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Wish List

Postby inept on Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:45 pm

First i would like to say mint is a very good distro. I have moved both my Linux boxes to Linux Mint from Mepis. The install was easy and everything has pretty much worked out of the box.

On to the wish list!

I would like to see Mint start selling CD,s with Mint. I think $14.00 a CD would be reasonable. Two reasons for this. It would give some of us a way to support the distro and second some of us are on slow dial-up.

I would like to see a twin pane file browser with an optian to run as root or even better a right click option to run any program as root.

A bug with Ubuntu and Linux mint is my HP desktop will not restart from the Quit Menu.

I would still like to reiterate how pleased i am with Linux Mint.
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Postby clivesay on Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:00 pm

I have also just moved away from Mepis. I didn't think I would do that but the latest Beta has begun to cause problems on my machine. Mint isn't perfect but so far not too much tweaking required.

I want to second the open from root and other options. One of the things I liked about Mepis were the right click options. You could do almost anything with a file from the right click menu.

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nautilus-scripts

Postby euthypro on Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:02 pm

nautilus-scripts, available from automatix, allows you to right click and open nautilus or gedit as root anywhere. Not as flexible as Mepis, but it's a start.
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Postby clem on Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:34 pm

Hi Inept,

We'll start shipping Bianca worldwide very soon (hopefully before the end of next week if things go as planned). The price is a little more than $14 :)

It's $30. It's all inclusive (shipping, taxes included). The CD is nicely printed and inserted in a beautifully designed DVD case, with a copy of The Linux Mint Tips And Tricks (a 12 pages booklet of tips and tricks about Mint, mintDisk, mintMenu...etc).

Alternatively you can order Mint CDs for only a few bucks from other sources and make a separate donation of the amount of your choice from the linuxmint.com page.

PS: Thanks for the feedback and suggestions.
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Postby NiksaVel on Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:37 pm

I fully support the idea of having a twin-panel file browser included... and of course when I say twin-panel I mean gnome-commander :)

(maybe krusader for the KDE version?)


also... the version of gnome-commander should be the latest one from their site, not the one from the repos as that one has no SMB support...
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One catch with Krusader

Postby crusti on Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:41 pm

One designed-in feature of Krusader that may be worth noting is that each pane opens with no sidways scroll bar, and columns are resized to fit within the allotted space. You can't change this behavior. As a result, you can only have a few columns visible so you won't be continually resizing your columns. This is a design feature, not a flaw according to the designers.

But Krusader does have some very nice and powerful features that you will like.

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Postby NiksaVel on Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:43 pm

I've used krusader for months and than forced myself to review gnome-commander again... the latest version that finally features SMB is usable for my taste, but works (at least under gnome) lightning fast compared to krusader... that's why I dropped it completely and am using gnome-commander now.
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Postby glas on Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:00 pm

I also used to use Mepis but have moved on. Why? Let's just say that with every new designer 'feature' it added on, a user 'benefit' was lost.

Having said that i still have a old 3.3.1 version of Mepis on a box at work that I use to download and burn ISO's. It's a reliable workhorse - though it's Debian-based repository sources are no longer available and that version is no longer supported,

If there was one aspect of Mint I'd like to see improved is in the area of permissions. I have been having trouble getting read/write access to anything but the hard drive (i.e. floppies & pen-drives).

Knoppix, an excellent 'live' distro (better 'live' than installed) facilitates right-clicking to mount, unmount, and alter read/write permissions. Simple, fast, easy, effective. Would it be too difficult to introduce a similar setup in Mint?

That's top of my list!
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