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Offline zebedeeboss

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #270 on: June 13, 2018, 07:38:22 am »
Welcome TonyBronze,

It is always good to hear people enjoying Peppermint.  I am glad you are no different.

I for one did not find your story overly long and I look forward to reading part two, should you ever decide to write it.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #271 on: June 13, 2018, 07:40:53 am »
Welcome Aboard, TonyBronze!  I think you summed it up beautifully : "It has all I need." 
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #272 on: June 13, 2018, 08:15:02 am »
Hi Tony and welcome to the forum :)

I'm with Zeb and mac, I didn't find that overly long, in fact I found it quite interesting and useful (not to mention enjoyably nostalgic). For example:-

a) we took the decision early on not to rely on third party PPA's for anything included by default. if we want to add updated software we'd add it to OUR PPA rather than link Peppermint to others we have no control over .. seems it was a good decision :)

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b) Peppermint 9 is currently in private beta testing, and I'd forgotten to check the Peppermint metapackages such as the "Peppermint Photography Pack" still worked with the new 18.04 base .. you've reminded me to go test them :)

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You'll be happy to know the photography pack still works :)
« Last Edit: June 13, 2018, 08:29:26 am by PCNetSpec »
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #273 on: June 13, 2018, 08:35:51 am »
Welcome to the Peppermint Forum TonyBronze.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #274 on: June 13, 2018, 08:38:21 am »
One thing I forgot to mention is the reason I have just joined the forum after 3 years (apart from the fact I have had no problems so not needed any help).  I joined to find out any news about Peppermint 9.  In all the years I have been using computers I have never been bothered about upgrades to OS's, usually waiting a while for them to settle in before updating myself.

But with Peppermint 9, at 57 years old, I find myself feeling like a kid waiting for Christmas to arrive :) 

I fully understand why it's taking a while and am happy that the Peppermint Team are taking time to make sure everything is working before the release.  I have had a sneaky look  at Launchpad and seen the progress and all the hard work you guys are putting into it for which I am really grateful and thank you.

But I am sitting here with my finger poised over the download button.  Partition prepped on my desktop ready to receive  my Christmas present which will be something I actually want instead of a pair of socks or Old Spice aftershave :)


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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #275 on: June 13, 2018, 09:03:16 am »
Shouldn't be too long now :)

(bet I've jinxed it now and a major bug shows up ::))
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #276 on: June 13, 2018, 09:17:20 am »
Hi Guys,

My name is Tony and I am a Peppermint user.

Welcome to Peppermint Land TonyBronze...  like the others mentioned previously, none of that was overly long and I too enjoyed the walk down memory lane. While I didn't find computers useful nor interesting until much later in life, I found the peppermint land of linux much earlier than you. First installed peppermintOne in 2010, quickly wiped WinXP off of my old Toshiba Qosmio's drive and never looked back.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #277 on: September 11, 2018, 05:49:20 am »
Hi Gents
My name is Henrik. I have been using Linux, on and off, since 2000, both on the desktop and server.

These days I am primarily using Linux on my computers at home. I have been looking for a desktop OS, based on Ubuntu and a GTK based desktop, as my daily driver. At work I mostly work with IBM AIX.

After using Peppermint 9, I must say I have finally found it!

Thank you so much for this excellent distro  ;D

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #278 on: September 11, 2018, 05:53:43 am »
Hi Henrik, and welcome to the forum :)

Great to hear Peppermint fits your requirements .. and thanks for the kind words.

Ubuntu base, and Gtk desktop makes perfect sense to us too, dunno why everyone doesn't do it :))
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #279 on: September 11, 2018, 01:13:01 pm »
Welcome aboard Henrik [emoji3526]

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #280 on: September 11, 2018, 02:06:10 pm »
Hi Henrik, how's it going  ;)?  Welcome to the Peppermint Forum  :).
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #281 on: September 11, 2018, 03:01:06 pm »
My name is Henrik. I have been using Linux, on and off, since 2000, both on the desktop and server.

These days I am primarily using Linux on my computers at home. I have been looking for a desktop OS, based on Ubuntu and a GTK based desktop, as my daily driver. At work I mostly work with IBM AIX.

After using Peppermint 9, I must say I have finally found it!

Thank you so much for this excellent distro  ;D

It's terrific you have such an extensive background with Linux, Henrik   Welcome to Peppermint! :) 
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #282 on: September 11, 2018, 03:16:57 pm »
Welcome to the world of Peppermint Henrik.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #283 on: September 11, 2018, 09:42:34 pm »
Hi Hxcdk,

Welcome to the Forum  :)

We hope you enjoy your time here with Peppermint

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #284 on: November 08, 2018, 01:39:29 am »
Hi Gents

Thanks for the warm welcome  :)

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