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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #345 on: June 23, 2019, 04:42:31 am »
Hi JoeP12,

Welcome to the forums.  Nice to have you here.  No question is wrong.  If you don't know something ask.  It's easier to tell you than try and fix it after you have guessed  ;D

ps I did it the wrong way for years - hehehe and I am sure people would groan when I posted  :D

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #346 on: June 25, 2019, 06:33:38 pm »
Belated welcome to @clatterfordslim, @Johan & @JoeP12 ... we hope you all find a nice comfy home here in our forums...
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #347 on: June 26, 2019, 01:34:31 am »
Hi All
I am an electrical/electronics technician currently working for a F1 racing team in Oxfordshire, in the uk. I am currently living in Swindon, but I am retiring later this year and hoping to move to Cornwall.

Around 2009 I bought a cheap low powered HP laptop running Vista which was ok to start with, then the novelty of my first laptop wore off. My 13-year-old son, who even at this age was showing strong geeky tendencies and was very experimental, keenly suggested installing Linux in the shape of Ubuntu 10.04. It wasn’t until later I realised that he really wanted a guinea pig PC to try this on rather than his. It all went very well, and I've always had a version of linux on my laptop since then.

My son has gone on to become an IT networking engineer working with MS and Apple equipment for education. He uses W10 for his personal use but every now and then I get asked if I have a Linux box he can use for some task, so he is still aware of the advantages Linux has for certain tasks.

I currently have a few years-old HP Pavilion currently running Ubuntu Mate for day to day stuff, and an Acer C710 Chromebook currently running Peppermint 10. The Acer is the laptop I usually try new stuff out on initially and if I like it, it goes on the HP. Generally, in my distro walkabout, which seems to be a compulsory experience for most Linux users, I have always come back to Ubuntu based distros. I did like Crunchbang and Manjaro when I used them but the original Crunchbang development ceased and with Manjaro, I could never quite get comfortable with it for day to day running and maintaining.

I’ve always found the importance and need for me, of a friendly and patient forum. I am, and always have been a noobie as far as software goes. I’m a hardware person and I know that it is always the software that causes the problems (and is the work of satan). So, I have to copy lines of script from web pages and paste into the terminal blindly, not always knowing what I am doing, but relying on the source for being reliable and understand the issue I have. The aforementioned distros had/have good forums, but you need the right sort of distro to go with them hence why I have settled for UM and Peppermint atm. However it could be Peppermint and Peppermint by the weekend.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #348 on: June 26, 2019, 01:46:50 am »
Welcome Brianrh,

Nice intro story and glad to see you are enjoying your linux, no matter the flavour.

I still consider myself a noobie for Software and Hardware. If is goes wrong, I come here for the "more cleverer" peeps to fix it  ;D

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Re: I'm Joe
« Reply #349 on: June 26, 2019, 03:11:29 am »
Super clean and easy to navigate.

It sure is.  Welcome, Joe. :)


I currently have a few years-old HP Pavilion currently running Ubuntu Mate for day to day stuff, and an Acer C710 Chromebook currently running Peppermint 10. The Acer is the laptop I usually try new stuff out on initially and if I like it, it goes on the HP. Generally, in my distro walkabout, which seems to be a compulsory experience for most Linux users, I have always come back to Ubuntu based distros. I did like Crunchbang and Manjaro when I used them but the original Crunchbang development ceased and with Manjaro, I could never quite get comfortable with it for day to day running and maintaining.

Ubuntu-based for me too, Brianrh.  Manjaro used to work on my computer, but for whatever reason, I can no longer get it to install. ::)

My wife's Chromebook is working just fine with Peppermint 10. ;)

Welcome to Peppermint, Brianrh. :)


Belated welcome to @clatterfordslim, @Johan ... ... we hope you all find a nice comfy home here in our forums...

Yes, welcome.  I've enjoyed reading your posts. :)

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[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 #350 on: June 26, 2019, 03:43:41 am »
Kudos, Brianrh, and welcome aboard  :)








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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #351 on: June 26, 2019, 04:53:56 am »
Thank you gents, it feels like home already.

Now where are my slippers.  ;D

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #352 on: June 26, 2019, 08:26:37 am »
Hiya Brianrh, and welcome to the forum :)

It think I saw them in the FAQ board but I could be wrong, they might be slippers someone else left behind .. if their not yours, please take them to /lost+found
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #353 on: July 01, 2019, 06:03:32 am »
New here, heard of Peppermint by way of a different forum.  Scored a free Acer netbook over the weekend that my wife's aunt wanted to dispose of.  She was concerned about her data, so I figured if I ditch Windows 7 and put Linux on it, it's pretty safe to say that her data is gone.  I've used Redhat, PCLinuxOS, Mandrake (anybody remember that?), and Mint, but for a netbook with 1 GB of RAM and a 140 GB hard drive, Peppermint seems to be running just fine on it.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #354 on: July 01, 2019, 12:42:58 pm »
Thanks for the feedback dsherman26, happy to hear Peppermint livened up the old gal :)
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #355 on: July 01, 2019, 03:43:03 pm »
Welcome aboard, Dave [emoji3]

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #356 on: July 02, 2019, 05:01:39 am »
Good for you, Dave, and welcome to Peppermint.  You just gave that old Acer netbook a new lease on life! :) 
[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 #357 on: July 02, 2019, 06:13:50 am »
Thanks!  It's not too shabby of a machine.  Didn't seem worthy of disposing of it.  Battery was a little tired out so a new one is on the way.  Now I'm already thinking about a 2GB RAM upgrade and a 250GB SSD.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #358 on: July 02, 2019, 12:31:14 pm »
Belated welcome to @clatterfordslim, @Johan & @JoeP12 ... we hope you all find a nice comfy home here in our forums...

Better late than never  ;) Thanks  ;D

And wellcome newcomers  8) Peppermint ftw :D
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« Reply #359 on: July 02, 2019, 04:36:34 pm »
Thanks!  It's not too shabby of a machine.  Didn't seem worthy of disposing of it.  Battery was a little tired out so a new one is on the way.  Now I'm already thinking about a 2GB RAM upgrade and a 250GB SSD.

Heh! I have an almost identical situation with my beloved Asus Eee PC !000HD - unworthy of disposal - tired battery - I upgraded the RAM to 2GB, some years ago - and recently upgraded the drive to a 'Munchkin' Reactor 250GB SSD. I dual boot Peppermint 10 & winders XP Home. LoL

Seems a little odd, I know, but I've always liked for the netbook form-factor. Wish somebody made one with an Intel i7 CPU, but that's a pipe dream.

Have fun!  :)