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No Peppermint USB for sale? (SOLVED)
« on: October 14, 2018, 01:43:28 am »
I really want to try Peppermint OS and looked on the website and there is a button to purchase a USB but then there are none available. Can't find Peppermint OS on any site that usually sells OS disc either.
No, I don't have the bandwidth to download so what's the next option for a want-to-be new user?
Thanks . . .
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Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 05:07:59 am »
That's a PITA  :o
Do you know someone near you that has bandwidth and willing to share it for a few minutes?

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Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 09:17:48 am »
Sometimes, Linux magazines will have a bunch of distros on a disc that comes with the magazine. Before I had high speed internet, that's how I checked out distros.

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Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 10:24:56 am »
I found a coffee shop near with free wifi. Thanks everybody! I'll let you know my Peppermint thoughts after a few days . . .

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Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 11:51:33 am »
Good luck with it  :)

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Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2018, 12:24:29 pm »
I could easily source some USB sticks and write Peppermint to them, but....

a) I live miles away from a post office, so would only be able to post them say once a week .. would people accept that delay

b) Have no idea how much I'd need to charge for international shipping (and possibly taxes?) .. or what people would be willing to pay for a USB stick.

c) Don't know what the volumes would be like .. I mean what I can't afford is MORE TIME, I can't get into a situation where writing/packaging/posting them would interfere with what I currently do.

d) how much hassle/expense returns would be, where say Peppermint didn't install on someone's system .. even though there's actually nothing wrong with the USB stick.

I'd be happier if I could find someone that would handle all this for us (as I doubt it's going to make us rich) .. any ideas are welcome :)

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As a stopgap I **MIGHT** be willing (for people in this situation) to post an 'off the shelf' (non-Peppermint branded) USB stick with Peppermint on it, on a one off negotiable thing upon request.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2018, 12:29:58 pm by PCNetSpec »
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Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2018, 05:13:57 pm »
Hello Everybody! I was able to download, install and update Peppermint 9 and it runs great! Everything seems to work fine so it's time to play . . .

Thanks for the help  :)

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Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2018, 06:09:51 pm »
Great stuff, glad to have you aboard the good ship Peppermint :)
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Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2018, 06:57:00 pm »
It's one of those things that requires a much bigger infrastructure than a one man operation. The guys who used to run Peppermint before PCNetSpec took it over offered discs and (I think) USB drives, but they eventually dropped that.

Anyway, it's good that you were able to download and install Peppermint. I know how it is using slow internet. One time, I spent a better part of a week downloading Mandriva on dial-up, a few hours at a time.  ???  (back in late 2009, or early 2010) Thank goodness for Firefox and resumable downloads. Stuff like that persuaded me to upgrade my internet, but I realize that's not feasible for all people. Some people don't even have high speed internet available where they live.

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Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2018, 08:38:40 pm »
They might want to remove the "Purchase USB" button from the web site. Kind of misleading . . .  :-[
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Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2018, 09:13:03 pm »
Yeah, I think he just needs to change the button text, since that links to the store with the shirts.

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Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2018, 05:11:38 pm »
Yeah I keep thinking about removing it .. then I think maybe I should find a way to sell them .. then change my mind .. then wonder if I can get HELLOTUX (or someone else) to produce/sell them for us .. then forget about it .. then get an email from a company selling custom USB's, so email them back to see if they'll not only make them but write them and sell them for us .. then wait for a reply that never comes .. then forget about it for a bit again .. then....

You get my drift .. I'd like to sell them and the plan is still there, it's just finding a way to do it that's the difficult bit.

So it's a choice between remove the link and then possibly have to add it back .. and when it's gone having nothing to remind me I should attempt to sort them out.
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leave it in place with a "coming soon" notice on the page .. as it currently is .. and maybe getting it sorted at some point.
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Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2018, 05:16:58 pm »
Okay (for now) I've changed the button text to "PEPPERMINT SHOP" .. howzat?
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Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2018, 02:13:19 am »
Looks great - by the way, Peppermint OS is one of finest running operating systems I have ever tried. I have been in Linux for about 8 years and have tried all of the big boys but they always had problems with video, wifi or etc. Peppermint runs on my two Dells with no problems at all. I'm impressed . . .

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Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2018, 10:43:17 am »
Thanks very much Joesplace :)
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