For someone new to Linux this is pretty much a nightmare scenario, where a company selling a product I want makes all kinds of assumptions about the skill level of the user, while their own representatives aren’t trained to the same standard. And I realize there’s a language barrier here, but I think the lack of Linux knowledge came through loud and clear, on both ends…
I bought my first storage array in 2004, a LaCie 1TB “Bigger Disk Extreme” that failed almost exactly a year later — mere days after its warranty expired, to be exact. Unbeknownst to me, this bigger disk was actually four 250GB hard drives strung together. One of them went down, and brought down the whole thing with it.
I’m really hoping that history doesn’t repeat itself here…
At this point my options are:
1. To use Wine with another commercial SplashID equivalent;
2. Import my data into a Linux-native and proper FLOSS app, like KeePassX.
Guess which route I’ll be taking?
My requirements for a photo manager are fairly meagre — all I really need to do is:
1. Organize photos into separate catalogs;
2. Rotate them as needed and have the results saved;
3. View a variety of file types, specifically PNG and Camera RAW.
Here then, are three contenders that I tested on my Linux Mint install…
Here’s how I got my new Linux Mint computer to read and write to a 1-Terabyte external hard drive formatted for Mac OS X:
Step 1: I read this helpful message on Identi.ca;
Step 2: I searched Synaptic for “HFS” and installed three packages.
Then, just for fun, I tried the reverse…