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Title: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: zebedeeboss on August 02, 2015, 11:52:19 am
What if???

Q.   What OS/Distro would you choose?

No. You can't remake Peppermint or use previous versions...  its gone.

Zeb...

Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 02, 2015, 12:30:48 pm
Spearmint 1.0 :)
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: VinDSL on August 02, 2015, 12:33:12 pm
Interesting question...

Well, the only other distro I run is the Ubu dev branch - which is currently 15.10 pre-alpha.

The thing is, I hate it when things just work, so Ubu dev branches are perfect for me - with the exception(s) of when I'm in a court proceeding, or 3,000 miles from my home in a hotel room, and so forth, and so on.

All I run on my portables is Peppermint.  It just works - which I've already stated that I don't really like, with exception(s).

So, that said, I guess I would stick with Peppermint.  If it disappeared every time I awoke, I would think that I died in my sleep and went to heaven.

I would be curious to know how you're accomplishing this.  Do tell...   8)
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: Slim.Fatz on August 02, 2015, 12:42:35 pm
Hi zebedeeboss,

I would initially use my other installed distro: Arch-Linux. To replace PeppermintOS is, at the moment, not easy for me to answer since I have stopped distro-hopping a while back (PeppermintOS is simply that good for me that I see no necessity to spend time doing that).

My initial reaction would be to give OpenSUSE 13.2 a test -- mainly because of their using (as a default) a setup that uses XFS & Btrfs. I wanted to install Peppermint Six using Btrfs but it was so difficult to figure out how to do this that I finally resigned to using my standard ext4.  :-[ I would then do my usual installation of the following window managers: Openbox, JWM and i3wm.

If that did not work for me, then I cannot say at the moment what I would turn to for an alternative.

Regards,

-- Slim
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: VinDSL on August 02, 2015, 12:55:27 pm
Spearmint 1.0 :)

Oh, I get it.  This is a serious question - he's posing a dilemma.   ;D

I would make my own 'Peppermint'.  That's what I was doing, when I discovered Peppermint, actually.

I started with Lubuntu,  stripped all the cruft out of it, and installed the proggies I wanted.  The whole idea was to come up with a distro that would boot a 'full install' quickly on a USB stick.  Unfortunately, Lubuntu mucked something up in the core files (in a subsequent upgrade) and it took 5-10 minutes just to simply boot and shutdown Lubuntu from a USB thumbdrive.

I went looking for another Lubuntu-based distro, to work with, when I discovered Peppermint.

I was floored to discover that the Peppermint Team had already done all the hard work for me.  Basically, all I had to do is get rid of NM and install WiCD.  They used the same proggies I did, and got rid of the same cruft.

So, that's what I would do.  I'd make my own 'Peppermint' - but, probably base it on Ubu Mate NOT Lubuntu.  ;)

BTW, Peppermint 6 runs great on a full USB thumbdrive install - but, that doesn't fit the scenario above...
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: zebedeeboss on August 02, 2015, 01:14:00 pm
Spearmint 1.0 :)

OK your out- lol    you failed the "can't remake" criteria   :P

ps - not distro hopping but Peppermint simply works    :) :) :)

Wanted to know if anyone had found any other gems none ubuntu based cos there are a few buntu spins that just work now - the Linux Community is really "getting it right" lately
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: zebedeeboss on August 02, 2015, 01:18:04 pm
Spearmint 1.0 :)

I would make my own 'Peppermint'.  That's what I was doing, when I discovered Peppermint, actually.


OK Your out too  :P  No remakes
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: VinDSL on August 02, 2015, 01:25:58 pm
I misread your intentions, in the first post.  I thought you were being facetious.  I presumed that your Peppermint 6 install was disappearing ever day... dittos for the other vers, and you were pissed.  My bad  :D

Allow me to digress, while I'm thinking about it...

To follow-up on my Ubu dev branch love-affair comment(s) above -- 15.10 got so janky, earlier this week, that it wouldn't boot - it just kicked me to CLI.  I couldn't even get a network connection in recovery mode to haxor it.  I finally had to find a daily (that worked) and chroot it.

