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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #210 on: November 30, 2017, 02:17:35 pm »
Hey kloos, welcome to candy stiped OS land .. hope you like red/white, otherwise you're gonna need rose blue tinted glasses :)
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #211 on: November 30, 2017, 02:23:01 pm »
wow thanks for all of the welcomes.  What a fab place to be  :D

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #212 on: November 30, 2017, 02:25:19 pm »
We try to be welcoming .. at least for the first week, then we come to get ya >:D
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #213 on: November 30, 2017, 03:20:40 pm »
wow thanks for all of the welcomes.  What a fab place to be  :D

It sure is, Welcome to the Forums  :D

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #214 on: November 30, 2017, 03:39:02 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 #215 on: December 21, 2017, 10:17:35 am »
Hello from Fred in Tennessee!  Iím recently retired and have a 10 year old Dell Vostro laptop with 2 gb Ram running at 1.4 GHz that had fallen out of use because of sluggish windows issues. Did a full install of Peppermint 8 Respin 64 bit and now it is working beautifully. I like how it works with my gmail and chromium bringing in all my bookmarks etc. Iím also using it with my Dropbox account...which took a bit of figuring out but finally got it working.... I really like Peppermint and now am wondering if I would gain much by upgrading this old laptop from 2 gb to 4 gb Ram? Anyway, thanks to the Peppermint folks for a great disto and Iím looking forward to learning more about Peppermint and Linux. Thank you in advance for any help I may receive from this Forum. Best wishes to all for the holidays!
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #216 on: December 21, 2017, 11:02:24 am »
Personally I'd say "DO IT" .. you can never have enough RAM .. though the law of diminishing returns generally applies above 4GB unless you're a particularly heavy user with lots of apps running at the same time, or gamer, or.  run large databases, etc.
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #217 on: December 21, 2017, 11:18:13 am »
Welcome to Peppermint, Fred.

I'm happy to hear the Peppermint 8 Respin is bringing your old Dell Vostro laptop back to life.  If you're like me, and are always keeping mutable tabs open, then having a computer with more memory sure does help.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #218 on: December 21, 2017, 06:08:06 pm »
Hello from Fred in Tennessee!

That's one of my favorite pickup lines. It goes something like this :

"Hi. You're from Tennessee, right?"
"What?"
"Are you from Tennessee?"
"No. I'm from Florida."
"Sorry. I thought you were from Tennessee."
"Why?"
"Cuz' you're the only '10' I see in here."

Anyway, welcome aboard Fred.  :)

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #219 on: December 22, 2017, 07:27:41 am »
Thanks to all for the words of welcome and VinDSL, if I werenít married, I might consider using that great pickup line!   ;D
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #220 on: January 24, 2018, 12:01:32 am »
Hello, I'm Mark from The Bay Area, No. California. I am retired from the Bread Baking Industry and I'm here to learn about Linux software.  That's it, thanks.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #221 on: January 24, 2018, 04:52:17 am »
Hi goody211,

Welcome to the Forums. and hope we can help you in your Linux journal;

Let us know what equipment you are using by providing the output from the Terminal of

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #222 on: February 13, 2018, 08:17:32 pm »
Just wanted to introduce myself to you guys .

Me , well I'm a retired 67 year old English man who decided to leave his home shores and head for a warmer climate and adventure . After living in several country's I finally ended up in a small rural village on the Thailand / Cambodia boarder , where Ive now been for 15 years.

 I came across peppermint OS by chance when searching youtube , and decided to give it a try and I must say so far I'm very impressed  . I look forward to learning more from other members of this forum and hopefully give some thing back one day .

I'm wondering if I may be the oldest forum member here  ;D


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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #223 on: February 13, 2018, 09:30:14 pm »
Well my new Peppermint friend, you've bested me by 10 years, warmer weather, and no doubt a more interesting place to live :)
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« Reply #224 on: February 13, 2018, 11:00:50 pm »
Well my new Peppermint friend, you've bested me by 10 years, warmer weather, and no doubt a more interesting place to live :)
(57, and back shivering in 'old blighty')


Ah good old Blighty , now that brings back fond memories . I was fortunate enough to retire from working at age 42 and decided to leave good old Blighty and look for adventure and  do some traveling .  To cut a long story short I did never return back home so its over 25 years since I stepped back on England's green and pleasant land . I often wonder how much things have changed since I left .

Thailand is an interesting place for sure but having said that I seem now to be reminiscing more and more about life back in England, may be its an age related curse . May be one day I will return to my home town where when you meet some one they say '' Ey up me duck y'alreet '' can you guess where my old home town was  ;D

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