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126  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Atom - A new editor is born on: June 01, 2014, 07:12:10 AM
What does it do that Emacs doesn't?

(Except that it looks like an IDE which I don't really like.)
127  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: TrueCrypt alternative on: May 31, 2014, 12:51:21 PM
One file for a volume - and TrueCrypt itself. Now what?
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: TrueCrypt alternative on: May 31, 2014, 12:42:11 PM
How's EncFS not portable?
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: TrueCrypt alternative on: May 31, 2014, 11:15:38 AM
EncFS isn't portable, because...?
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: May 31, 2014, 11:15:20 AM
As for the programs you mentioned, I've used both extensively, but quite a long time ago so I don't have much experience with the recent versions. They were both solid performers at the time, though. SpeedCommander is very German-centric and Salamander seems to want to nickel and dime you for every plugin.

As a German, the centricism isn't too bad for me.  tongue
But thanks for the "comparison" though.
131  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: TrueCrypt alternative on: May 31, 2014, 05:11:25 AM
1. I'll stick with TrueCrypt for my container file until it's clear what happens with the audited planned fork.
2. Why use containers anyway? Use EncFS.
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: May 31, 2014, 04:56:33 AM
@panzer: JustManager still lacks SFTP support, right? Sad

Sorry, Jibz, but I really tried. I tried Total Commander several times since its 7.0 days IIRC, playing with its config., talking to some users, trying to make it look like something I might want to look at for a couple of hours a day. No chance. Even the "Ultima Prime" mod looks awfully on all screenshots I've ever stumbled upon. I guess "form follows function", but if I have the choice, I'd choose both. (Not that x² looked too modern either, but still...)
Yesterday I gave it another run - couldn't even find out how to use the SFTP plug-in.
133  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: May 30, 2014, 06:37:04 PM
As I'm currently flooding several boards with it, I'd like to attach my question also here:

Being a happy XY/x² user, I'm still looking for a good "orthodox" file manager (Norton Commander clone) for certain tasks. Required: SFTP support, no way to disable the second panel (I want to force myself into using it correctly), a decent GUI (no Total Commander stuff pls).

Altap Salamander, SpeedCommander or something very different? Any good reasons?
Tried them both (and FAR) and can't really decide.
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: TrueCrypt is Now Abandonware?! on: May 29, 2014, 06:18:34 AM
AFAIK the download provided there probably contains a trojan.

(Well, the spirit of Open Source, right? Secure and trustable and everything.)
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: Linux Lite - viable 1st Linux alternative for XP and Vista users on: May 28, 2014, 03:39:56 AM
Oh, neat, another Linux whose devs misunderstood that Linux is not meant to replace anything.
136  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Atom - A new editor is born on: May 27, 2014, 03:33:04 AM
Atom is a decent browser and still doesn't have a good editor.
137  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Atom - A new editor is born on: May 26, 2014, 06:26:39 PM
Why not Emacs?
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Relatively Minimal Host OS for VirtualBox Use on: May 24, 2014, 07:32:50 AM
http://bash.org/?464385
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ImgBurn - full of OpenCandy and other crap on: May 20, 2014, 03:12:44 PM
cdrtools?
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ImgBurn - full of OpenCandy and other crap on: May 20, 2014, 02:20:40 PM
I wonder if they come from the ImgBurn forums to advertise here.
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Best applications for Android (comparatives, Reviews) on: May 18, 2014, 06:57:30 AM
dxf is not a photo format anyway...  undecided
142  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Best applications for Android (comparatives, Reviews) on: May 18, 2014, 06:24:52 AM
Hm.

http://www.junauza.com/20...cad-apps-for-android.html
143  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Best applications for Android (comparatives, Reviews) on: May 18, 2014, 06:12:15 AM
Comparison of which Android software?

I'd usually take Android boards' polls into consideration.
144  News and Reviews / Best Text Editor / Re: best text editor was killed by Borland on: May 14, 2014, 01:22:08 AM
Borland killed Sublime Text?
(Not having read the thread.)
145  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: TextAdept: Lua-extensible Editor on: May 13, 2014, 04:42:44 AM
Atom is based on a bloated web browser. Might explain things.
146  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: You have ruined Javascript... Rob Ashton on AngularJS on: May 12, 2014, 03:01:17 AM
Not that Javascript itself (with its implicitly wrong implicit data types) wasn't broken before.
147  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: TextAdept: Lua-extensible Editor on: May 12, 2014, 02:59:17 AM
Maybe we need a text-editors-only sub-forum Wink

Yay! Time to rant about Atom!
148  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: TextAdept: Lua-extensible Editor on: May 11, 2014, 09:12:19 AM
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Textadept is easily on par with Vim, Emacs and ST (to name three popular, powerful editors) in terms of its capabilities.

Where's the mail client?

I guess the "problem with GTK" is a problem with the developer. Other GTK editors work fine.
149  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ImgBurn - full of OpenCandy and other crap on: April 24, 2014, 12:03:26 PM
The "free burning software" market seems to die out slowly.

On Windows, I currently use cdrtools (like InfraRecorder without the GUI clutter) from here (German site). Probably this is one of the very few future-safe options.
150  News and Reviews / Best E-mail Client / Re: E-mail client recommendations on: April 22, 2014, 10:20:56 AM
With max. 2 accounts? That's not "free" for a typical "power user", I guess. But hey, some *ix clients can only handle one...
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