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Just installed Peppermint 9
« on: May 12, 2019, 04:42:33 pm »
    Just installed Peppermint 9 on my dell dual core laptop after running Ubuntu 18.04LTS on it for several months(bought it used around Christmas).Definately snappier than Ubuntu.Minimal install worked fine.Had to muck about to get Wifi working;probably pilot error.Works fine now.In fact I seem to get a stronger signal now.Probably time to clean glasses.After using Mint on the tower for a while,I figured it was time to try something flashier than vanilla Ubuntu on the laptop.Lets hope Canonical isnt taken over by Microsoft,making all these nifty derivative distro scramble.

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Re: Just installed Peppermint 9
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 04:52:28 pm »
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Re: Just installed Peppermint 9
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 04:56:13 pm »
Yeah, welcome Nowinbob :)

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Re: Just installed Peppermint 9
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 10:48:24 pm »
Lets hope Canonical isnt taken over by Microsoft,making all these nifty derivative distro scramble.

What a nightmare that would be! :o 

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Re: Just installed Peppermint 9
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 10:16:25 am »
Thanks,people.Still liking it on this laptop.Definately snappier than Ubuntu.

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Re: Just installed Peppermint 9
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 10:51:33 am »
Lets hope Canonical isnt taken over by Microsoft,making all these nifty derivative distro scramble.

What a nightmare that would be! :o 

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You're telling me, that would be a right big mistake. I can't see that happening well let's hope not, cause that as we know would be the end of Linux, the Ubuntu base side anyway. But it could of happened in a parallel universe, where Elvis Presley's brain is President of the United States and Microsoft had bought Canonical and made Winbuntu. Damn giving too many ideas away. Let's just say I cannot see that happening.  ;D 
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Re: Just installed Peppermint 9
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 11:18:00 am »
Yeah, I know what you and Nowinbob mean.  Is Microsoft sincerely adopting an open source approach to software development, or is Microsoft now buying in to open source projects with the intention of eventually buying them out!  I believe Microsoft is more sincere regarding open source projects these days, but I remember the days when Microsoft was downright hostile towards anything open source.  Microsoft used to be all about proprietary software and ONLY proprietary software. ::)

This is quite a turnaround for Microsoft.  Microsoft even owns GitHub now! :o
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Re: Just installed Peppermint 9
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 11:42:50 am »
Yeah but they are actually, or rumour has it going to try to stop people using other third party stuff in their OS. They just want you to use their Software, so if this becomes not rumour, then to me Microsoft are two faced, or will become two faced, if this rumour turns out to be true.  ;D
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Re: Just installed Peppermint 9
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 11:59:08 am »
Also when Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer said, Linux is a Cancer, >:( I could not believe what I was reading. Fast forward eighteen years and now Microsoft are interested, but to what motive? We'll just have to wait and see.  :-\
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/06/02/ballmer_linux_is_a_cancer/
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Re: Just installed Peppermint 9
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2019, 12:44:24 pm »
Personally (right now) I don't trust Microsoft, they (so far) have not shown/done anything that can't be viewed as SOLELY in their own interests  .. BUT .. it would be stupid of the open source community (or any other) to suggest it is impossible for an organisation to change, in fact organisations that refuse to change die pretty quickly so change is an integral part of any organisations roadmap.

IF (and at this point it's still a big 'IF') Microsoft's attitude and hence priorities have changed, their involvement COULD theoretically be VERY beneficial indeed .. so I'm willing to defer judgement for the time being, but also realise there's a strong historical case for keeping a VERY wary/sceptical eye on them.

Linux and FOSS should not (at this point) take anything Microsoft says at face value, but exclusion isn't the Linux/FOSS way either .. The Linux/FOSS development model has worked primarily BECAUSE it's an inclusive movement.

In short - right now I'm at the "I don't currently trust them, but am willing to listen" stage .. it's the stance that makes the most sense (and really should be the default position when dealing with ANY third party anyway).
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