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Peppermint OS Five Install and overview
« on: August 09, 2014, 01:45:42 am »

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Re: Peppermint OS Five Install and overview
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 11:58:04 am »
Nice .. had to turn the music off though :)
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Re: Peppermint OS Five Install and overview
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2014, 01:11:14 pm »
Nice .. had to turn the music off though :)

Heh!  Yeah, the music is a little edgy.

This vid is gorgeous in full-screen HD!  It showcases Peppermint nicely, but...

More importantly, it SHOWS users how to install P5 using the "Something else" option in Ubiquity.   ;)

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Re: Peppermint OS Five Install and overview
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2014, 01:24:40 pm »
Yup, good video .. music made me want to rip out my own eardrums with a crochet hook though.

Seriously .. that's the only time in my entire life the term "crochet hook" ever went through my mind  :o

The video should come with a volume/mute warning ;)
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Re: Peppermint OS Five Install and overview
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2014, 02:24:35 pm »
Did you notice the director is a GS aficionado?   8)

I see this a lot.  I wonder if there is some sort of cosmic equivalency in GS and Peppermint user's minds?!?!


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Re: Peppermint OS Five Install and overview
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2014, 02:27:49 pm »
What besides an obvious dislike of Unity ?

or am I misunderstanding "GS" ?
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Re: Peppermint OS Five Install and overview
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2014, 03:04:18 pm »
You got it.  Gnome-Shell

I used to H-A-T-E gnome-shell, but that's the only DE I run in Ubu, these days.

I don't dislike Unity.  It just bores me.

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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2014, 04:34:15 pm »
I was trying to remember if that manga style wallpaper of his had anything to do with Ghost in the Shell .. but figured it looked too "kiddy"
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Re: Peppermint OS Five Install and overview
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2014, 01:25:44 am »
Good one, VinDSL.

I liked it, and we now have some anime girls at Peppermint!    :) 

I've always let Peppermint do my partitioning for me, and so far I've never had a problem.  But that guy sure was fast when it came to partitioning -- a real pro.  I was very impressed.

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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2014, 11:09:52 am »
I've always let Peppermint do my partitioning for me, and so far I've never had a problem.  But that guy sure was fast when it came to partitioning -- a real pro.  I was very impressed.

I'm very impressed with the quality of the video.  I wondered what type of encoding the director used.  When I checked his channel, looking for a clue (sometimes directors will tell you HOW they made the video)  I never found what I was looking for, but...

I discovered a link, on his channel, for a free 20GB (Linux-compatible) Cloud Storage Account at Barracuda Networks.  I thought, "Yeah, sure.  What's the catch?", but it was true.  So, I'll need to give him another tip_of_the_hat for that one, too.

Accordingly, I've been fooling around with "Barracuda Copy" on my Ubu test machine, for the past 24 hours, and it has integrated seamlessly with Ubu Utopic (14.10).  I haven't installed the 'Copy' app on my Peppermint portables yet, but I'm sure it will work fine. 

I'm just thinking out loud here (should probably be doing this in Meta)...

I'm playing around with various symlink combos -- trying to mimic the now defunct Ubuntu One Cloud Service.  If we could mimic Ubu One and add a suitable interface, the likes of Ice & Peppermint Control Center (appropriate nomenclature might be Peppermint Cloud Center) it would be a life-changer for a lot of Ubuntu (et al.) users.  Ubu users are desperate to find a suitable replacement, e.g. a functional equivalent, to Ubuntu One.

Here's my "Copy" ref number (gives you +5GB) if anyone feels adventuresome: https://copy.com?r=FgLykp  There are 3 ways to run the app natively (see README in the tarball).  Take your pick.

A video HOWTO for installing 'Copy' on Peppermint would be nice.  Does anybody, here, speak Portuguese? (Maybe the director will see this?!?!)

Anyway, in regards to partitioning, Ubiquity (the default Peppermint installer) does what I want it to do, when I choose "Something else".  As you can see, in the video above, using "Something else" is quite simple, and fast, but most n00bs don't have a clue how to use it.

This is the first video I've seen, showing how to manually partition your drive(s) in Peppermint, using Ubiquity's "Something else".

So, Kudos, all the way around, to the director!   ;)

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Re: Peppermint OS Five Install and overview
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2014, 11:55:28 am »
Yeah I have a "Copy" account myself, and it worked flawlessly on PM4 .. not got around to settting it up in PM5 but can see no reason why it would be problematic.

The U1 replacement "idea" probably belongs in "Development" .. Kendall is MUCH more likely to see it there ;)
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2014, 12:31:22 pm »
The U1 replacement "idea" probably belongs in "Development" .. Kendall is MUCH more likely to see it there ;)

Yes, Chief.  I *thought* about that as I was typing/keyboarding.  In my defense...

I'm still working on my first pot of coffee.   :)

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Re: Peppermint OS Five Install and overview
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2014, 12:37:14 pm »
Oh, BTW, I requested a "Copy" HOWTO, in the Comments on YT

Nothing ventured... well, you know the rest.   8)

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Re: Peppermint OS Five Install and overview
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2014, 03:21:59 pm »
That's about as easy as it gets:
https://launchpad.net/~paolorotolo/+archive/ubuntu/copy
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Code: [Select]
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paolorotolo/copy
then
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sudo apt update
then
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sudo apt install copy
Fire it up from:

menu > Accessories > Copy

Sign in or Sign up

And there it is in the system tray, and the synced "Copy" folder in your home directory .. it will now autostart every boot (unless you tell it not to by right-clicking the tray icon and selecting Preferences and turning off autostart.



Unless for some reason you'd prefer to compile it  :o

[EDIT]

Actually you don't need to compile it .. the tarball from their site contains an executable binary.

[EDIT2]

In fact, you can install the version from the PPA (as it adds menu entries, docs, etc.)
Then quit Copy
and unpack the tarball from their website (for the latest version) .. and just copy the contents (for your architecture) to
/opt/copy-client
then restart copy .. and you have the latest version :)

Would be trivial to update the .deb with the latest version and bung it in a PPA
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Re: Peppermint OS Five Install and overview
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2014, 05:07:43 pm »
That is an awesome video tutorial, I'm most certainly going to refer people with installation questions to it, (with a music warning  ;D).  Listening to that has given me an ear-worm and it's driving me mad  >:(!!!  I really like the idea of a, "Peppermint Cloud Center".  After all, Peppermint is a Cloud centric OS.  It might be a good idea to have a Cloud service to support it.  Thanks for reminding me about Ubuntu One.  I'd forgotten it was closing.  I lost some good "Jethro Tull" music - much better than this blasted ear-worm - Grrrr! 
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