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Re: Would You Consider Another Spin?
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2015, 06:40:00 pm »
Wow, I didn't realize what was inside Peppermint OS...

-- Ubuntu repositories
-- LXDE desktop environment
-- XFCE window manager
-- Linux Mint software center and updater

Wow!!

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Re: Would You Consider Another Spin?
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2015, 09:30:21 pm »
Wow, I didn't realize what was inside Peppermint OS...

-- Ubuntu repositories
-- LXDE desktop environment
-- XFCE window manager
-- Linux Mint software center and updater

Wow!!
Lets not forget the
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  • USB Image Writer
I even use them to install: Raspbian "Jessie" on one of my Raspberry Pi's.  What Peppermint lacks in the way of, "user packages".  It makes up for with tools that make the Linux user's life easy and trouble free  ;).
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Re: Would You Consider Another Spin?
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2015, 09:39:22 pm »
Lets not
 forget the
  • USB Stick Formatter
  • USB Image Writer

These two features in Peppermint are very very useful. The Image Writer is much faster than UNetBootIn and the USB Formatter works is a life saver :)

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Re: Would You Consider Another Spin?
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2015, 12:56:48 am »
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What Peppermint lacks in the way of, "user packages"

I'm confused -- if Peppermint OS has the Lubuntu Software Center, then you have access to all "user packages", right?

What is missing?  Or, did I miss something?

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Re: Would You Consider Another Spin?
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2015, 01:07:36 am »
Peppermint uses the Linux Mint Software center and Synaptic (which is directly connected to Ubuntu repositories)  :)

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Re: Would You Consider Another Spin?
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2015, 01:25:13 am »
Considering another spin i'm not a big fan of it >:(. I have used Arch, Manjaro, Kaos, Archbang and others but after a while always i'll ended up with a broken system :-\.
So my 2 cents are stay on the ubuntu or debian side and your system is stable.

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Re: Would You Consider Another Spin?
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2015, 01:46:24 am »
Peppermint uses the Linux Mint Software center and Synaptic (which is directly connected to Ubuntu repositories)  :)
The Linux Mint Software Manager is actually called mintInstall 7.5.4.  It has been customized to include peppermint2.  This includes Peppermint specific metadata packages, that have bundled software packages.  Everything that is contained in the Ubuntu 14.04.2 repos is available to Peppermint users  ;).
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Re: Would You Consider Another Spin?
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2015, 04:11:23 am »
Considering another spin i'm not a big fan of it >:(. I have used Arch, Manjaro, Kaos, Archbang and others but after a while always i'll ended up with a broken system :-\.
So my 2 cents are stay on the ubuntu or debian side and your system is stable.

Hi Drum,

I have to agree with you there.  If you want stability, stay on Ubuntu/Debian side of things. :)

In fact, stay right here at Peppermint and you'll be fine!  My latest foray into the world of Manjaro broke my system too. :(

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Re: Would You Consider Another Spin?
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2015, 04:21:28 pm »
Not to be "nosy", but I've noticed several people mention that their attempts to run other non-ubuntu or non-debian operating systems resulted in crash/broken systems.

Were you able to determine why?

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Re: Would You Consider Another Spin?
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2015, 05:48:47 pm »
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What Peppermint lacks in the way of, "user packages"

I'm confused -- if Peppermint OS has the Lubuntu Software Center, then you have access to all "user packages", right?

What is missing?  Or, did I miss something?

I think he meant "not preinstalled" more than "missing/unavailable" ;)
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Re: Would You Consider Another Spin?
« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2015, 08:57:44 pm »
Not to be "nosy", but I've noticed several people mention that their attempts to run other non-ubuntu or non-debian operating systems resulted in crash/broken systems.

Were you able to determine why?

Hi jimdunn,

Various reasons account for much of this: such as making mistakes during the installation because of unfamiliar installation software; mistakes made during partitioning, formatting partitions, assigning mount points etc. (frequently because the persons did not inform themselves about the nuances of doing these things, aka NAW = Noobies At Work); the other distros using buggy GRUB installations; etc. etc.

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Re: Would You Consider Another Spin?
« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2015, 06:53:46 am »
Not to be "nosy", but I've noticed several people mention that their attempts to run other non-ubuntu or non-debian operating systems resulted in crash/broken systems.

There's nothing nosy about asking a simple question.  :)

Other operating systems work fine.  As Slim said, sometimes it comes down to the end user and using unfamiliar software.  There can also be issues that crop with things like trying to multi-boot, like the current bug with Manjaro where it has to use the version of Grub that it installs or it won't boot.  People who don't know that who try to use the version they already have installed will have a broken system.  There used to be conflicts between Grub Legacy and Grub2 that resulted in issues if you tried to multi boot, but I think those are fixed now.  As long as you use Grub2 to boot everything you'll be fine.  And, of course, you can also run into major bugs within the operating system itself.  Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc. go through rigorous testing before they're released that work out the vast majority of system breaking bugs.  However, some Linux operating systems seem to be released more with a "release it now, fix it later" philosophy, and you can run into issues before you get those bugs patched via system updates.

Anyway, those are just a few of the issues that people can have.  There are plenty more.