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Software Suggestions
« on: February 02, 2017, 01:20:03 pm »
For those of you who like to be up todate on the software out there, I thought I would make sure you are aware of two items I particularly like.

1.  Slimjet Brower - It is based on Chromium, lightweight, fast and has great features.
2.  Onlyoffice - This appears to be even better than WPS office for Microsoft Office compatibility.  It is only 64 bit for linux however.

To get  both of these, you need to go to their respective websites and download the .deb file to install in Peppermint.  For me, they both work great!  :)

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Re: Software Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 01:51:08 pm »
You're right, jlschwartz

I've had SlimJet for some time now but have used Opera most often in recent months.  I'm also test driving Vivaldi which I'm liking more and more. 

OnlyOffice is lacking a couple of features I use but also has some new one I like quite well.  It will be interesting to
watch how it develops.

What's been your experience using them?

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Re: Software Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 01:54:03 pm »
Hi  jlschwartz

Thanks for that I don't think I've ever heard of Slimjet, I've never been particularly adventurous with web browser just can't see past Firefox but I might just have a look at Slimjet, I only heard of Onlyoffice  recently thanks to Slim.Fatz & mac and again like Firefox quite content with Libreoffice, that said it might suit my missus as it looks very MS Office like





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Re: Software Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 03:04:14 pm »
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I've been Slimjet for about six months and onlyoffice for a few weeks.  I never liked opera or vivaldi, and do still use Firefox now and then - but I like the speed the stability of Slimjet.  Onlyoffice reads Microsoft Office files very well and that's it's main advantage and so far so good.

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Re: Software Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 03:32:51 pm »
Hi all

We had a discussion about Slimjet back in May last year on this thread
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,3570.0.html

and OnlyOffice here a couple of days ago
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,5032.0.html

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Re: Software Suggestions
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 03:58:53 pm »
Mac,
I've been Slimjet for about six months and onlyoffice for a few weeks.  I never liked opera or vivaldi, and do still use Firefox now and then - but I like the speed the stability of Slimjet.  Onlyoffice reads Microsoft Office files very well and that's it's main advantage and so far so good.

Yeah, it's better at Word documents than anything else I've seen in LInux. 

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