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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #30 on: 01. November 2013, 17:58:50 »
I don't know if anyone mentioned this already, but have a look at Xombrero anyway. It's a small and very fast and pretty secure web browser which is still user-friendly (yes, you can use the mouse, yes, Javascript and Flash are supported).

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #31 on: 02. November 2013, 12:44:17 »
@handy

Great list, could you tell me where you found isousb please.
Quote:     "isousb = copy .iso to USB flash media"

Many thanks

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #32 on: 02. November 2013, 13:09:33 »
Search the forum for it & you'll turn up a thread or two on isousb. I'm pretty sure I found a link to it here. From memory, it is made by a member of our community. It has no details in an "About" menu option to help me.

[edit:] I found the thread & the download link:

http://e-nautia.com/esclapion91/disk?f=1248660

Here's the it's thread:

http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=3682.0
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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #33 on: 04. November 2013, 20:52:14 »
@handy: Many thanks for your update on isousb, will have a look at posts.

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #34 on: 11. November 2013, 09:30:11 »
BleachBit - it cleans trash from my HDD
Chromium - I prefer Chromium rather than Firefox
DeaDBeeF - a minimalist audio player
Dropbox (AUR, look for dropbox experimental - the stable version refuses to run) - a cloud storage program, useful for backups and when I want to send a bit larger attachment in my mail
GoldenDict - one of the best if not the best dictionary program
Gweled - another Bejewelled game clone
Pinta - GIMP has such a steep learn curve that it hurts, so I prefer Pinta
PySol Fan Club Edition - a bunch of different games, cards, mahjongg, etc.
Radio Tray (AUR) - it streams radio music when I pretend that I work with my laptop
Softmaker FreeOffice (AUR) - I wish LibreOffice would be so light and would import Ms Office documents so well as this freeware (registration needed) suite
Tixati (AUR) - one of the best but underestimated Bittorrent clients
Tux Typing (AUR) - I wanna learn blind typing
Wuala (AUR) - another cloud storage service, considered one of the safest
XBoard - chess...
XnViewMP (AUR) - I prefer XNView rather than any other image viewer

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #35 on: 11. November 2013, 09:38:35 »
Dropbox sends your data to the NSA and they look at it themselves: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/how-secure-is-dropbox,review-1809.html. I use Wuala now.

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #36 on: 11. November 2013, 12:56:42 »
Dropbox sends your data to the NSA and they look at it themselves: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/how-secure-is-dropbox,review-1809.html. I use Wuala now.
NSA can spy on every cloud storage anyway, as long as it uses common encryption algorithms, also the data transfer itself can be preserved for years encrypted, then after few years the certification authority is forced to share certificates with the NSA, after that the NSA can read every single bit unencrypted.
Simple solution, don't use cloud storage unless it is your own using your own encryption algorithm with a preshared key that is unknown to your ISP

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #37 on: 11. November 2013, 13:00:05 »
Thank you. Frankly I agree with QtAndNice but I think I will resign from Dropbox anyway.
I will need another service anyway because I need to store and sync some files which I store in a catalog locally (Wuala does not store anything locally,the local machine is used for encryption and as a source of upload/download). I drag and drop files there and use the service this way often. It is very convenient.
I am thinking of:
-Copy - https://www1.copy.com/home/
-Bitcasa - http://bitcasa.com/

Which one is in your opinion better? I mean better Linux client, stable and reliable?

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #38 on: 11. November 2013, 15:41:22 »
As Xombrero was mentionend, I want to recommend "HTTP Switchboard" extension for Chromium users as a means of great control over what HTTP requests get sent. To have a further browsing environment I sometimes open Midori/Private Browsing.

Liferea: great feed reader -- also allows to call shell scripts as feeds
Sylpheed: would love to use it more, but have not found a substitute for Thunderbird's calender extensions :/

Are there lightweight calendar applications (terminal/gui) including birthday reminders?

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #39 on: 11. November 2013, 16:12:21 »
As Xombrero was mentionend, I want to recommend "HTTP Switchboard" extension for Chromium users as a means of great control over what HTTP requests get sent. To have a further browsing environment I sometimes open Midori/Private Browsing.

Liferea: great feed reader -- also allows to call shell scripts as feeds
Sylpheed: would love to use it more, but have not found a substitute for Thunderbird's calender extensions :/

Are there lightweight calendar applications (terminal/gui) including birthday reminders?
Maybe Maya? Its for eOS but maybe you will find package in AUR  :) https://launchpad.net/maya

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #40 on: 11. November 2013, 17:18:45 »
Maybe Maya? Its for eOS but maybe you will find package in AUR  :) https://launchpad.net/maya
No maya in AUR yet, but maybe when or remind suit my calendar needs ... Cheers!

http://www.lightandmatter.com/when/when.html
http://www.roaringpenguin.com/products/remind/

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #42 on: 12. November 2013, 07:33:22 »
I forgot mpv (downloaded from Manjaro repositories). It is a fork of Mplayer 2, which is a fork of Mplayer.
The player is rather spartan but very efficient in video playback. My laptop is underpowered, it is powered by a single core Celeron M processor. The laptop is 7 y.o. Thanks to mpv I can play every 720 movie (even encoded with wmv codec which often is more cycle hungry than H.264) and most 1080 ones, which was not possible with Windows (KMPlayer, HC-MPC, etc.) and out of the box in Linux (VLC, and to some extend SMPlayer).

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #43 on: 12. November 2013, 10:50:22 »
People are more focused to vlc or mplayer based softs, but did you try xine (xine-ui) ?
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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #44 on: 12. November 2013, 12:19:51 »
People are more focused to vlc or mplayer based softs, but did you try xine (xine-ui) ?

I don't know about other VLC users? Personally, I was using VLC on Windows for some time before I migrated to Linux, I also use it on OS/X, & on Win7 (extremely rarely on Win7, it is for games only).

There may be better tools for the job out there, though VLC does all I need & well enough for me, I'm so familiar with it after using it for so many years on MS, OS/X & GNU/Linux systems, I'd miss it if all of a sudden there were no VLC, its like an old dog that's been with me forever. :)
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