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« on: July 04, 2019, 12:33:35 am »
Hey. Relatively new to Peppermint. It's a wonderful experience. It's fast, great on my old hardware and there's components I love such as Nemo, Mint Updater, etc. I really find that Peppermint is well configured and an idiot like me can use it without thinking too much.
A question, though: Are there any plans to expand to different desktops? I hope I don't offend anyone here by saying that XFCE is not my favorite desktop. Any plans with something like Cinnamon? Or, any other desktop?
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Re: Cinnamon
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2019, 09:21:08 am »
Hi Dull Robot, welcome to Peppermint!

One of the reasons why Peppermint is fast and works great on your old hardware is because of the various lightweight components used. I can't speak for PCNetSpec but, maintaining multiple desktops can be time consuming as it requires additional testing and support. Plus, what makes Peppermint unique in the endless sea of Linux distros is the finely tuned system that you experience today.

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Re: Cinnamon
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2019, 12:55:47 pm »
Thanks for the reply.
I've installed Cinnamon on my Peppermint setup. Just had hope that maybe Peppermind would expand beyond XFCE, but I do appreciate it would take a lot more resources.
It's just on my set up now, there's a lot of components that are exclusive to XFCE and vice versa, and I'm afraid to attempt to remove the XFCE items since I don't want to break my desktop.
I'll just ignore the XFCE exclusive items. It doesn't bother me too much.

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Re: Cinnamon
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2019, 01:18:16 pm »
While it's great to have you on board here, is there anything in particular keeping you from using Linux Mint? It seems that if you like Cinnamon, Nemo, and Mint Updater, perhaps LM would be a better fit for you?

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Re: Cinnamon
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2019, 03:31:13 pm »
Please, don't take the following in the wrong way, but if you like cinnamon that much, you could always start with the Ubuntu server image and build-up your system from it.
You can have whatever components you would like and whatever DE you prefer. Provided you want to build it on top of Ubuntu, of course.
Cinnamon as a DE is available on almost every distro that provides a minimal install image and, to be honest, its not that hard to do.

EDIT: Its harder to start from a distro that already has a DE and try to change it!

Once again, don't take this in the wrong way, I'm just saying what's possible.
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Re: Cinnamon
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2019, 03:45:36 pm »
Just as an example. here's just a quick shot of my NetBSD machine running SpectrWM  ;)


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Re: Cinnamon
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2019, 03:57:41 pm »
@pin, based on their first post, I don't think they were planning to get that involved with an OS install. :)

Edit: nice BSD setup btw! If I used a tiling wm it would be spectrwm
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Re: Cinnamon
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2019, 05:02:58 pm »
@drkmttr
Thx! I'm indeed enjoying SpectrWM, though I'm an AwesomeWM user  :)
Actually, I've changed every SpectrWM keybinding so they all match AwesomeWM keybindings  :D

Here's a proper (older) screenshot  that I'm satisfied with ;)

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Re: Cinnamon
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2019, 05:19:04 pm »
Looks great! Did you post that on /r/unixporn?

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Re: Cinnamon
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2019, 05:37:13 pm »
Yes, I did... but, I've since deleted my reddit account.

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Re: Cinnamon
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2019, 06:21:20 pm »
Last Rice  :D








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Re: Cinnamon
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2019, 06:27:23 pm »

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Re: Cinnamon
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2019, 02:48:25 am »
 :D  8)

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Re: Cinnamon
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2019, 09:42:39 pm »
I don't know how I could take anything that's been said the wrong way. I appreciate the input.
I've thought about creating my own desktop. Specifically with Bare Bones Gecko Linux. Maybe when I have some time to research what I'd want and actually create one. I just don't have the time.
Peppermint runs amazingly fast on my older hardware. So, that's why I use it. I use Debian on a newer laptop that I just acquired. I'm amazed at how much better 10 is (I'm running testing with Cinnamon, and like it very much.)
I don't know if I could go with a window manager desktop. It's a little too unfamiliar for my taste.

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Re: Cinnamon
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2019, 01:13:07 am »
Yes, the first time you do something like this it will take a few days. I still remember my first build, it took me a couple of days to figure what packages were needed to get all fuctionality I wanted.
These days it takes 15 to 30min after installing the base. I keep configuration files and a package list on git, so when the base is installed, I just need to do a system update, install git and run git clone on my own repo. Move the configuration files to their place and install the packages on the list.
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