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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #165 on: January 11, 2017, 07:12:51 pm »
...That sounds like a lot of fun! I came across a cigar box amp on eBay last night, not that I'm advocating smoking here ;) I've made my own lap-steel-like contraptions in the past and I should really get around to doing more of that stuff again.

Yeah, I'm going to head off to the : IJ-Hallen in a couple of weeks.  It's Europe's biggest flea market.  It's held each month in Amsterdam-Noord at the old NDSM shipyard.  There's alway really interesting stuff to be found there.  I would love to find an old RCA valve/vacuum tube radio or similar.  Something made out of bakelite would be ideal.  That would make a great housing for a  valve/vacuum tube amp.  There'll be plenty of old tin boxes and nice laminated cigar boxes choose from too  ;).
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #166 on: May 12, 2017, 04:33:44 am »
Hi to all Peppermint devs and forum members! My name is Tony, i'm a linux user from around 12 or 13 years right now, and now it's the only OS we use at home.

We are very happy using Peppermint Seven right now in our desktop computer, an AMD A8 with 16 gigs of RAM and 1 TB of hard disk. We buyed that  computer with Ubuntu pre installed, but we prefered to install Peppermint after use Peppermint 6 on a Toshiba Laptop during more than a year.

We are not engineers or hackers, (xD) , we only want to enjoy our computer habits and use it better. With Peppermint we archieved our goals, with a plus, our daughter it's learning a lot more using linux than using other options.

So... well, thanks to make Peppermint Os possible, and hope to see more and more in the future!  :)


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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #167 on: May 12, 2017, 05:56:29 am »
Hi Wolfenprey,

Welcome to the forums. Glad to hear you are enjoying Peppermint.

Feel free to jump right in with any questions you or your family have :)

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #168 on: May 12, 2017, 07:20:12 am »
Hi Wolfenprey and welcome to our little community, thanks for the kind words and encouragement. Hope to see more of you around here :)
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #169 on: May 12, 2017, 08:34:21 am »
We buyed that  computer with Ubuntu pre installed, but we prefered to install Peppermint after use Peppermint 6 on a Toshiba Laptop during more than a year.

Hello, Tony.

My wife and I always run Peppermint on our Toshiba laptops.  It's really is a terrific hardware/software combination. ;)

Welcome to Peppermint forum. :)

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #170 on: May 12, 2017, 08:47:47 am »
Hi Wolfenprey, welcome to the Peppermint Forum.  It's very nice to meet you  ;).   If you have any questions, please ask away  ;).
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #171 on: May 12, 2017, 09:53:05 am »
Hello Wolfenprey and welcome to the forum.
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #172 on: May 12, 2017, 11:22:15 am »
Hi Tony and welcome aboard the good ship Peppermint

Nice sounding PC you have there Peppermint should fly on that rig :)





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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #173 on: May 29, 2017, 10:03:24 pm »
Hi all! I'm Paulo from Portugal, I've been a Linux user and  enthusiast for quite some time now.

How I got here: the current OS I'm using at this time has LXDE and Openbox out of the box and I've been customizing it for quite some time now so I make it perfect for my eyes and according to my needs and pc. Now it also has XFce stuff so I can have things like fn brightness keys working, volume osd when I change it and so on, my panel is also XFce's panel because I wanted a better main menu and Whisker was undoubtedly the way to go for me; also I have stuff installed that allows me to easily customize everything (or almost...). It's very lightweight and is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS because I really don't see myself going other ways concerning software availability.
Basically it's a mix of LXDE, XFce and GTK.
My file manager is Nemo; I tried all file managers (i think) and messed around them all and without a doubt for my personal usage Nemo is the best from far.
Oh and I also have a compositor installed so I can have a cool transparent looking terminal.

Yesterday I downloaded and checked out a distro called "Peppermint 8" and is needless to say that all that kept crossing my mind as I was testing it was "why the f___ didn't I find out about Peppermint sooner?!" :D lol

It is like someone read my mind and made an OS, and using even less ram than 'mine' does. I was not planning on changing my OS any time soon but here there's not much I can do, Peppermint is perfect for me.

So congratulations to all the team for this awesome OS!
Cheers everyone!

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #174 on: May 29, 2017, 11:42:46 pm »
I discovered Peppermint, much the same way, five years ago.

What took you so long ?   :D

Welcome aboard, pemartins !

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #175 on: May 30, 2017, 03:51:59 am »
Hi pemartins, welcome to the Peppermint Forum.  It's always nice to meet like minded people  ;).
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #176 on: May 30, 2017, 04:07:30 am »
Hi permartins,
Welcome to the Forums - we hope you have a long and enjoyable stay  :)

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #177 on: May 30, 2017, 09:54:30 am »
LOL .. you know that shadow you keep seeing out of the corner of your eye.....

Seriously though, that's a great story and good to see it's not just us then :)

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #178 on: May 30, 2017, 02:36:49 pm »
Guys thank you very much for your warm welcome, I really appreciate it!

Oh I forgot to mention above that I started using Chromium about a week ago... I went full open source and dropped Chrome. Like I said,it's like you guys were reading my mind and designing this awesome OS!

But I already found a huge difference between 'my' previous OS and Peppermint: 'my' previous OS makes a sound when I login and Peppermint doesn't... :D lmao
Or better didn't make, I already added a line to the starting applications with play command from sox (or was it lame? tried both, gotta check which one I left there) so Peppermint also makes a cool sound when I login!

I have my Peppermint installation about 70% ready, most or maybe even all of the tweaks are made and almost all the apps I use are installed, basically there're only some .exe apps left to install on Wine and the personal folders to change partition.
I went through the normal hassle with the sound, brightness control and wifi but all easy stuff to solve and stuff I already had been through before so it was a no brainier, 10 minutes tops and it was all working. I'll check and if the tweaks I made aren't available at the forum I'll post them. At least the sound tweak is already here because I got the solution from the forum.
Excellent forum btw, rich in information and filled with warm helping people. You guys built here an amazing community, I feel very happy that I've found you and that you welcomed me into your community!

Once again thank very, very much guys!

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #179 on: May 30, 2017, 06:29:10 pm »
You guys built here an amazing community, I feel very happy that I've found you and that you welcomed me into your community!

That right there is the sentiment that makes this all worth while (and is WAY more important that the distro itself) .. Cheers pemartins :)

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I suspect you're gonna fit right in here :)
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