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Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2015, 08:11:45 pm »
Who needs exotic?  Mint is an excellent distribution with a range of desktops to choose from.  Their team is wonderful at getting new versions out in a timely manner, just as the team here at Peppermint is.

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Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2015, 08:42:59 pm »
like the idea of Arch better than actually using it.  The installation is not a problem and I like the control one has over the process.  It's not difficult, it's just time consuming to do.  People confuse this with difficulty.
It's maintaining Arch and its derivatives that gets me.  It's far too labour intensive for my patience.  If you get behind with the updates just a little bit.  You end up in a whole world of trouble  :'(.

Arch has always seemed like a different planet to me.  I know it's Linux, but I don't understand its nomenclature.  It seems a world apart from what we're doing here.  I love to learn how to install Arch, if only for my own satisfaction.  Installing and running Arch has a mystique about it --sort of rite passage a true Linuxite is supposed pass through sometime during his or her Linux education.  When somebody tells me they've installed and are running Arch, my jaw always drops in amazement.  :o

I've got nobody to brag to here in New Hampshire if I was ever lucky enough to accomplish this --because nobody here in New Hampshire would care!  ;D
« Last Edit: August 03, 2015, 08:45:15 pm by perknh »
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Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2015, 09:11:34 pm »
Linux Lite, which provides a similar lightweight system,albeit with a less useful Software Center GUI I also like the look of WattOS.b

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Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2015, 08:11:53 am »
+1 WattOS (now they've gone back to an Ubuntu base) ;)
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Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2015, 11:11:20 am »
+1 WattOS (now they've gone back to an Ubuntu base) ;)

They stopped using an Ubuntu base at some point?  I remember WattOS from my major distro hopping days 4-5 years ago.  Good release, a lot like Peppermint (at least, it was back then.)  In fact, if I remember correctly, Kendall Weaver assisted their dev with his first version.

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Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2015, 04:21:49 pm »
Yes back about 5 or 6 years ago, as I recall, I was also using wattOS and liked it very much. Then they changed their source and it no longer worked very well for me.  :'(


But now there is PeppermintOS and my computers are running better than ever before! 8)


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Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2015, 12:22:01 pm »
I have to say, that if you've got an older machine, that is both light on resources and that doesn't play well with either Chrome or Chromium, Xubuntu is really the to go.  I've now installed Linux on 7 family and friends computers.  My first choice is Peppermint, but if the computer can't handle Chrome or Chromium, Xubuntu has never failed to save the day for me.  So far I've been able to install Peppermint on five computers, but, on the other two, it was Xubuntu that saved my bacon!  :)

I like Unity interface , but in all honesty, Xubuntu would be a wiser choice if one wanted to cover more computers that have some sort of hardware challenges --especially if Peppermint 6 was gone.!!!!! ;)
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Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2015, 12:25:10 pm »
What does it matter if it can't handle Chrome or Chromium?  Firefox is in the repositories.  I'm using it on Peppermint 6 right now.  There are also other web browsers, such as Midori, in the repos.  Xubuntu and Peppermint are based on the same code, so they have the same software available.

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Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2015, 04:46:30 pm »
What does it matter if it can't handle Chrome or Chromium?  Firefox is in the repositories.  I'm using it on Peppermint 6 right now.  There are also other web browsers, such as Midori, in the repos.  Xubuntu and Peppermint are based on the same code, so they have the same software available.

scifidude79, from what I've experienced, if the OS has a default Chromium base, the computer might not even accept the distribution.  I've seen this phenomenon personally with my own eyes.  In fact, on one old 11-year-old computer that I've worked on, Peppermint  wouldn't even install, and we even got a notice from Google that support for the computer's hardware was unavailable.

That was real practice and not theory.  I had had a lot of help from the Team Peppermint with that old computer (my Nemesis as it became for me at the time)--from mac to PCNetSpec and just about everyone here.  And, at the end of it all, Xubuntu 14.04.2 was the only OS that I understood, and that I could find, that would work on that old machine.  Now, yesterday, I was working on a 6-year-old E-Machine, and the symptoms was more subtle --the mouse's cursor and screen kept freezing on us.  Then I recalled that woman of the house had said to me earlier that Chrome did not get along with her Windows 7 installation (any longer).  I finally put two and two together, that with Peppermint, Chromium was the problem.  Of course this old computer also had another problem  --only 3 GBs of memory.  Mint was way too heavy for that machine, and even Ubuntu Gnome was too heavy.  Like I say, Xubuntu saved the day for all of us.

I do believe Xubuntu deserves high praises within this thread.*  ;) 



*I also believe Firefox browser deserves high praises for getting better and better.  I was very impressed with what I saw when worked with Firefox yesterday evening, and this morning.  :)

« Last Edit: August 05, 2015, 05:00:26 pm by perknh »
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Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2015, 08:20:01 pm »
Xubuntu is a wonderful distribution.  I was running it earlier this year before I came back to Peppermint.  It reminds me of how Ubuntu used to be before Canonical started making cringe worthy decisions.  In fact, if I didn't love Peppermint so much, that's probably what I'd be running right now.

The OS itself isn't based on Chromium or Chrome.  It's just the web browser that comes with it by default.  Now, the ICE application requires Chromium to work, but nothing else does.  You can completely remove Chromium and Peppermint will keep on trucking.  ;)

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Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2015, 08:37:53 pm »
Xubuntu is a wonderful distribution. 

I especially like their new slimmed down "Core" release. It saves me time from having to remove apps and packages that I never use.

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Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2015, 08:40:50 pm »
I've got nobody to brag to here in New Hampshire if I was ever lucky enough to accomplish this --because nobody here in New Hampshire would care!  ;D

I feel your pain. We're actually fairly close neighbors - I live in Maine. So yeah, not many people up here even know what an operating system is.

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Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2015, 11:12:15 pm »
I especially like their new slimmed down "Core" release. It saves me time from having to remove apps and packages that I never use.

I didn't even know they had that.  I don't see it on their site.  (I'm not doubting you, I just don't know where to find it)

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Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2015, 07:58:52 am »
Here you go: https://unit193.net/xubuntu/core/

I believe Unit193 is one of their developers who is hosting the mini iso files.

Edit: It's the development iso files that you want.
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Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2015, 11:45:03 am »
Ah, I see.  Thanks for the link.   :D

If it's what it sounds like, it reminds me of the MiniMe releases that PCLinuxOS does, which I really like.