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Title: New Pepperminter Here
Post by: DaveVM on August 02, 2019, 02:09:35 am
Hello Folks,

Just introducing myself. Just call me Dave.

Moving from Linux Mint 17.3  to Peppermint 10. Liking what I see so far.

I have been reading a fair bit of the posts and have found many good useful tips. Thank you members for your postings.

Hopefully I'll be able to add to the community.

I'll date myself here and say my first computer was a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A - when they were new!

Take Care and Enjoy
Title: Re: New Pepperminter Here
Post by: clatterfordslim on August 02, 2019, 12:58:48 pm
Hello Dave welcome to Peppermint Forums, the most friendliest Forum on the planet. Ever stuck we are all here to help and am trying to help with your query about the logout and shutdown buttons, you posted earlier. I'm sure someone will aid you, who is more in the know than I am. Welcome again  ;D
Title: Re: New Pepperminter Here
Post by: Johan on August 02, 2019, 03:36:49 pm
Hello Dave and wellcome 8)
Title: Re: New Pepperminter Here
Post by: 10i on August 02, 2019, 04:39:49 pm
Welcome Dave!

Peppermint can be whatever you need it to be, cloud based with Ice or install your apps locally.

Without badmouthing Mint, can I ask what made you consider Peppermint?

Sent using my Huawei Android phone, which I will continue to use even if certain countries have banned them.

Title: Re: New Pepperminter Here
Post by: VinDSL on August 02, 2019, 05:01:36 pm
Welcome aboard, DaveVM  :)







Title: Re: New Pepperminter Here
Post by: DaveVM on August 02, 2019, 09:26:18 pm
Thanks Folks!

I look forward to it.

Take Care & Enjoy!
Dave
Title: Re: New Pepperminter Here
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 02, 2019, 09:58:32 pm
Welcome to the nuthouse forum DaveVM :)
Title: Re: New Pepperminter Here
Post by: DaveVM on August 04, 2019, 12:48:08 am
Good one PcNetSpec!
Title: Re: New Pepperminter Here
Post by: jlschwartz on August 04, 2019, 12:21:57 pm
Welcome DaveVM  :)
Title: Re: New Pepperminter Here
Post by: spence on August 04, 2019, 01:47:35 pm
Hello Folks,

Just introducing myself. Just call me Dave.

Moving from Linux Mint 17.3  to Peppermint 10. Liking what I see so far.

I have been reading a fair bit of the posts and have found many good useful tips. Thank you members for your postings.

Hopefully I'll be able to add to the community.

I'll date myself here and say my first computer was a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A - when they were new!

Take Care and Enjoy

Welcome aboard Dave... I'm pretty sure my Dad had one of those TI-99's for the rural community college basic computer classes he was teaching that year.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/27/community_builds_around_ti_99_4a/ (https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/27/community_builds_around_ti_99_4a/)
Title: Re: New Pepperminter Here
Post by: VinDSL on August 04, 2019, 02:34:33 pm
Hello Folks,

I'll date myself here and say my first computer was a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A - when they were new!

Take Care and Enjoy

Welcome aboard Dave... I'm pretty sure my Dad had one of those TI-99's for the rural community college basic computer classes he was teaching that year.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/27/community_builds_around_ti_99_4a/ (https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/27/community_builds_around_ti_99_4a/)

Well, that makes me feel old...  ;D

My first store-bought PC, if you will, was a TI-99/4A. I bought the whole enchilada - console - expansion box (https://is.gd/8vEhtx) - floppy drive (https://is.gd/4ESjC1) - you name it. I had over $2000 USD invested in it, when TI decided to drop out of the market.

Users went into a 'shark eating frenzy', when they heard the announcement and started emptying the shelves of anything that had to do with the TI-99/4A. Luckily, I was sitting on a lot of rare and expensive accessories - all in mint condition, with the original boxes, instruction manuals, and so forth.

Luckily, I ended up getting all my money back, by putting an ad in the newspaper (pre-Internet). Everything was sold in a few days, before everyone came to their senses.

I invested the money in a Tandy/Radio Shack TRS-80 model III, and started a multi-line dial-up BBS (ThunderBoard BBS) - with a brace of the latest and greatest Hayes 300 baud modems. The TRS-80 model III was later stolen in a burglary, and never recovered, but the modems are still sitting in my closet. LoL

Anyway, thanks, for the walk down Memory Lane...
Title: Re: New Pepperminter Here
Post by: stevesveryown on August 12, 2019, 11:36:48 am
Welcome to Peppermint and the Forum, DaveVM!