ons make it more usable than other browsers."
4
qupzilla
"A good but not great browser. The best option for systems with less than 1GB memory."
4
wine
"Some important progs don't work under v1.4. Good to see that Qiana will include v1.6.2"
3
xfburn
"More stable and with more features than brasero, but not as complete as k3b. Not sure why this isn't the default burner."
4
brasero
"An example of severe neglect on the Gnome project. Buggy and Does NOT recognize RW discs!! Use K3B or xfburn instead."
1
soundconverter
"One of the very few GUI front ends available with full functionality. Simple minded interface - you must set the output format in Preferences. Converts FLAC files!"
4
gparted
"This is one of the best Linux utilties around. Best to use it from a live CD (Mint or Parted Magic). PM has a friendlier interface focusing on 'rescue' situations."
5
startupmanager
"This package is now OBSOLETE - it is not being maintained or enhanced. Grub-customizer is better but is a PPA only AFAIK."
1