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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #360 on: July 02, 2019, 07:36:34 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!  :)

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #361 on: October 17, 2019, 12:23:32 pm »
I'm Aaron from northeastern Indiana (U.S.). 

I was first introduced to Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex when I was partway through college (in '08) and my Compaq desktop running WinXP was running like molasses.  I made the guy from the apartment (flat for you Brits) above mine set the machine up dual-boot so I could keep using Windows if I needed it.  Soon, in the process of upgrading, I accidentally overwrote the Windows partition, and it took me a couple months to notice.

I used to spend quite a bit more time tinkering than I do now.  I made the jump to Peppermint because I had recently started using web aps more, and I was impressed with how lightweight the Peppermint distro is.  My Ubuntu 14.04 system (which I needed to upgrade) had gotten a little too slow for my liking.

So far, I'm liking the community here, even if it is a lot smaller than the Ubuntu community.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #362 on: October 17, 2019, 02:22:27 pm »
 
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Soon, in the process of upgrading, I accidentally overwrote the Windows partition, and it took me a couple months to notice.

Welcome, newb85.  That's a terrific story!  :)

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My Ubuntu 14.04 system (which I needed to upgrade) had gotten a little too slow for my liking.

Yeah, I know what you mean.  Ubuntu can be a bit clunky.
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #363 on: October 17, 2019, 06:09:27 pm »
So far, I'm liking the community here, even if it is a lot smaller than the Ubuntu community.

Thanks Aaron, sometimes 'smaller' can equate to 'friendlier and more personal' :)
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #364 on: November 10, 2019, 07:46:36 pm »
Hi all,

I first stumbled into the linux world back in 2007 using wubi to install ubuntu within windows- I think, but maybe that was in later versions? Anyway I played around with dual booting and learnt a valuable lesson- ALWAYS HAVE GOOD BACKUPS. Having eventually recovered most of my data I was instructed by my family to go back to windows and fearing their wrath I complied.

Fast forward to 2019 and I'm now back to linux, I dont remember what brought me back but after several months of distro hopping and youtube, I've ended up here!

Thanks to Zeb, stevesveryown, eb, BDLL and other youtubers for their opinions and insights.

Cheers,

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #365 on: November 10, 2019, 08:29:58 pm »
Welcome aboard, Steve   :)








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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #366 on: November 10, 2019, 08:55:58 pm »
Hiya Steve and welcome to the asylum forum party

I see you ran into our Peppermint community promotion thugs champions
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #367 on: November 11, 2019, 07:17:05 am »
...instructed by my family to go back to windows and fearing their wrath I complied.

Yes, that can be a problem. :(


Fast forward to 2019 and I'm now back to linux, I dont remember what brought me back but after several months of distro hopping and youtube, I've ended up here!

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« Reply #368 on: November 11, 2019, 09:43:29 am »
Wellcome @   stevehale70 8)
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #369 on: November 11, 2019, 01:57:48 pm »
Welcome stevehale70,

We hope you enjoy it here.

Regards Zeb...

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #370 on: November 22, 2019, 02:50:17 am »
Hello My name is Krishna. I'm a student pursuing Computer Science and need Linux for my courses. So far i have distro-hopped quite a few times and so far I like Peppermint OS a lot. I'm used to a lot of the key bindings on Ubuntu which i had previously so right now I'm kind of frustruated at some of the available key bindings. I browsed through the forum to check out any solutions when I face any problems and I like that the community is active and helpful

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #371 on: November 22, 2019, 09:32:07 am »
Welcome aboard, Kthread   :)








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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #372 on: November 22, 2019, 12:41:26 pm »
Hiya Kthread, and welcome to the forum :)
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #373 on: November 22, 2019, 02:56:47 pm »
Hi Kthread.  Welcome to Peppermint and its terrific forum. :)
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #374 on: November 23, 2019, 11:50:00 am »
Hi KThread Welcome to probably the best forum in the world?
Not only is Peppermint an addictive OS to use.
But so is this Forum :)