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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #255 on: May 09, 2018, 10:19:18 am »
Good for you, Mateo.  Yeah, like PCNetSpec says, it does look like robotics is changing everything, but, at age 20, you can't go wrong with a good education in computer science along with some liberal studies.  Welcome to Peppermint, Mateo.  :)
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #256 on: May 09, 2018, 05:33:47 pm »
Thank you all for such a great welcome!
Have a good day and keep the great work!

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #257 on: May 09, 2018, 10:00:02 pm »
Welcome amic,

We hope you enjoy your stay with us  ;D

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #258 on: May 09, 2018, 10:49:30 pm »
Hi amlc, welcome to Peppermintland  :D.  It's nice to know you're enjoying using Peppermint 8.  I guess you've already figured out we're an easy going bunch.  If you have any questions, or need help.  There's always someone here ready to lend a hand.  So don't be a stranger  ;).
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #259 on: May 15, 2018, 01:52:49 am »
Hi almc,
and from me too: Welcome. I really love your desktop wallpaper photo!! Super!  8)
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #260 on: May 27, 2018, 03:56:24 am »
Greetings.  I'm Tom and I just made the switch from Mint to Peppermint.  It's looking and working great so far.
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #261 on: May 27, 2018, 05:40:07 am »
Great tdockery97.  Welcome aboard!  ;) 
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #262 on: May 27, 2018, 05:44:10 am »
Greetings.  I'm Tom and I just made the switch from Mint to Peppermint.  It's looking and working great so far.

Hi tdockery97,

Welcome to the Best Linux Distro - enjoy your stay with us  :D

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #263 on: May 27, 2018, 06:18:27 am »
Welcome tdockery97, out of interest can I ask what made you switch ?

Just bored and wanted a change, or was there a particular reason ?
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #264 on: May 27, 2018, 07:47:54 am »
Welcome to the forum tdockery97.  You made the right choice.   :)

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #265 on: May 27, 2018, 12:23:52 pm »
Greetings.  I'm Tom and I just made the switch from Mint to Peppermint.  It's looking and working great so far.

Welcome, tdockery97!  I brought a couple of friends of mine from Mint over to Peppermint 8 just a few weeks ago. :)
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #266 on: May 27, 2018, 02:38:45 pm »
Greetings.  I'm Tom and I just made the switch from Mint to Peppermint.  It's looking and working great so far.

Hi Tom, welcome to the Peppermint Forum  :).  It's really nice to know you're enjoying our splendid little distro  ;).
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #267 on: June 07, 2018, 06:52:37 pm »
Welcome @tdockery97 to a great little corner of the www where you'll find all the help you need with a great linux distro... Enjoy!
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #268 on: June 07, 2018, 06:56:16 pm »
Hi everyone! I'm Mateo (I'd say the english form is Matthew), I've tried Live PeppermintOS on my computer for a while and I've finally decided to install it, so i bought a new HDD (Previous one was broken). I'm a 20 yo guy from Colombia sumercé

Bienvenidos Mateo/amlc Welcome to our little corner of the www... and our great little distro... enjoy!
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #269 on: June 13, 2018, 07:32:50 am »
Hi Guys,

My name is Tony and I am a Peppermint user. 

I suppose my first use of a computer goes back to around 1979 when my brother and I bought a Texas TI99/4a, paying half each.  I upgraded to an Amstrad PCW 8256 in 1985 which had 256kb of memory and a floppy drive.  My first exposure to Windows was in 1992 at work where I was one of the first Employees there to use a PC, a 386 with Windows 3.1.  All the other Employees used dumb terminals but I was seconded to the IT department to assist with the transfer of the existing system to a AS400/IS2000 based system.  The first PC I bought was a  Compaq Presario CDS520.  An all in one unit with a 486 DX33 processor and 4mb of RAM  later upgraded to an Evergreen 586 / AMD 5x86 133MHz with 8 mb of RAM.  I think the hard drive that came with it was somewhere around 500mb and the max size the BIOS could handle was 1GB.  I later got a bigger hard drive,  2 GB and I had to partition it into two 1GB partitions to use it.  With the bigger hard drive came an upgrade to Windows 95.

I progressed through different PCs using Windows 98 then XP but toward the end of XP  will admit that I was getting a bit fed fed up with Windows.  Everything seemed so time consuming to do.  My parents got new laptops with Vista on which I didn't care for much.  I was the family go to guy if anyone had problems.  Very often it was Virus related and took ages to sort out.

I had previously looked at Linux.  Often using the free CD's that came on Computer Mags.  The first was probably Red Hat but soon gave up when it wouldn't do what I wanted.   First releases of Ubuntu were probably the ones I spent most time with. 

When the support for XP ended I tried out many different Distros and ended up dual booting with XP and LXLE.  This was the first distro I used where I had that light bulb moment where I thought, hey I am using this, it does everything I need and its not Windows.  It was based on Ubuntu 12.04 but the next version based on 14.04 I didn't like so much and had a few problems with it so started looking around again.

What I didn't like is that they changed some of the programs it came with including the browser to a customised version of Sea Monkey.  I was a Firefox user at the time so it meant I had to install extra bits I wanted.  It used a lot of PPA's for the latest vesrions but that sometimes caused dependency issues where it needed to install an updated version of a file but couldn't because something else was using the older version.  Some software such as steam wouldn't install.  It used the PPA version of Libre Office which kept having large updates.  The final nail in the coffin was an update caused problems with Nvidia and I could only use the Nouveau drivers.
 
So I started Distro hopping again and found Peppermint.  First I installed Peppermint 7 on a Laptop and took an instant liking to it.  I have two desktops and 5 laptops in the household all different makes, AMD and Intel Processors,  some with Nvidia, AMD and Intel graphics,  wireless are mainly Intel and Broadcom.  Peppermint works on them all.  They all now have Peppermint 8 on them and I can honestly say that in the 3 years I have been using Peppermint, I have not had one problem with it.  I am a hobby photographer and my go to program is Darktable.  Upgrading the PC I use for photography is easy  using Peppermint.  Install the OS, install the photography pack and done.  It has all I need.

Sorry, this has got a bit long and rambling on a bit.  Perhaps I'll save the rest for part 2 :)
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