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A thank you to Team Peppermint and the Peppermint community
« on: January 15, 2015, 02:36:17 pm »
I tried a new Linux distro today. Not because I am unhappy with Peppermint, but I saw a distro that was getting a lot of traction in reviews and stuff lately. I won't mention names as that is not important.

Their distro works and looks nice, but I miss the friendly interaction that we have on this forum. Their forum was a mess and I found that navigating it was almost impossible. As well as that their installation page and install guide do not mention a MD5 checksum for the ISO downloaded, there was not much else to fault them on.

I have been a Peppermint user since ICE and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for being awesome. Everyone is dedicated and committed and it shows. Peppermint is in my mind, a professional distro. Something to be proud of. Hype over something new comes and goes, but we are building something important here. Something that I feel that more people can benefit from.

Keep doing what you are doing, and thanks once again  :D
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Re: A thank you to Team Peppermint and the Peppermint community
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2015, 08:21:31 pm »
Hello 10i,

I absolutely agree with you.  I personally consider the forum of a distro to be every bit as important as the distro itself.  Peppermint forum is one of the most decent sites I've ever seen on the Internet.

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Re: A thank you to Team Peppermint and the Peppermint community
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2015, 08:48:45 pm »
Hello 10i,

I absolutely agree with you.  I personally consider the forum of a distro to be every bit as important as the distro itself.  Peppermint forum is one of the most decent sites I've ever seen on the Internet.

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I think it is one of the big advantages of being a smaller distribution.  We are really very lucky with our members too.  I don't think Peppermint attracts the egomaniac Linux faction.  We are all here not because we have something to prove.  We're here because we really enjoy our cracking little distro.  We all like help each other out in a nice friendly way and lets face it, its fun too.   The Dutch have a really nice word that describes nice things - Gezellig.  It doesn't translate very well into English.  The closest is a comfortable, cozy, warm, well satisfied feeling.  I guess our Peppermint is gezellig  ;)!!
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Re: A thank you to Team Peppermint and the Peppermint community
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2015, 10:17:30 pm »
Thank you AndyInMokum,

That's a perfect description of Peppermint forum.

I like the word, Gezellig.  I wonder if German has such a word too.   The two languages must be very closely related.

Here's a link about the word Gezellig.  I'm putting the link in code just in case iamesperambient is reading this thread too.  His computer has a tough time with direct YouTube links. 

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http://www.dutchamsterdam.nl/155-gezellig
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Re: A thank you to Team Peppermint and the Peppermint community
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2015, 12:05:41 am »
In Afrikaans we have the word "gesellig" which I think has a similar meaning to the Dutch.

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Re: A thank you to Team Peppermint and the Peppermint community
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2015, 02:31:06 am »
Yes, I guess it would be the same.  Dutch and Afrikaans are so similar.  Afrikaans has a heavier German influence though.
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Re: A thank you to Team Peppermint and the Peppermint community
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2015, 06:09:21 am »
:)  Dutch people are awesome (in my experience)
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Re: A thank you to Team Peppermint and the Peppermint community
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2015, 07:09:52 am »
Yes, I guess it would be the same.  Dutch and Afrikaans are so similar.  Afrikaans has a heavier German influence though.
No, not really much German influences. Afrikaans has its roots in the Dutch language, to be more precise some several 17th century Dutch dialects. Afrikaans has been under influences of some local dialects and the French and Malaysian language and later when South-Africa became an English colony the Afrikaans was influenced by the English language ;)

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I like the word, Gezellig.  I wonder if German has such a word too.   The two languages must be very closely related.
Yes there is: gemütlich ;)

The Dutch language and German language West-Germanic languages which uses lots of words that mean the same or are similar. In the dialects spoken in the Northern part of Holland you will find more similarity and same usage of the same words. Check here for more explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Germanic_languages





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Re: A thank you to Team Peppermint and the Peppermint community
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2015, 07:45:42 am »
Yeah, come to think of it, it is more archaic Dutch than German.  Maybe more like present day Limburgs  :D.  I can read Afrikaans with some difficulty. Its strange, when I find something I don't understand, I look it up in Dutch first and then English.  The double negative thing is really weird though.  I can't figure out why it is there  :-\!
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Re: A thank you to Team Peppermint and the Peppermint community
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2015, 11:32:36 am »
The double negative is awesome, it's like saying no twice ;)

Just be careful, as certain words in Afrikaans have a different meaning in Dutch I am told.
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Re: A thank you to Team Peppermint and the Peppermint community
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2015, 05:35:50 pm »
I'd like to join in this paean of praise, Peppermint is the first Linux distro that I didn't discard within a day, the interface was intuitive and assistance to my issues has been outstanding.

It's saved my ITX from a lingering limboic existence in some forgotten corner.
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Re: A thank you to Team Peppermint and the Peppermint community
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2015, 06:05:23 pm »
I'm happy to hear Peppermint has given your ITX a new existence  ;)
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Re: A thank you to Team Peppermint and the Peppermint community
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2015, 10:15:20 am »
with out this forum i never would have been able to starting using linux and understand how to use it.
i agree the forum is a huge part of a distro. I think with out a support group aka a forum a distro for a new comer
won't be as useful as it could. I ask every possible question here and had friendly helpful answers right away.
now i still consider myself a noob to linux but i feel very comfortable as a linux user now thank you to
the peppermint forum and thank you to the creators of peppermint for making such an easy to use distro.
I really am so happy with my experience with peppermint that I have no plans ever to use another OS again.
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Re: A thank you to Team Peppermint and the Peppermint community
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2015, 10:36:16 am »
Peppermint is feeling the love :))
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Re: A thank you to Team Peppermint and the Peppermint community
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2015, 01:05:18 pm »
I am glad, Peppermint deserves love
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