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You must see this...
« on: February 23, 2017, 04:04:01 pm »
A good friend of the Peppermint project, Laurens Swarte has just posted this on Facebook .. I could tell you all about it, but best you just see it yourselves.

Team Peppermint are super proud our little distro was chosen for this .. Brilliant Laurens, just brilliant :)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209929900898900&set=o.111159732247645&type=1&theater
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Re: You must see this...
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 04:11:41 pm »
Congratulations, Mark, lswarte, and to all the Peppermint world!   8)
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 04:27:23 pm »
Don't congratulate me, congratulate Laurens he's the one that does the 'real' work .. I am super proud that Peppermint was the distro chosen though (as the whole team will be) :)
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Re: You must see this...
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 05:05:38 pm »
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Hi, my name is Laurens Swarte. I am a caretaker in a refugee center in the Netherlands and a Peppermint enthusiast. In the refugee center we use two classrooms with computers: one as a kind of internet cafe, the other to assist children making their homework....

I have chosen Peppermint over other distroís because changing from a Windows 7 environment to Peppermint is not such a big step. The Start button and menuís are very much alike, and the Firefox browser is known by almost everybody from the 26 different nationalities that we house.
All of this could not have been done without the help of Mark Greaves, the Peppermint hero! His continuous support made this possible, without his help there would be no Peppermint. --Laurens Swarte

Congratulations, PCNetSpec, and thank you, Laurens Swarte.  I love to read stories like this.  Thank you, both, for the work you are doing.  :)
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Re: You must see this...
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 07:34:27 pm »
Great tribute to how good and solid Peppermint is! ;D


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Re: You must see this...
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2017, 07:57:08 pm »
Outstanding Laurens, well done  ;).  It's always great to hear how Peppermint 7 is helping people out and making a positive difference to their lives  ;).
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 08:15:32 pm »
I'm pretty sure it's Peppermint 6 Andy, but couldn't agree more with the sentiment :)
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Re: You must see this...
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2017, 08:25:56 pm »
Ah what's in a typo - it's Peppermint that's what counts :))!!
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Re: You must see this...
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2017, 08:59:22 pm »
              {Hi, my name is Zac T. Ly}
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Egg ZacTLy  -->  :)
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Re: You must see this...
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2017, 09:31:16 pm »
              {Hi, my name is Zac T. Ly}
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Egg ZacTLy  -->  :)

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Re: You must see this...
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2017, 11:09:02 pm »
Want a fantastic endorsement for Peppermint - Super Cool  8)  8)  8)
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Re: You must see this...
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2017, 11:39:46 pm »
February can be a rough month.  This inspirational story has helped put wind to my sails to help get me though this long winter.  A story like this gives us a concrete example of the good Linux can do when combined with well-directed effort.  I haven't stopped thinking about this story after I read about it yesterday.  What  lswarte and PCNetSpec have done together here is a remarkable thing.  Kudos to the two of them!!! :)
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Re: You must see this...
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2017, 02:34:30 am »
Indeed!! I second the remarks made by perknh and the others! Super job, lswarte and PCNetSpec.

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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2017, 08:26:58 am »
Indeed!! I second the remarks made by perknh and the others! Super job, lswarte and PCNetSpec.

Hi Slim.Fatz. 

I'm still wrapping my head around this experience because this newer model of helping others, though the use of open source and free software, seems to be in the process of toppling the top-down, father-knows-best, approach for addressing imminent human needs.  This is no longer an abstraction to me.  This is our little Peppermint Linux OS that's busy at work improving and changing people's lives en masse, and in the moment.  Ten or fifteen years ago I could not envision how personal computers using FOSS, would be able to be set up so quickly in order to assist people across the planet.  (I also couldn't imagine what pushback we'd see from some of the powers that be against this transformative tech revolution either.)

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