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Offline stevesveryown

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Comments needed from the more experienced Pepperminters
« on: July 18, 2020, 02:17:31 pm »
Hi All,

I received the following email this week by a Peppermint user.  None of the issues brought up by this Peppermint user are aimed at Peppermint itself.  I don't think he'll be able to do what is being asked in questions 2 & 3. Questions 1 & 4 should be easy.  Question 5 is beyond my scope because I don't use a vpn.
I am going to discuss this email on my Sunday Linux Coffee Klatch.

What I am looking for is some involvement with the forum members.  The forum has been pretty stagnant lately and maybe we can add some interest back into it. 

Any comments or direction would be appreciated.

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Re: Comments needed from the more experienced Pepperminters
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2020, 02:59:14 am »
Can't help him much either :'( The ipleak link won't open with Firefox. To make a snapshot I thought you could use Timeshift now on Peppermint? :-\ Microsoft Word can be use online I think?
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Re: Comments needed from the more experienced Pepperminters
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2020, 04:24:48 am »

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Re: Comments needed from the more experienced Pepperminters
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2020, 05:44:49 am »
as far as i know you can create backup images using the Disks application but have never tried it, just pick the drive and create disk image.
you can also use it to create bootable usbs by selecting restore disk image on the usb you want to burn it to, its my default one as it gives me the least amount of trouble.
office 365 online is available as an option, i use it as an ICE application alongside libreoffice.
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Re: Comments needed from the more experienced Pepperminters
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2020, 11:49:20 am »
I use Deja Dup, although it doesn't make snapshots I do save my Home folder all the time and restore it on a fresh installation. So it keeps all my user content, application preferences.

I could expand it to any other directory if I wanted to maintain thinks like my localhost, applications but I find that when distro hopping it gets tricky to restore anything system related.

That said Deja Dup can be confitured to backup whatever you want on the system.
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Re: Comments needed from the more experienced Pepperminters
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2020, 11:25:03 pm »
What is Sparky APTus, is it something we should be looking into?

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Re: Comments needed from the more experienced Pepperminters
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2020, 12:41:57 am »
@murraymint......Sparky APTus is a small, simply and lightweight front-end for “apt-get” and “dpkg” tools.
It can be used for upgrading, installing, removing packages and cleaning up the system.

Hmmmm should we use it..... :-\ I dunno.... It's geared towards packages..... specifically APT packages....in that relm it can be helpful....but reading up on it doesn't say much about snaps and flatpak.... Hmmmm I suppose this could be subjective....

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Re: Comments needed from the more experienced Pepperminters
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2020, 12:43:56 am »
@josephD. Along that same approach I use lucky backup...it's not so user friendly but it is a simple front for rsynch. Still works well though.   😁

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Re: Comments needed from the more experienced Pepperminters
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2020, 03:15:38 am »
Sparky APTus is same as apturl from mint if I'm not mistaken. I'm not impressed with it as it just seems kind of redundant when already using synaptic or my preferred aptitude. As far as I can remember no support for snap or flatpak, or not conspicuous anyway. I guess it may be okay for someone that absolutely has to have a gui for apt, but I wouldn't clutter up peppermint with it. Too many better options. That is just my opinion after 6 months of trying numerous distros hoping to find replacement for old one.

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Re: Comments needed from the more experienced Pepperminters
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2020, 01:42:00 pm »
Hi stevesveryown, you can mention to him that Systemback only creates a Legacy booter so that may be why he can't get it to boot.
What was I thinking?