Yesterday, for shiggles, I was trying to install the latest Liquorix kernel on my 'Peppermint Six Stick', but it required installing GCC-4.9 - which, of course, doesn't exist in the wild.  Peppermint contains a GCC-4.9 Ubu hack, but the control file Liquorix uses doesn't include the updates ver.  So, rather than include it in the Liquorix control file, and rebuild the deb, I thought it would be quicker to find GCC-4.9 on Launchpad and chroot it into Peppermint.

Anyway, that's twice that I used chroot this week.  It's one of the handiest items in the Linux toolbox IMO.

Maybe we should make a chroot tutorial in 'Advanced' ?!?!?  Sure beats doing a fresh install, when things run amuck.

Just saying...   8)
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: VinDSL on August 02, 2015, 01:39:36 pm
Here's what I chrooted into my 'Peppermint Six Stick', yesterday, from the ubu toolchain...

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vindsl@Sandman ~ $ apt-cache policy GCC-4.9
gcc-4.9:
  Installed: 4.9.2-0ubuntu1~14.04
  Candidate: 4.9.2-0ubuntu1~14.04
  Version table:
 *** 4.9.2-0ubuntu1~14.04 0
        700 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-toolchain-r/test/ubuntu/ trusty/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
vindsl@Sandman ~ $

And, it STILL works - I'm using it now !!!

LINK:  http://linux.slashdot.org/story/14/07/27/1838219/linus-torvalds-gcc-490-seems-to-be-terminally-broken

Maybe, I can find 4.9.0...   :D
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: scifidude79 on August 02, 2015, 03:46:59 pm
I'd probably just go over to Linux Mint KDE or Xubuntu.  I've used both happily in the past.  (Mint KDE is what I was using when I found Peppermint)  Both have that great Ubuntu base.  Though, Mint KDE is a bit heavier due to the KDE desktop.

That or I'd go completely away from .deb based distros altogether and go with PCLinuxOS or something Arch based.  I have an affinity for rolling distributions.
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: perknh on August 02, 2015, 03:54:14 pm
If I woke up and Peppermint was gone, I'd have to go with Ubuntu's Unity DE.  I know this DE has a very checkered past within the Linux community politically --and I do empathize with Unity dissenters.   But, still, Ubuntu's Unity DE is the flagship Linux distribution of all time.  Ubuntu puts more work into Unity than any other distribution, and a gazillion distributions are derived from it.

Yes, politically incorrect as I am now proving myself to be, I'd have to go for Ubuntu Unity DE.  Fortunately, I don't have to make this decision:  I can have both Peppermint and Unity.  And that's the way I like it! :)

But, that was a fun question.  Thanks. ;)
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: jlschwartz on August 02, 2015, 04:02:16 pm
If Peppermint were gone, I'd go with MX-14.4 soon to be MX-15.  It is a good distro and they have a community forum that is very good although not as good as Peppermint. 
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: VinDSL on August 02, 2015, 04:37:55 pm
If I woke up and Peppermint was gone, I'd have to go with Ubuntu's Unity DE.  I know this DE has a very checkered past within the Linux community politically --and I do empathize with Unity dissenters.   But, still, Ubuntu's Unity DE is the flagship Linux distribution of all time.

Heh!  I never did hate Unity.  Matter of fact, I defended it for a year.

For instance, ppl were bitching about the launcher being on the left side.  They wanted it on the bottom.

So, I found a patch to move the launcher to the bottom, and posted screenies to show detractors how stupid it looked...

(http://vindsl.com/images/vindsl-desktop-26-nov-2011.png)

And, that was with an iconset that I made - it looked even worse with the canned icons.  LoL!

Unity looks much better now.  The appearance is very similar to GS.  Sometimes I forget I'm using Unity.

