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Re: A Linux I actually like.
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2015, 07:52:44 am »
Welcome Fiona, what a great friend you have  :) glad you are enjoying Peppermint.

Dual booting is a good way to learn Linux.

Let us know if you need any help, the forum is friendly and helpful.
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Re: A Linux I actually like.
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2015, 10:26:54 am »
I would add that Peppermint OS updates are the least intrusive I've encountered. Such a contrast with Windows.

Another interesting comment...   ;)

As an aside, I run a Netgear PS110 print server on my LAN.  That way, I can use a single printer for every device in my house.

Occasionally, Netgear will issue a firmware update.  Unfortunately, the only way to access the PS110 is via a propietary winders utility.

OMG!  When you only run winders once or twice a year, it requires 3-4 hours of installing 'security' updates and reboots, just to get everything back up to snuff.

I know it isn't necessary to update the NSA spyware in winders, just to flash the ROM in my print server, but it helps me maintain my hatred for Microsoft.   8)

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Re: A Linux I actually like.
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2015, 10:52:25 am »
When you only run winders once or twice a year, it requires 3-4 hours of installing 'security' updates and reboots, just to get everything back up to snuff.

I know it isn't necessary to update the NSA spyware in winders, just to flash the ROM in my print server, but it helps me maintain my hatred for Microsoft.   8)

My turn to thank you for the first laugh of the day :))
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Re: A Linux I actually like.
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2015, 01:17:12 am »
Printers..... a decent(ish)  experience with Peppermint. 

HP P1005 (compact USB printer) procured a recommended equivalent driver, but it didn't work 

More common HP 1320 worked immediately.

Surprisingly a big old Kyocera is running via an HP Jetirect printer/network adapter and a spare wireless router. This was easier to set up in Peppermint than in Windows.

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Re: A Linux I actually like.
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2015, 02:38:09 am »
Cool stuff, good to hear you got at least two out of three running

Your HP LaserJet p1005 *is* supposed to be supported by hplip >= 2.8.2
http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/models/laserjet/hp_laserjet_p1005.html

so if you'd like to have a go at getting it working, give us a shout.
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Re: A Linux I actually like.
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2015, 03:42:35 am »
 I actually looked at HP site before and found it all a bit confusing. Thanks for the steer -- looks a little clearer.

No rush to install a third printer. In fact,  I'm deliberately taking this whole process of learning Linux slowly to avoid tech fatigue. If I use Peppermint frequently and solve essential issues as they arise, it's relatively painless.

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Re: A Linux I actually like.
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2015, 07:32:28 am »
Sounds like a great plan to me  :)
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