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Reviewed Linux Mint 18.2

Sheer excellence. Read full review

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If this wasn't from a company with the most predatory privacy record in the world and actually had a plugin architecture that was reasonably well supported, it might warrant my use. and recommendation as it stands, after running down the list of... Read full review

Reviewed Parted Magic 2013_08_01

Sadly, this version is the last free version. It's gone payware and while $4.99 is a pittance to pay for one release, it still (for me at least) breaks the principle of the thing.

It's still a FIVE STAR collection. Read full review

Reviewed XnView for Windows 2.42

Blows away all comers while still retaining free-ness.

FIVE stars. Read full review

Reviewed Linux Mint 18.2

Bear in mind that this review is of the FINAL release and NOT the RC.

Mint 16 features Cinnamon 2.0 which replaces the GNOME underpinnings of previous releases with its own.

As far as I'm concerned, it's not yet ready for prime time.

The... Read full review

Reviewed foobar2000 1.3.16

Haven't tested the streaming to see if it's better (will leave it running today and will check this evening to see if it managed to retain connectivity to SomaFM) but the addition of the Export function for the error reporting on file integrity... Read full review

Reviewed Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Beta 1

Gonna be a great base for a real distro:

Mint.

Five stars for the engine under the hood, -5 stars for UI.

I'll give it a 3. Read full review

Reviewed PSPad editor 4.6.1.2716

The new installer includes KNOWN MALWARE (specifically Conduit) that SILENTLY INSTALLS even if you choose "No" to the install options. I tracked this on a firewall with content filtering that blocks known malware purveyors. You will get a popup... Read full review

Reviewed Classic Shell 4.3.1

A godsend.

rafaelluik:

I keep telling you kids that "newer doesn't automatically equal better". It only does when it provides a benefit and on the desktop Metro DOESN'T. Metro is like a very half-baked Gnome3 / Unity combo and it's... Read full review

Reviewed XMPlay 3.8.1.2

Always loved this and unlike Foobar2000, the WASAPI implementation on this player actually continues to work properly with USB speakers.

FIVE stars. Read full review

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