The only thing I don't like about Unity is... I didn't think of it first.   :D


Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 02, 2015, 04:56:47 pm
That wallpaper made me think of what I'd expect the old Voodoo Lights screensaver to look like through frosted bathroom window glass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuYs94x7oyU
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: VinDSL on August 02, 2015, 05:19:08 pm
That wallpaper made me think of what I'd expect the old Voodoo Lights screensaver to look like through frosted bathroom window glass.

Heh!  That was supposed to be a negative example of why the launcher should NOT be placed on the bottom - like everyone wanted - the worse, the better, right?  I guess, in their minds, ppl thought placing the launcher on the bottom would make it look like Docky.

Of course, Googled archived that image for posterity - comes up every time someone does an image search on me.

I dunno, maybe it reminded the ppl in Mountain View of a dollar bottle of wine... who knows?  :D

Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 02, 2015, 05:27:38 pm
I agree .. there's only one place the Unity launcher belongs ;) :P :D




problem is, Ubuntu fished it back out and used it  ::)
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: perknh on August 02, 2015, 06:34:00 pm
Ubuntu's Unity DE --the only Linux desktop environment that most Linux users love to hate!  ;D
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: AndyInMokum on August 02, 2015, 07:23:27 pm
Ubuntu's Unity DE --the only Linux desktop environment that most Linux users love to hate!  ;D
Don't forget Gnome 3.  That's hated almost as much as Unity

You know we're really spoiled in the Linux world.  When it comes down to desktop environments, Windows and Mac users are pretty much stuck with what they are given.  With Linux, we have so many DEs to choose from, we can even afford the time to hate some of them.  Don't you just love Linux  ;)!!
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: perknh on August 02, 2015, 08:11:39 pm
You know we're really spoiled in the Linux world.  When it comes down to desktop environments, Windows and Mac users are pretty much stuck with what they are given.  With Linux, we have so many DEs to choose from, we can even afford the time to hate some of them.  Don't you just love Linux  ;)!!

Yes, I do.  And, you know, the irony of it all, both Peppermint and Unity share a couple of attributes in common.  Both DEs stay out of the user's way, and both DEs are a snap to use. I guess that's what the two really have in common.

It is true that you need to configure Peppermint more at setup than than you do with Unity.  On the other hand, Peppermint respects a user's privacy by default; whereas Unity does the exact opposite,  Unity actually goes as far as to disrespect a user's privacy by default, and the user has to learn how to regain it back.  That is clearly a downside to using Unity.  Also there is a lot of bloat in Unity.  Peppermint, on the other hand, is a lean machine!  I covers the basics, and if you want more personalization, you add it to your programs (which is usually very easy to do.)

I still like Unity for it's ease of use, as well as to see what's coming down the pipeline to us.  Xubuntu is great, but it takes a lot configuring to get things right --much, much, much, more configuring than Peppermint.  But, Xubuntu is a terrific distro.  Lubuntu is going through a transition from LXDE to LXQt --and I don't want to play that game right now.  Kubuntu is for the gurus, and I'm not even a certified yogi yet --so I leave Kubuntu alone too.  Gnome is buggy, unattractive, and takes too many clicks to use, so yeah, I guess you're right:   Gnome can be a pain.  MATE, on the other hand is nice, but its Menu isn't as user friendly as ours.

So, for ease of use, I still have to give the awards to Peppermint, and to the very nosy, sufficiently bloated, flagship distribution of them all -- Ubuntu Unity.  ;)

Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: scifidude79 on August 02, 2015, 08:49:31 pm
Ubuntu's Unity DE --the only Linux desktop environment that most Linux users love to hate!  ;D
Don't forget Gnome 3.  That's hated almost as much as Unity

You know we're really spoiled in the Linux world.  When it comes down to desktop environments, Windows and Mac users are pretty much stuck with what they are given.  With Linux, we have so many DEs to choose from, we can even afford the time to hate some of them.  Don't you just love Linux  ;)!!

