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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #195 on: October 02, 2017, 06:06:28 pm »
Welcome cfx795 Peppermint has been "just working for me since 2010... I've never looked back... You'll definitely find the best forum support here among the PeppermintLegions ... Remember, the only stupid questions are the ones you fail to ask of us all here!
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #196 on: October 04, 2017, 12:01:32 pm »
Welcome Mike, you can (sometimes) create a LiveUSB on a Chromebook but it requires you enable developer mode (then use 'dd' from the freshly enabled terminal) which will erase all your changes in ChromeOS and set you back to factory defaults.

Can't you get temporary access to a Linux or Windows PC ?
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #197 on: October 04, 2017, 08:54:28 pm »
Welcome Mike, you can (sometimes) create a LiveUSB on a Chromebook but it requires you enable developer mode (then use 'dd' from the freshly enabled terminal) which will erase all your changes in ChromeOS and set you back to factory defaults.

Can't you get temporary access to a Linux or Windows PC ?

Hi there, and yes, my Dad has my old(er) Linux machine back in Elkhart, IN, and I'll be going back there for either Thanksgiving or Christmas. (One or the other, or both...) This thing probably won't be up and running before then, so that will be fine. I almost always use unetbootin, although I think there are others. There's the money thing, but then also Intel's coming out with Coffee Lake, and I don't intend to make any firm decisions about the guts of my new machine until I see what's shakin' there. So it's sort of on track for late 2017.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #198 on: November 22, 2017, 02:28:35 pm »
Wanted to take the chance to introduce myself here, because I've been utilising the forum as a resource already.  Bad manners, apologies all around.

My background comes from the old BBC mirco/spectrum days, and taking Computer studies in the first early years when it was offered as an (as then) O'Level (in the UK). I graduated from a Physics and Computer Electronics combined science degree in '90, and did postgraduate study in microelectronic systems and Telecommunications, worked in optical fibre research for a short time, and later studied a business degree. I worked as Systems Manager in a medium sized engineering business for many years, and recently moved into consultancy (systems, projects, services).

My computer background interweaves both hobby and professional use, and for many years I ran a corporate windows network, with linux servers (phone switch, fileservers, MRP/ERP, application servers, domain controllers, and briefly an openstack based data centre). Personally I worked with linux on the desktop with (initially) Suse and then ubuntu when it came about. I've dabbled with various distributions, and use redhat/centos as much as my preferred debian.

I rather like peppermint as a clean and resource efficient desktop both for low specced machines, but also potentially as a clean desktop for an offering to small businesses that I'm working on based around containerised applications, and an ldap/freeipa based authentication system to free small businesses from the complexity, licensed tie in, and lack of control, of other more popular platforms.

My username here is from a football nickname.  I support forest, and we are known as trickies.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #199 on: November 22, 2017, 04:05:57 pm »
Cool, you sound like just the kind of guy that may be able to suggest some stuff for Peppermint that'd make us more attractive to businesses .. and possibly work with us to implement it.

Oh and now I've finished being all selfish .. Welcome :)
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #200 on: November 22, 2017, 04:14:04 pm »
Okay, how about this.

A way of integrating online accounts, in the way gnome tools do (multiple accounts, gdive, dropbox, etc).  A connector for ldap authentication and logon integrated into the environment. (apologies if they're there...it's early days for me).

No need to apologise. We all do things for our own reasons.  I'm very happy you have yours for doing peppermint.  It's very good.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #201 on: November 22, 2017, 04:20:23 pm »
I'll flag this topic as unread .. hopefully that'll remind me to come back and take a look at those suggestions once we get the PM8 resin out the door.

TVM :)

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #202 on: November 22, 2017, 06:13:23 pm »
Welcome aboard, tetricky !  :)

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #203 on: November 23, 2017, 09:34:27 am »
I'll flag this topic as unread .. hopefully that'll remind me to come back and take a look at those suggestions once we get the PM8 resin out the door.

TVM :)

I'm going to address this in "advanced Topics", to save you the bother.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #204 on: November 24, 2017, 09:30:44 am »
Okey dokey my mate :)
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #205 on: November 26, 2017, 05:05:46 pm »
Wanted to take the chance to introduce myself here, because I've been utilising the forum as a resource already.  Bad manners, apologies all around.


Welcome tetricky... peppermint is a delight... our community here a fine bunch...
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #206 on: November 30, 2017, 12:15:14 pm »
I have wanted to get Linux for over a decade but, sadly it has never been easy enough to use.  I have an old Pavilion DV9 and my version of win10 became corrupt.  So it was time to dip my toe in again to see if the water was warm enough yet.  I tried lots of distro's this time round and Peppermint was the only one not to crash, to install first time and to update properly.  Plus is has a good selection of programmes in the store.  My laptop boots up (and turns off) much quicker than with win10.  The screen is clear and I love the configurable desktop.  I am trying to think of all of the programmes that I "need" from Win10 but I really can't think of anything where a version isn't available (except onedrive, but i am considering switching to dropbox so not a big issue). 

I am a happy chappy  8)

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #207 on: November 30, 2017, 12:20:11 pm »
I have wanted to get Linux for over a decade but, sadly it has never been easy enough to use.  I have an old Pavilion DV9 and my version of win10 became corrupt.  So it was time to dip my toe in again to see if the water was warm enough yet.  I tried lots of distro's this time round and Peppermint was the only one not to crash, to install first time and to update properly.  Plus is has a good selection of programmes in the store.  My laptop boots up (and turns off) much quicker than with win10.  The screen is clear and I love the configurable desktop.  I am trying to think of all of the programmes that I "need" from Win10 but I really can't think of anything where a version isn't available (except onedrive, but i am considering switching to dropbox so not a big issue). 

I am a happy chappy  8)

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux and Peppermint.  :D

Linux has definitely gotten more user friendly over the years, with much more stuff able to be done with GUI tools.  Of course, that same stuff can still be done with the terminal, allowing the best of both worlds.  Peppermint definitely works "out of the box" on most systems, and is much more lightweight and sleeker than Windows 10.  It's good to know you've found a Linux home with us and that you can find alternatives for most of if not all of your software.  Even though I've used Linux for years, I only totally switched a couple years ago because I was hanging onto Windows software.  That's not a good situation to be in.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #208 on: November 30, 2017, 12:37:57 pm »
I am a happy chappy  8) 

Welcome, kloos.  Those of us who run Peppermint as our daily drive love it.  :)
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« Reply #209 on: November 30, 2017, 01:53:42 pm »
Welcome aboard, kloos.

My laptop boots up (and turns off) much quicker than with win10.  The screen is clear and I love the configurable desktop.  I am trying to think of all of the programmes that I "need" from Win10 but I really can't think of anything where a version isn't available (except onedrive, but i am considering switching to dropbox so not a big issue). 

I am a happy chappy  8)

Glad to hear you're having fun with Peppermint. I've been using it on my daily drivers since I 'discovered' it in 2011.

BTW, you don't necessarily need to get rid of winders, unless it repulses you, or whatevs.

I dual-boot Peppermint and winders on a couple of my machines. It's easy enough to do.

I run Peppermint 99.9% of the time, but I have '10' available when I need to collaborate with grumpy old men in business suits.   
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