dstiles - 7:34 pm on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)
Klipper works fine and does not use akonadi. Currently it seems to be autonomous. Glipper may be a replacement (gnome app) but I can't remember now why I chose klipper instead of glipper - I know I tried them both (and others, all inferior at the time).
I've tried several alarms/reminders in the past month but not found one to beat - or even equal - kalarm. I've seen several suggestions online for recompiling it without akonadi but at the moment that is too much hassle. Remind is one option but the machine I was testing it on filled up its swap file and pretty much died; this may well be a coincidence and I'll try again later.
I spend much of my day managing a remote web server and need quite a few tools open, quite apart from thunderbird and at least 4 firefox windows (averaging approx 8 tabs each).
You're probably correct about unity but I had neither the time to learn a new interface nor the inclination to attempt to customeize it to look like Hardy, and the extra overhead clinched it. Hence Mint. :)
I had to look up maximus. Not something I would have a use for. :)