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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #330 on: April 19, 2019, 07:11:38 pm »
So my first post it's to say a big THANK YOU to the team and all people involved! I am having a lot of fun, reading the forum and discovering all the little things and so much to learn !!!! This is the beginning of a long trip !

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #331 on: April 20, 2019, 03:51:15 pm »
B'lated Welcome aboard Pepper9! & Rojas10!  I hope you both find a home here with us in this friendly little corner of the linux universe! 

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #332 on: April 29, 2019, 10:29:41 am »
Hello everyone, this is just great, loving my Peppermint 9 Respin.

I am a full time Carer Support worker from the rather Sunny Isle of Wight.
My first ever Linux Distro was Ubuntu 10.04, way before Ubuntu made the weird decision, to move to Unity.
It was then of course how we see Ubuntu Mate today, apart that it wasn't so full up with stuff as Ubuntu Mate is.
Back then of course Ubuntu was not that easy to get things working, you had to literally build and configure stuff yourself.

Skip ahead Nine years and I must say Linux has come along way, but over the years with all the different Distros I had tried, one Distro stood out in the crowd for me and that is Peppermint OS 7, which English Bob introduced me to, whilst watching one of his videos. Then the upgrade to Peppermint 8, now nine, no matter what other Linux Distro I install, I end up coming back to Peppermint.

Whether it's the stability or reliability of it, all other Distros don't do it for me, like Peppermint does. I live stream, make videos on YouTube, when I'm not working and try my best to help people out here on the Peppermint Forums, though I must add I also help with other Linux Forums too, but this forum is the best one. I  know enough to setup and install Peppermint, Nvidia Drivers, Screen Tearing Issues AMD, Nvidia and Intel drivers and any other gripes people might have, on their own systems, but let's face it Peppermint is that stable, that hardly any problems arise. I'm so glad I could introduce myself and have been reading about other members too.  :) I'm also a musician, play guitar and sing in a Rockabilly, Blues, Jazz band. I'm nearly married, just have to save up for it and pick a day when I'm not working, or saving up for my new computer build. Been with my Wife to be for twelve years, I'm sure she can put up with me for another twelve years? :D Or longer if she prefers, which I would prefer too, as nothing like the love of your best friend, who is always there no matter what. Peppermint is my bit on the side, which takes me away from real life for a while. ;D
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #333 on: April 29, 2019, 10:33:41 am »
Welcome Slim - Nice to have you on board the Forums finally  ;D

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #334 on: April 29, 2019, 10:53:55 am »
Thank you Zeb, hopefully I can put some of my knowledge of Linux, to some use here. ;D
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #335 on: April 29, 2019, 10:54:35 am »
Glad to have you around Slim :)

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #336 on: April 29, 2019, 11:51:10 am »
Welcome aboard, clatterfordslim  ;)









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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #338 on: April 29, 2019, 12:17:46 pm »
Thank you everyone, enjoyed my first whole day here on the Peppermint Forum. Have been on here for at least nine hours now.   ;D
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #339 on: April 29, 2019, 03:47:16 pm »
Apparently I must have missed this part off the forum :-\ But better late than never as they say. I'm Johan 59 years old and Peppermint addict 8)
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #340 on: April 29, 2019, 04:04:11 pm »
Hi clatterfordslim and Johan,

Welcome to the forum! Nice to have something so stable, fast and beautiful as Peppermint in your box, isn't it?  8)

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #341 on: April 29, 2019, 04:28:32 pm »
Two big Peppermint heads in one go eh :)

I'm Johan 59 years old and Peppermint addict 8)

Careful, snorting Peppermint too frequently can seriously damage your septum ;)
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #342 on: April 29, 2019, 08:08:11 pm »
Welcome aboard, too, Johan  ;D








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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #343 on: April 30, 2019, 04:58:21 am »
Thanks for the warm wellcome ;) No worries Mark one can never have enough Peppermint 8)
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« Reply #344 on: June 22, 2019, 08:49:54 pm »
Hi all,

I'm Joe. I'm newish to Linux, but feel generally comfortable with command line. I used Unix while in the military, over a decade ago, and have worked with computers off and on over the years, though primarily Windows systems. Many years ago I briefly experimented with Ubuntu and Linux Mint, but because it was still generally unfamiliar to me, I stopped using it and got rid of it.

I'm currently in IT, and over the last several months I've taken an interest in exploring Linux again. I feel like I've tried a wide variety of Linux OSs at this point, even in only a few months, and even if only a brief introduction. TinyCore, Puppy, Mint, several Ubuntu flavors, Solus, and quite a few others. I accidentally wiped my Windows 10 SSD with Clear Linux a couple months ago. Lol. I feel like it was "taking my licks" if I really wanted to start learning about Linux. That said, only my operating system was on that SSD. My files were stored on another hard drive. So it wasn't that bad.

My wife got a new laptop almost a year ago because her old laptop was having startup issues. The physical start button was wonky, and you'd have to press it a billion times to get it started.

Well, within the last couple weeks, I ordered that old laptop a "new" motherboard (the start button was hard wired, so there was no other option) for only $35, a new battery for just over $10 and figured I'd throw Linux on it. It's now my laptop and I'm typing on it for this post.

Its original operating system was Vista. Before I wiped it, it had Win 7 on it. But I wanted something different. I first put MX Linux on it. It seemed a little popular among some users and seemed to have good reviews in terms of working on older hardware. It did, it was fine. But I was just kind of "meh" about MX, personally.

I'd been wanting to full-on try Peppermint for a while. I'd also briefly tried it over the last several months and wanted to see how well it would work on this laptop. So I threw Peppermint 10 on it, and everything started up and worked just fine. I'm actually really enjoying this OS and it's likely I'll be sticking with it for the foreseeable future.

Figured it might behoove me to join a forum of knowledgeable users though. Partly for my own benefit, in terms of potential issues that might arise, but also just to be part of a community of users, from various interesting backgrounds, and a variety of experience with Linux and outside of it who all have a shared interest.

So far, I've been able to make some alterations to some of the aesthetics of the desktop and the panel.

I also added Brave browser, since it's one of my new favorite browsers and installed LibreOffice 6.2 and while I used command line for these things, I'm actually really digging the Software Manager. Super clean and easy to navigate.

Anyway, hi. :)

-Joe