I need your help!Posted: November 18, 2010
That’s right, I am in need of the community’s help.
I am just sick of my GNOME desktop running so darn sluggishly (my hardware’s fault, not Ubuntu’s), so I am asking you (the community), which applications do you use that are a) lightweight and b) simple but powerful?
I am specifically looking for replacements for the following applications:
- web browser (I currently use Chromium, but it is very resource hungry)
- mail client (on the desktop, I want to move away from the gmail web interface)
- feed reader (I currently use Google Reader, which is nice, but can be slow at times)
I am willing to consider command-line versions of applications, with the exception of the web browser.
I also have some very good news, the application that I have been working very, very hard on since earlier this year, called Pytask, is very close to the next release now (literally days away if all goes to plan) and it brings some very cool improvements as well as some requested and unexpected improvements too. I don’t want to give away the juicy detail’s until release time, so you will have to wait until then.