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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2017, 09:17:42 am »
All good. Font to 'slight' was the one. Such simple things do annoy us! Best distro by a country mile though!

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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2017, 09:37:01 am »
Great stuff drowzee1872, glad it's now back to the way you like it...

Oh, and thanks for the sentiment, much appreciated :)
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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2017, 04:10:03 pm »
Great stuff drowzee1872, glad it's now back to the way you like it...

Oh, and thanks for the sentiment, much appreciated :)
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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2017, 04:20:17 pm »
Great job on this release folks, just finished my quick review of it here: https://www.cmscritic.com/peppermint-os-8-review/

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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2017, 04:41:51 pm »
Welcome to the forum, cmscritic.  Nice post  ;)
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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2017, 04:48:37 pm »
Yeah great article that cmscritic .. thanks for the coverage, and welcome to the forum :)
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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2017, 05:02:17 pm »
Great job on this release folks, just finished my quick review of it here: https://www.cmscritic.com/peppermint-os-8-review/

Nice well balanced review  :)

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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2017, 05:26:43 pm »
great job this distro is the best that I have used so far and the best implementation of XFCE ever its modern and the best that I found, I love the lock screen effect and it handles my 27 inch monitor great :P :-*
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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2017, 05:57:51 pm »
Peppermint isn't Xfce .. it uses more of a hybrid desktop environment where we try to integrate the best components from quite a few DE's

At it's core, Peppermint is LXDE  .. session management (lxsession), lxappearance, lxrandr.

From Xfce4 comes the window manager (xfwm4), power manager, panel & menu, xfce4-keyboard-settings and task manager

From Cinnamon comes the file manager (nemo) which also controls the desktop.

Also from Mint, but not specifically from "Cinnamon" comes the update manager, software manager, USB tools, and X-Apps.

From MATE comes the calculator.

From i3 comes a modified version of their screen lock.

And all these disparate components are glued together and integrated via our own software (and special Peppermint sauce).

As you can see hanging a label such as "LXDE" or Xfce" doesn't really work here .. as I said, session management is by lxsession, and:-
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echo $XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP
will return "LXDE" .. so if you wanna hang a label, I suppose that would be it (not that it would mean much) ;)
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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2017, 06:03:44 pm »
Just installed 8 and like it very much so far.  Great Job, nice looking and smooth install.
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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2017, 06:07:00 pm »
TVM kc1di :)
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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2017, 06:08:43 pm »
Yeah, we're not blinkered by labels.  Peppermint is designed by using the power and flexibility of the Open source licensing agreements.  This way, we're able to use what we consider the best components to build a unique super fast and stable system.  This is pure Linux in action  ;).
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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2017, 06:44:20 pm »
Peppermint isn't Xfce .. it uses more of a hybrid desktop environment where we try to integrate the best components from quite a few DE's

At it's core, Peppermint is LXDE  .. session management (lxsession), lxappearance, lxrandr.

From Xfce4 comes the window manager (xfwm4), power manager, panel & menu, xfce4-keyboard-settings and task manager

From Cinnamon comes the file manager (nemo) which also controls the desktop.

Also from Mint, but not specifically from "Cinnamon" comes the update manager, software manager, USB tools, and X-Apps.

From MATE comes the calculator.

From i3 comes a modified version of their screen lock.

And all these disparate components are glued together and integrated via our own software (and special Peppermint sauce).

As you can see hanging a label such as "LXDE" or Xfce" doesn't really work here .. as I said, session management is by lxsession, and:-
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echo $XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP
will return "LXDE" .. so if you wanna hang a label, I suppose that would be it (not that it would mean much) ;)

Oh I thought it was XFCE seeing I see so much XFCE componets well I guess this is the reason I love Peppermint so much
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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2017, 07:12:57 pm »
I suppose we're LXce4innaMATi3

But if we put that in the XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP environment variable it would confuse the heck out of any applications trying to configure themselves :)
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Re: Peppermint 8 released
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2017, 09:29:53 pm »
Peppermint isn't Xfce .. it uses more of a hybrid desktop environment where we try to integrate the best components from quite a few DE's

Very true, and a good collaboration. My personal tastes usually see me replace pyshot/scrot for the XFCE-screenshooter-plugin, and add XFCE-clipman to the panel. Both work seemlessly, and intergrate well. Mapping the screenshooter to the PrtScr is simple too.

All the usual suspects work well, Libreoffice, Skype, Guayadeque (because the radio plugin is one of the best) and of course Wine for some of my older games.

Hopefully this will start firing Peppermint OS up the rankings on distrowatch!