Re: What Don't You Like about Linux Mint?
Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:00 am
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Don't feel bad. English is my mother tongue and I frequently have to look up acronyms and texting shortcuts.
If I'm in a mode where I'm heavily playing around with image file management, I'll set the Nemo thumbnail size to something large enough to visually keep track of what I'm doing, and I use the default image preview program to do a detailed review of the image so I can tell if, for example, it's the version I want to keep. If I were a pro, I'd probably be more inclined to use something like Dark Table.absque fenestris wrote: ↑Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:29 pm
- 1. a simple image processing application à la Irfanview. More precisely, a program that would combine Irfanview, Faststone and ShiftN from the Windows side, as well as Macs Preview, LibreOffice's Draw and - from Mint's point of view, Pix - in a single, great and simple to use image processing program ...
I cut my teeth on PageMaker, and in more ways than I can count, you're absolutely right. If I had the money to invest so that I could have some ability to steer the direction of things, I'd try to get Scribus to be the best possible hybrid of QuarkXPress and InDesign. I'm told that recent series of QXP have gone to crap, and that Quark has really taken a customer service nosedive, but back in the day (QXP 3-6) nothing could touch it, especially in a hardcore production environment. InDesign really incorporated a number of effects and capabilities which made it easier to do more graphic design-type work in the middle of a desktop publishing project.
- 2. a Layout program à la PageMaker from 1996. Scribus is still lame and cumbersome - and in my opinion still very user-unfriendly. And yes - LibreOffice Writer just isn't a layout application ...
A Macintosh Plus was my very first computer. I ran ATM (Adobe Type Manager, for the uninitiated) on basically every version of Classic Mac OS which it supported. I still remember Font/DA Mover (with a little bit less than fond feelings, I might add) and dealing with font conflicts, separate versions of font faces for Mac OS and Windows, etc.
- 3. a sensible, customizable font management. Fonts grouped in families. MacOS 7, 8, 9 in combination with Adobe ATM showed more than twenty years ago that something like this is possible. It now seems that this cannot be implemented in Linux, Windows or the more recent Mac systems. Nice progress!
In addition, under Linux (also under Linux Mint) it would be necessary to clarify what should happen to PostScript Type 1 fonts in the future. Just turning it off and showing weird rectangles is a bit shabby.
I tried Fedora XFCE and use Xubuntu on another old-PC. I can't say it's bad at all, it's definitely better than GNOME 3 in my opinion. But I love KDE, (I hope things go well for KDE team). I installed Linux Mint Cinnamon because as far as I understand it is the main desktop-environment for Linux Mint and I thought it would be the most stable for Linux Mint. I loved multitasking on this, the sound effect while changing workspaces is so motivating lol.