With the availability of a OneNote app for the iPhone and iPad and Windows Phone 7, my todo list has finally become portable. I can have a single version that’s stored on my skydive which synchronizes across my phone and laptop. I no longer need to carry different versions of my todo list. I’ve used this system for several months, and I love it. Finally!
- configure networking:
- install openSSH server:
- install mercurial: http://mercurial.selenic.com/
sudo apt-get install mercurial
- install scons:
sudo apt-get install scons
- install python-numpy: http://numpy.org
sudo apt-get install python-numpy
- install python-scipy: http://code.google.com/p/scipy-cluster
sudo apt-get install python-scipy
- install pylab (matplotlib module):
sudo apt-get install python-matplotlib python-matplotlib-doc
- install python-PIL (python imaging library): http://www.pythonware.com/library/pil/handbook/index.htm
sudo apt-get install python-imaging
- install ocropus:
To verify that the installation worked, try to "import ocropus" from within a Python interactive window.
Sleek, User Friendly and Insanely Fast." I wanted to see what it was like. The interface is clean and relatively clutter free, which is good. I think they could have gone with a clear default background so that it would be streamlined, but that’s a personal preference.
Talking about preferences, everyone likes to personalize their desktops and this is no difference. If the intent is to target the web surfer user, a wizard to walk the user through the process of personalizing their desktop would be nice to consider building.
the Prism functionality that encapsulates a web application to look like a native application is just that: an encapsulation. I was thinking it would provide a more native application experience, but I was disappointed.
The only gripe I have is that I couldn’t delete the Google apps from the Application Manager. I had to search the forum, where others had the same gripe, and find out that I needed to run the following command from a terminal window. Seems like that wasn’t fair play…
"apt purge peppermint-webapps-google"
My personal conclusion was that this version of Linux didn’t provide sufficient benefits for me to want to switch to using it, but I’m sure others will like it. Certainly, it’s a good step in the right direction of building a streamlined OS.