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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #180 on: June 05, 2017, 10:08:00 pm »
Hi everyone,

my name's Ray, I've been using Linux Mint as my main OS for about a year and a half but am fairly new to Peppermint.

I have 4 computers running but three of them are very old, all more than 10 years, and I needed a 'Lite' version of Linux for them and had been using Q4OS. Someone suggested Peppermint and I tried it on one of the old machines and was very impressed. I now have it on my main (newest) computer and am giving it a test drive ... so far I like what I see.  :)

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« Reply #181 on: June 05, 2017, 10:31:54 pm »
Hi Ray and Welcome to the Forum!  Jump in and enjoy!   ;)
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #182 on: June 05, 2017, 11:57:32 pm »
Hi Ray, welcome to the "Other Mint" forum.  It's good to meet you  :).  If you've any questions or need help, we're here for you.  The Peppermint Forum is a major component of the distro  ;).

Yeah, Peppermint is great on older machines.  It's injected new life into many old doorstops.  It's also a powerhouse on the newer, beefy stuff  8).  More than a few of our members are using it on such machines.  You've plenty of processing power however you use Peppermint, that's for sure  ;).
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #183 on: June 06, 2017, 07:49:46 am »
@Rosko

Great to hear you're enjoying Peppermint and have been impressed enough to bung it on your main system, specially where it's being compared to the "Other Mint" which is a rather grand pair of shoes to fill ;)

welcome to our community :)

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #184 on: June 18, 2017, 04:33:59 am »
My name is Jim I am a oldtimer been with PeppermintOS since the beginning and was not satisfied with the other distro's
but love my Peppermint. I started on Linux way back when I ditched Win98 for a copy of Red Hat Back when it was free.
I wasn't satisfied with Fedora and tried Ubuntu it was OK until they introduced Unity then I  switched to Peppermint fulltime.
Hope Peppermint stays around a long time.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #185 on: June 18, 2017, 02:34:07 pm »
Hope Peppermint stays around a long time.

Don't ya miss the days of dialup modems with Linux ?

Welcome aboard, Jim !

Remember the dialup modems ?!?!?  Sure, do. 

Matter of fact, I still use one -- USRobotics Courier 56Gay/V.92 Business Modem.  I use it to send/receive faxes at the abode, via a landline connection.

Faxes and landlines ... remember those ?  LoL !   ;D

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #186 on: June 18, 2017, 07:57:58 pm »
Don't ya miss the days of dialup modems with Linux ?

Erm, that's one messed up nostalgia thing you have going on there Jim...

Welcome to the asylum forum, you're obviously gonna fit right in :))
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« Reply #187 on: September 12, 2017, 09:00:17 pm »
Hello and Mabuhay!

I'm quite new to Linux, and Peppermint as well, been using for around 3 months, using my dad's laptop (well, we share usage as I still have yet to get a new one of my own and he's in the field often). His laptop that I use to write this intro used to be on (slow) Windows 8, and he asked me to reformat his unit. Since he needed the laptop to watch tennis games online, I thought I give Peppermint a try. So far, he's happy and I'm happy as well; I'm still learning the ropes until I get a unit of my own and continue on with my Peppermint journey.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #188 on: September 12, 2017, 09:17:36 pm »
Hi RocketUsagi and welcome to the forum :)

Great to hear you're enjoying Peppermint, and hope your dad does too.
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #189 on: September 13, 2017, 07:34:09 am »
Welcome to the Forums.
Don't be shy. Any questions, please just ask.

I was new to Peppermint myself in 2015 and still remember it well 🙂

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« Reply #190 on: September 13, 2017, 02:58:10 pm »
Hiya everyone!

I'm a bit of an old fossil. Aged 28, but been with computers since my early childhood. DOS, Win 3.11, Linux, BSD - you name it. Right now I'm looking for programming jobs and challenges. Hope I find some of it in Peppermint OS, because I think the project is quite amazing :).

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #191 on: September 13, 2017, 03:34:17 pm »
Hiya everyone!

I'm a bit of an old fossil. Aged 28, but been with computers since my early childhood. DOS, Win 3.11, Linux, BSD - you name it. Right now I'm looking for programming jobs and challenges. Hope I find some of it in Peppermint OS, because I think the project is quite amazing :).

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #192 on: September 13, 2017, 05:06:14 pm »
Hiya Andy, so you're a programmer ?
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #193 on: September 13, 2017, 06:50:05 pm »
Hi Andy, welcome to the Peppermint Forum.  It's nice to meet you  ;).
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #194 on: October 02, 2017, 05:45:00 pm »
Howdy! Mike, here, from Madison, Wisconsin. I've been driving a cab in this town for about 14yrs. I think my first experience with the Peppermint OS was P2... probably... whatever that was. Seven or eight years ago? I built my first desktop computer and didn't want to install Windows, for a multitude of reasons. At that time, I had just discovered Linux, and Ubuntu, and then explored dozens of Linux distros. Although there were probably several options and runners-up, Peppermint was easily, to me, the easiest and most user-friendly. It just loaded easily, and there wasn't that much of a learning curve unless you wanted to delve further into it. So like accessible to regular non-programmer humans and stuff. It just works, for the most part just seamlessly.

So, I'm building a new desktop system, having purged my desktop equipment early this year and relied almost entirely on a trusty Chromebook for a while, but I'm yearning for a return to the desktop system, the power of a desktop system, the large display, etc. So I'm pretty sure P8 will be the go-to OS for my new build, and I really appreciate all your hard-work in creating and tweaking/perfecting the whole hybrid system and philosophy, cloud-centric with the full arsenal of utilities you'd get with most any other desktop environment - thanks much, it's a great OS!

So I'll load P8 on my new desktop when it's finished, and for now, I'm typing on my Chromebook. So, I think I'll have to download the iso from... somewhere. I really don't know how to do this and make the bootable usb with a Chromebook, or if you have the "Peppermint Sticks" available sometime soon, I'll probably order one of those. Again, thanks for all your hard work in creating and tweaking and perfecting a working (simple!) real-alternative to... you know. Corporate mass-produced capitalist money-grubbing hell. But I won't name any names.          -MIKE.