Imagine a world where there were no choices and you actually had to force yourself to like Unity.  Or Gnome-Shell.  Or Metro.  I'm going to stop now, because I'm scaring myself.   :o
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: rjm65 on August 03, 2015, 08:13:00 am
The Only answer to this question is, Go back to windows because it is the greatest OS ever made...  :)
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: perknh on August 03, 2015, 11:09:45 am
I would initially use my other installed distro: Arch-Linux. To replace PeppermintOS is, at the moment, not easy for me to answer since I have stopped distro-hopping a while back (PeppermintOS is simply that good for me that I see no necessity to spend time doing that.

I happen to think Slim.Fatz has the best idea of all if we had to build another Peppermint Linux OS from scratch.  I don't know Arch well, but I do know that with Arch we could essentially build another Peppermint-like distribution from scratch --but with an Arch base.

Choosing Arch, therefore, would be a smart move.   And I bet we'd like the new forum we create better than Arch's too! 

We can create another Peppermint-like distro if need be, but we would have to keep our forum just the way it is. ;)

perknh
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: 10i on August 03, 2015, 01:23:04 pm
I would try regular Ubuntu and Ubuntu Mate, I have tried Elementary OS but something just does not feel right theree

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Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: scifidude79 on August 03, 2015, 01:27:39 pm
The Only answer to this question is, Go back to windows because it is the greatest OS ever made...  :)

I'd run Ubuntu "out of the box" before I'd go back to Windblows.   :P
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: zebedeeboss on August 03, 2015, 01:58:26 pm
Interestingly - not a single mention for Gentoo or Slackware or Fedora

I guess we all buntu fanboys  :D
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: scifidude79 on August 03, 2015, 02:07:40 pm
Well, I mentioned PCLinuxOS and Arch, those aren't 'buntus.  ;)

Personally, I've never ran Slackware or Gentoo, but Fedora ticks me off.  (doesn't matter which DE, I just don't like Fedora)  Firstly, they release their OS and, in the following days, release 600 to 1000 bug fixes.  It makes you wonder if they alpha and beta test anything.  Secondly, it's a royal PITA to install proprietary graphics drivers on Fedora, or at least it was the last time I tried Fedora (version 15, I think.)  Thirdly, their update manager and package management in general can be a pill.  For one thing, their stupid update manager runs forever after you start the OS, making it impossible to run the software manager unless you kill it.  But, those are just my impressions of Fedora from a few years back.

The world in general appears to favor Ubuntu, though, thanks to Mark Shuttleworth.  I don't know if you do much package downloading outside of the repositories, but you're more likely to find .deb packages available on sites than you are .rpm packages, with a few exceptions.  Of course, you can usually find a tarball with the software, but not a nice, installable package except the .deb file.
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: AndyInMokum on August 03, 2015, 02:11:15 pm
My other favourite distro alas is no more - namely Crunchbang  :'(.  So unfortunately, I don't have that to fall back onto.  I think if Peppermint were to disappear tomorrow, I'd have to experiment with Debian "Sid" Xfce.  Put some of the required spit, polish and time into this great distro and really have some have some fun.  It most certainly wouldn't be a regression to Windows.  I'd build my own, "Hackintosh beast of a machine" before I did anything like that  ;).
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: perknh on August 03, 2015, 04:18:25 pm
My other favourite distro alas is no more - namely Crunchbang  :'(.  So unfortunately, I don't have that to fall back onto.  I think if Peppermint were to disappear tomorrow, I'd have to experiment with Debian "Sid" Xfce.

And what about ArchBang, AndyInMokum?  At least, superficially, it appears to have much in common with Crunchbang --but w/o the Debian base, of course.  (I know it's not the easiest distro to install either.)
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: AndyInMokum on August 03, 2015, 05:27:14 pm
My other favourite distro alas is no more - namely Crunchbang  :'(.  So unfortunately, I don't have that to fall back onto.  I think if Peppermint were to disappear tomorrow, I'd have to experiment with Debian "Sid" Xfce.

