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Peppermint OS listed in review
« on: October 10, 2015, 10:46:25 pm »
Hi everyone,

This article lists Peppermint OS (coincidentally as number six in the list  ;D ) as an OS to "turn your laptop into a Chromebook" and briefly mentions the ICE app.

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Re: Peppermint OS listed in review
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2015, 01:11:01 am »
Thanks Slim, I hadn't seen that one before :)
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Re: Peppermint OS listed in review
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2015, 01:46:10 am »
Hi everyone,

This article lists Peppermint OS (coincidentally as number six in the list  ;D ) as an OS to "turn your laptop into a Chromebook" and briefly mentions the ICE app.

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I hate this type of pseudo-tech journalism.  All the operating systems mentioned there, bar one, (you get one guess which one) are deliberately trying hard and failing to be mashed up look alikes.  They'll alway fall short of the mark too.  They're either trying to be clones of Macs and Windows , including obsolete versions.  Or, there's one that tries to be a Chromebook and another that wants to use a mobile OS as a desktop/laptop OS.   Out of all of them, only Peppermint Six isn't trying to ape something else.  The following quote sums it up, "...It will take some customising to make it look exactly like ChromeOS...".  That's quite correct too because Peppermint is and never will be a clone of ChromeOS.

These type of articles really infuriate me  >:(.  The author has wrongly categorised Peppermint Six as a "wannabe" OS.  I find these "wannabe" OSs neither constructive or helpful to the Linux cause.  Newcomers invariably suffer disappointment when their choices don't function like the original OS.  Linux and the Open source movement rapidly become falsely relegated to being a second rate and cheap alternative to the "real thing".  This is the wrong way to promote Linux to new users  >:(.  Having Peppermint Six be forced into this class of OS, is plain insulting and totally counterproductive to what we're trying to achieve.  I really wish there was a place for comments.  I really want to let rip  >:(

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Re: Peppermint OS listed in review
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2015, 02:01:30 am »
Hello Andy ... 100% agree with you ... but you should not mind ... we are so diverse ... fortunately ...

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Re: Peppermint OS listed in review
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2015, 02:55:17 am »
Hi Slim, Thank you for sharing this article. I often read articles by Gary Newell on everydaylinuxuser.com

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Re: Peppermint OS listed in review
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2015, 06:25:17 am »
Nice find, Slim.  It's always nice to not only be mentioned, but they also included a download link.   8)

I see where you're coming from, Andy, and that's a pet peeve of mine as well.  Though, in my opinion, that one wasn't as bad as some because they didn't actually flat-out say that Peppermint is a clone of or "Linux's answer to" Chrome OS, like some do.  That's what gets under my skin.

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Re: Peppermint OS listed in review
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2015, 07:05:46 am »
In reality there's a LOT wrong with that article and some of the distros .. but I can't be *rsed to get all worked up today.
(I know .. maybe I'm coming down with something)

Is this a new article ? .. I can't seem to find a date on it, and it's showing the old (Peppermint 4 ?) menu button.
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Re: Peppermint OS listed in review
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2015, 10:00:06 am »
Is this a new article ? .. I can't seem to find a date on it, and it's showing the old (Peppermint 4 ?) menu button.

Judging by the source code...

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...it was published on 28-Sept-2015   ;)

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Re: Peppermint OS listed in review
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2015, 10:12:23 am »
BTW, good eye, Mark !

I did a little sleuthing...

Here's the source of the pic:  http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/03/peppermint-4-turns-netbook-into.html

@Andy - You can post comments on that link...   :D
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Re: Peppermint OS listed in review
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2015, 10:55:36 am »
BTW, good eye, Mark !

I did a little sleuthing...

Here's the source of the pic:  http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/03/peppermint-4-turns-netbook-into.html

@Andy - You can post comments on that link...   :D
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Re: Peppermint OS listed in review
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2015, 10:58:34 am »
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it was published on 28-Sept-2015

He may have been using US date format and it's actually the 09th of Blubtembuary 2015
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Re: Peppermint OS listed in review
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2015, 11:47:55 am »
Bwahahahahaha !!!  :D

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Re: Peppermint OS listed in review
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2015, 01:28:24 pm »
Hey AndyInMokum,

Sorry about that posting! If I had known it would cause you to pop a fart like that then I would have waited until you finished that cup of coffee before posting it!!  :D

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Re: Peppermint OS listed in review
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2015, 02:56:25 pm »
No problem mate, I did nearly choke when I first saw the post.  By the third cup of coffee, things didn't look so bad  ;D!!
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Re: Peppermint OS listed in review
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2015, 03:40:37 am »
Just read the article and can't see anywhere where he labels Peppermint as a "Wannabe OS"

My problem with these articles is they are just being mass produced to appease the Editors of the Site/Magazine/Blog  call them what you will.

I doubt very much (no doubt someone will point out I am wrong) the he has installed each one of those Distro's to try them out.    He has just pulled ideas together to make a "New shiny List"

edit before posting.    Re Read the title of the article and I can now see where you got the Idea from AndyInMokum...  Maybe he needs to have some comments posted on his article putting him straight.  Yes it will perhaps give him extra coverage but it should, if implemented correctly, get the point across that Peppermint stands on its own two feet as a full fledged OS capable of running virtually everything you can throw at it.  I say virtually as there will be someone who can find something they cant get to work.
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