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WhitePhoenix
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2015-11-29 19:27:03


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Software reviews
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mpv
"Has potential. Needs work to be as useful as SMPlayer/MPlayer. I will not use it until all of the missing features from SMPlayer/MPlayer are added."
2
steam:i386
"Valve only supports Ubuntu now. Steam still doesn’t solve the problem of developers not creating good Linux games or buying a license and porting mainstream games to Linux. I don’t care about free as in money. I want free to play on whatever system I want."
2
steam-launcher
"I was told Valve no longer supports Steam on any Linux except Ubuntu now. If people want Steam on Mint, they will need to take it up with the Mint developers. Meh, Steam doesn’t have many good Linux games either. No loss for Linux users."
2
openjdk-7-jre
"The problem is that some programs may not work using anything but Java from Oracle. These programs specifically state to only use Oracle Java. Oracle Java is free, why not use the authentic Java?"
3
partimage
"This is almost what I need. I would install it, but it doesn’t support ext4, the NEW standard."
1
mint-meta-codecs
"Players depend on a codec, not the other way around. These codecs should be made available to any player the user wants to use. Forget it. There are other codecs right here in this distro even."
1
alien
"Installed it and it never showed up in the Menu or when clicking on an RPM file. A program is useless if you can’t find it or activate it."
1
font-manager
"It could be better. The terminology is terrible. I thought System was referring to either the default fonts that came with the OS or fonts required by the System. It would be useful to know what I can copy but not remove. I still don’t understand what the list in the main window is actually showing me. In order to see what fonts are actually installed, I have to go to Remove which is the only place that shows that. All in all this is a very useful utility, but with unrealized potential."
3
macutils
"Another application in the distro that doesn’t do anything."
1
inform
"After installing, this version of Inform does nothing. The real Inform for Gnome needs to be in the Mint distro instead."
1
gedit-plugins
"The only problem I have is the Character Map is missing."
5
mint-meta-mate
"Essential to the operation of Mate, but it has a flaw. Parent packages should remove dependent pakages, but not the other way around. Removing mate-utils removes mint-meta-mate. This should be fixed."
5
unar
"Doesn’t work. It does nothing. Mint 17 Mate"
1
mint-meta-core
"You have too many unrelated optional apps tied into essential packages. Many of them are not good, but you have to live with it or have duplicate apps. Mate-utils has the same problem."
1
nautilus
"Installed it. Can’t find it. Not even after selecting All on Menu. Usless."
1
stardict
"Forget it. Because of legal hassles over copyright infringements StarDict is no longer in business. There is supposed to be a new incarnation, but it is advised that they may not have solved their legal problems. Too bad, because they may have been a better alternative to Lingoes than Golden Dictionary."
1
goldendict
"This is not an alternative to Lingoes. It isn’t even close. Lingoes is free. I don’t know how they do it, but they do it. There are lots of free programs, etc. for Linux, why is it that a Windows program can be free, but you can’t find a Linux version that is? Dictionary sources are too limited. Plus many features included in Lingoes is missing. The user interface is not user friendly, though I suppose if you have dictionaries it may be less so. Maybe I’m just spoiled after using Lingoes. Did it ever occur to the developer of Golden Dictionary to work with the developer of Lingoes to create a Linux version of Lingoes?"
2
gimp
"Best on Linux isn’t good enough. Lacks a way to control the size of the line for its brushes/pens/pencils. Has no way to draw a line like Pinta or MS Paint. Has no standard color selection as does programs like Paint Shop, Photo Shop, Photo Plus or even SAI. But this is the best Linux has to offer, so you are stuck with it."
3
mint-themes-gtk3
"These require the GTK+ theme engine, which isn’t installed, to “look as intended”. Hopefully this will be fixed in later updates of Mint and/or this collection."
4
gnome-tweak-tool
"I installed it and couldn’t find it in the menu or control center. Not useful if you cannot access it."
3
opera
"This browser is in serious need of being updated or a fork created. Someone (who is a programmer) needs to get off their behind and do something. If they do, they will be a hero. This also shows a problem that I have noticed about donationware and so-called freeware. It cannot practically exist in the real world."
2
xdg-utils
"It is essential only because it is integrated into so many useful applications. By itself, it does nothing. Tried using it in Opera and nothing happened. Bloatware, but don’t remove it."
1
sensible-utils
"Removing this removes a lot of useful applications and a lot more applications that are not installed. Looks redundant and unnecessary bloat. This is so wrong."
1
nemo
"It’s Caja for Cinamon. Still no useable search functions."
2
mc
"Couldn’t even begin to search for a file. Useless."
1
caja
"Need to work on the search interface. A search that doesn’t use wildcards is practically useless."
3
dolphin
"Useless search interface."
2
kfind
"It’s installed. Where is it? Not listed anywhere. Useless if you cannot access it."
1
kcharselect
"Needs work. Tried to find the trademark symbol (superscript TM) and all it would give is the registered symbol. Letterlike symbols group was completely missing. Very badly designed user interface."
2
gucharmap
"The search makes it easy to find the character you need when you cannot remember or figure out which group it is in. Lots of groups, but that is what makes it complete."
5
kde-touchpad
"Didn’t show up on menu or in Control Center. Useless."
1
marco
"Why do you need both Metacity and Marco? They both do the same thing and it’s questionable that either is needed. OK, so it is needed, but you couldn’t combine the two?"
2
evolution
"No obvious Contact list. No (obvious) way to import a contact list / address book. No in-program help files. The article on Wiki is useless. Instructions on how to use a program should come from the developer, not 3rd parties or users. Too bad. It could have replaced several applications."
2
wine
"Uninstalling the Notepad clone uninstalls Wine??? Wine may be good for the major Windows programs, but not for most of the ones I need."
3
purrr
"It might be a good program, but as a pre-release, it’s useless. Cannot specify drive/folder to work in for starters. There is no internal help file at all."
2
pyrenamer
"It’s okay, but isn’t flexable enough to do what a lot of Windows file renamers do. Needs work."
3
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
"configuration settings are missing; having problems with sensitivity; cursor jumps all over and functions get triggered at random."
2
gnome-search-tool
"Cannot understand why this has such high scores. It's as bad as Windows 7's file seach. Every time I've used it, it failed to find files. Had to do it manually. No search in sub-folders? This is a basic option in all file search accessories."
2
epiphany-browser
"Can't import Opera or Avant bookmarks. When it can, I will reconcider. Otherwise, it is useless to me. Too bad, looked like it might be good."
3
empathy
"Sorry, wrong program. Please ignore"
3
chromium-browser-l10n
"This is Google Chrome with the same invasive programming."
1