Author Topic: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.  (Read 22069 times)

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #75 on: January 25, 2020, 05:11:27 am »
A bit late arrived, but I just registered in this forum only to express condolences to his family and loved ones. I thought I must thank to him as well as all the community for the gorgeous master piece, one of the best Linux distribution I've ever installed so far.
I've never met Mark, but I'd read through many articles in the forum at the end of last year, and found myself feel so comfortable.
I'd been much awaiting for him to get back and turn off snowing.., but I got to know the very sad news.
I'm running PM 20 respin on my laptop at work and my boys' laptop at home as well.
At work, PM functions well for my every single task and never got troubled for dual screen which other distributions used to have problems
A peer of mine got installed PM 10 for his work(EDA)
For English is not my mother tongue, I couldn't express my heart fully, but I wish he rest in peace and God blessings be always with his family.
Because of him and PM community, my life here has been going far better.
I owe all you guys. Please keep your good work.
Much appreciated,
woody from South Korea







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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #76 on: January 25, 2020, 05:20:57 am »
For English is not my mother tongue, I couldn't express my heart fully, but I wish he rest in peace and God blessings be always with his family.

Well said, woody. Thank you! And, welcome aboard   :)



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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #77 on: January 25, 2020, 06:04:58 am »
Many condolences to his family.

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #78 on: January 26, 2020, 11:33:25 am »
This is a big loss for Pmint's community. He always took the time to help us when we had problems and was very patient/helpful to noobs and experienced members alike. May he rest in peace.

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #79 on: February 06, 2020, 04:07:06 pm »
Hi everyone, I've posted a short obit to our website at https://peppermintos.com/2020/02/passing-of-mark-greaves/
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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #80 on: February 08, 2020, 05:12:23 pm »
I just read this news. I am so sad to hear. I didn't know until now that PCNetSpec was a not attributed to one person. PCNetSpec persons have been huge help to me since Peppermint 2 or 3 but Mark's help since Peppeermint 6 has been as clutch as any ever on any distro or forum.

 :( :( :(
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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #81 on: February 12, 2020, 03:31:41 pm »
So sorry to hear this sad news!

Mark is probably the reason why I continued to use, and now only use Linux. His friendliness and also his quick reply whenever I asked, helped me a lot.

I do not use Peppermint atm. But, I am very thankful for all the help Mark gave me! I can not express myself better in english because english is not my mother tongue.

Thanks...

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #82 on: February 19, 2020, 07:59:09 pm »
So sorry to hear this sad news!

Mark is probably the reason why I continued to use, and now only use Linux. His friendliness and also his quick reply whenever I asked, helped me a lot.

I do not use Peppermint atm. But, I am very thankful for all the help Mark gave me! I can not express myself better in english because english is not my mother tongue.

Thanks...

Nicely done, stratleray.  Your english is better than mine, and it is my mother tongue.

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #83 on: February 20, 2020, 08:40:52 am »
I didn't know until now that PCNetSpec was a not attributed to one person.  :( :( :(

Well... @PCNetSpec aka Mark Greaves IS a singular person... with an enormously oversized presence here and on many other linux forums @Brotherred. We are lucky that he posted so prodigiously, for his nearly superhuman output, helps the folks he gathered to help him test his work before each release keep Peppermint up and running.
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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #84 on: March 05, 2020, 08:01:34 pm »
My condolences to his family and friends. Sad news indeed. May he rest in peace.

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #85 on: March 20, 2020, 11:26:49 am »
From a Linux newbie, thanks Mark for all the friendly, non-judgemental and supportive help and advice
you gave me in the "new users" section.  Really enjoyed our exchanges, you set a standard and fostered
a beautiful community here.  Thank you

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #86 on: March 20, 2020, 11:57:06 am »

Might someone set up a Memorial Donation Fund In Mr Greaves name..
my sincere condolences to all of Marks loved ones.
Dave Brand
Canada
 :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

There is a Memorial Fund posted by @PCNetSpec aka Mark Greaves's heirs:

Many members have requested a memorial fund for [@PCNetSpec aka] Mark to honour his legacy and to help his family, which the family is eternally grateful. The support we have received is immense and is helping us come to terms with what has happened. All donations will go directly to [Mark's wife's] treatment for her Multiple Sclerosis, for which Mark was her main carer. More information can be found in the memorial fund page below. https://www.gofundme.com/f/memorial-fund-for-mark-greaves-peppermintos-ceo

Alternatively one can contribute more directly, likely with fewer fees deducted, via the donations site Mark has always had here at the lower right of The PeppermintOS Store:


https://peppermintos.com/store/

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #87 on: May 01, 2020, 03:22:43 am »
Sorry I am  late to send my condolences to Mark's family and his friends.

I hope everyone stays healthy and well, especially during the Covid-19.

Everyone take care!

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #88 on: June 16, 2020, 06:17:49 am »
First: Excuse my english - it's not my mother-langua;

I wouldnt make the help of this community smaller -thx, to all who helps "beginners/Users" like me;

on the other hand... i guess Mark had the right feeling, when ppl. like me, came in, ask for help,
and -never tired- reply things 5 times, when ppl. like me, still didnt understand, what to do...

Like a father, feeding and teaching/leading a baby into world...
and even, when i never saw him,
but i could feel the smile on his face... when a user, like me, got the idea/clue and could run anything... and scream something like "eureka" and was thankfull

Our way cross few times, and in my requests, he could read between the lines (and sometimes, this is very hard), and even, when there was few "days", when there was a stop inside a conversation... it was , like a friendship, a good/friendly/harmonic conversation.. as there was never a pause inside...

I always knew, when i would have a problem -with this wonderfull OS- doesnt matter when... i could jump in, and ask him...

This days, it was again on the time, to ask for his help, cause i forgot so many things, and he knew this project -maybe better than the inside of his pockets....
and i wonder.. where is he... it s a kind of silence...

And than i got the sad/surprising news,
and it was a kind of flash, which went inside me... cause..
it/he makes me familiar to this community and this project..
and so i stayed few days speachless...
remebering me, how it all began, with the great ONE...
one of the first really userfriendly OS...
and the years, where time pass, and even when i upgrade, just a view inside the forum gave me help, without the need to ask...
(Only later on i had to ask, cause a lot of changes made it needed)...

I wouldnt imagin, how big the lose would be for the family....
when i feel this lose as big and tragic lose....

and i am still speachless...

Big Thx to him... and all the ppl. who was beside him, all the years,

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Re: Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) has passed away.
« Reply #89 on: June 20, 2020, 10:02:03 am »
It’s been a while since I have been active on the forum but I trust it’s not too late to add my sincere condolences to the family and many friends of Mark aka PCNetSpec. He was always helpful in the interactions I had with him in dealing with Peppermint “how to do” items. More than his knowledge which was tremendous, his spirit imparted to this community was so generous and genuine.  It made me not only want to use Peppermint but to also be a part of this kind of community.  I pray his dear ones are finding comfort and peace during these months following his passing.  May Marks spirit continue to guide those who are now endeavoring to give leadership to this project and may God bless...