And what about ArchBang, AndyInMokum?  At least, superficially, it appears to have much in common with Crunchbang --but w/o the Debian base, of course.  (I know it's not the easiest distro to install either.)
I like the idea of Arch better than actually using it.  The installation is not a problem and I like the control one has over the process.  It's not difficult, it's just time consuming to do.  People confuse this with difficulty.  I like the idea of pacman.  It's superficially simpler to use than apt and on a sunny day, it works just fine.  However, the sun doesn't shine everyday  :(.  The Arch Wiki is plain awesome.  I recommend every serious Linux user have it either bookmarked, or better still, make an SSB link with Ice: https://wiki.archlinux.org/ (https://wiki.archlinux.org/)

It's maintaining Arch and its derivatives that gets me.  It's far too labour intensive for my patience.  If you get behind with the updates just a little bit.  You end up in a whole world of trouble  :'(.  For this reason, I could never run it as a dual boot.  The ultra bleeding edge nature of the Arch is perfect for the perpetual tinkerer or a developer.  I like fixing things but I don't like running something knowing that at some point it will stop working again.  When they're fixed, I want them to stay fixed - at least for a year  ;D.  I guess I could run Arch as an experimental project.  I could never run it as my everyday production distro though.  It would drive me nuts  >:(.  I like Debian and it's derivatives.  It suits me really well and using the Sid repos would give me all the bleeding edge packages I want  ;).   
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: mattosensei on August 03, 2015, 05:28:49 pm
Probably Linux Mint. Not exactly exotic but a solid workhorse.
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: scifidude79 on August 03, 2015, 08:11:45 pm
Who needs exotic?  Mint is an excellent distribution with a range of desktops to choose from.  Their team is wonderful at getting new versions out in a timely manner, just as the team here at Peppermint is.
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: perknh on August 03, 2015, 08:42:59 pm
like the idea of Arch better than actually using it.  The installation is not a problem and I like the control one has over the process.  It's not difficult, it's just time consuming to do.  People confuse this with difficulty.
It's maintaining Arch and its derivatives that gets me.  It's far too labour intensive for my patience.  If you get behind with the updates just a little bit.  You end up in a whole world of trouble  :'(.

Arch has always seemed like a different planet to me.  I know it's Linux, but I don't understand its nomenclature.  It seems a world apart from what we're doing here.  I love to learn how to install Arch, if only for my own satisfaction.  Installing and running Arch has a mystique about it --sort of rite passage a true Linuxite is supposed pass through sometime during his or her Linux education.  When somebody tells me they've installed and are running Arch, my jaw always drops in amazement.  :o

I've got nobody to brag to here in New Hampshire if I was ever lucky enough to accomplish this --because nobody here in New Hampshire would care!  ;D
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: gurdonark on August 03, 2015, 09:11:34 pm
Linux Lite, which provides a similar lightweight system,albeit with a less useful Software Center GUI I also like the look of WattOS.b
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 04, 2015, 08:11:53 am
+1 WattOS (now they've gone back to an Ubuntu base) ;)
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: scifidude79 on August 04, 2015, 11:11:20 am
+1 WattOS (now they've gone back to an Ubuntu base) ;)

They stopped using an Ubuntu base at some point?  I remember WattOS from my major distro hopping days 4-5 years ago.  Good release, a lot like Peppermint (at least, it was back then.)  In fact, if I remember correctly, Kendall Weaver assisted their dev with his first version.
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: Slim.Fatz on August 04, 2015, 04:21:49 pm
Yes back about 5 or 6 years ago, as I recall, I was also using wattOS and liked it very much. Then they changed their source and it no longer worked very well for me.  :'(


But now there is PeppermintOS and my computers are running better than ever before! 8)


Regards,


-- Slim

Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: perknh on August 05, 2015, 12:22:01 pm
I have to say, that if you've got an older machine, that is both light on resources and that doesn't play well with either Chrome or Chromium, Xubuntu is really the to go.  I've now installed Linux on 7 family and friends computers.  My first choice is Peppermint, but if the computer can't handle Chrome or Chromium, Xubuntu has never failed to save the day for me.  So far I've been able to install Peppermint on five computers, but, on the other two, it was Xubuntu that saved my bacon!  :)

I like Unity interface , but in all honesty, Xubuntu would be a wiser choice if one wanted to cover more computers that have some sort of hardware challenges --especially if Peppermint 6 was gone.!!!!! ;)
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: scifidude79 on August 05, 2015, 12:25:10 pm
What does it matter if it can't handle Chrome or Chromium?  Firefox is in the repositories.  I'm using it on Peppermint 6 right now.  There are also other web browsers, such as Midori, in the repos.  Xubuntu and Peppermint are based on the same code, so they have the same software available.
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: perknh on August 05, 2015, 04:46:30 pm
What does it matter if it can't handle Chrome or Chromium?  Firefox is in the repositories.  I'm using it on Peppermint 6 right now.  There are also other web browsers, such as Midori, in the repos.  Xubuntu and Peppermint are based on the same code, so they have the same software available.

scifidude79, from what I've experienced, if the OS has a default Chromium base, the computer might not even accept the distribution.  I've seen this phenomenon personally with my own eyes.  In fact, on one old 11-year-old computer that I've worked on, Peppermint  wouldn't even install, and we even got a notice from Google that support for the computer's hardware was unavailable.

That was real practice and not theory.  I had had a lot of help from the Team Peppermint with that old computer (my Nemesis as it became for me at the time)--from mac to PCNetSpec and just about everyone here.  And, at the end of it all, Xubuntu 14.04.2 was the only OS that I understood, and that I could find, that would work on that old machine.  Now, yesterday, I was working on a 6-year-old E-Machine, and the symptoms was more subtle --the mouse's cursor and screen kept freezing on us.  Then I recalled that woman of the house had said to me earlier that Chrome did not get along with her Windows 7 installation (any longer).  I finally put two and two together, that with Peppermint, Chromium was the problem.  Of course this old computer also had another problem  --only 3 GBs of memory.  Mint was way too heavy for that machine, and even Ubuntu Gnome was too heavy.  Like I say, Xubuntu saved the day for all of us.

I do believe Xubuntu deserves high praises within this thread.*  ;) 



*I also believe Firefox browser deserves high praises for getting better and better.  I was very impressed with what I saw when worked with Firefox yesterday evening, and this morning.  :)

Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: scifidude79 on August 05, 2015, 08:20:01 pm
Xubuntu is a wonderful distribution.  I was running it earlier this year before I came back to Peppermint.  It reminds me of how Ubuntu used to be before Canonical started making cringe worthy decisions.  In fact, if I didn't love Peppermint so much, that's probably what I'd be running right now.

The OS itself isn't based on Chromium or Chrome.  It's just the web browser that comes with it by default.  Now, the ICE application requires Chromium to work, but nothing else does.  You can completely remove Chromium and Peppermint will keep on trucking.  ;)
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: configX on August 05, 2015, 08:37:53 pm
Xubuntu is a wonderful distribution. 

I especially like their new slimmed down "Core" release. It saves me time from having to remove apps and packages that I never use.
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: configX on August 05, 2015, 08:40:50 pm
I've got nobody to brag to here in New Hampshire if I was ever lucky enough to accomplish this --because nobody here in New Hampshire would care!  ;D

I feel your pain. We're actually fairly close neighbors - I live in Maine. So yeah, not many people up here even know what an operating system is.
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: scifidude79 on August 05, 2015, 11:12:15 pm
I especially like their new slimmed down "Core" release. It saves me time from having to remove apps and packages that I never use.

I didn't even know they had that.  I don't see it on their site.  (I'm not doubting you, I just don't know where to find it)
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: configX on August 06, 2015, 07:58:52 am
Here you go: https://unit193.net/xubuntu/core/

I believe Unit193 is one of their developers who is hosting the mini iso files.

Edit: It's the development iso files that you want.
Title: Re: You wake up and Peppermint 6 is gone!!!!!
Post by: scifidude79 on August 06, 2015, 11:45:03 am
Ah, I see.  Thanks for the link.   :D

If it's what it sounds like, it reminds me of the MiniMe releases that PCLinuxOS does, which I really like.