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Title: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: eruditorum on August 12, 2019, 03:22:27 pm
A longish post, but I want to share it somewhere.  :)

I installed Peppermint for the first time a little while ago on a micro laptop powered by an intel atom processor with 2Gigs of RAM (you can find my stats here: https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,8625.0.html). It worked absolutely beautifully, and I was suddenly able to use this little machine for just about everything - even a little bit of light gaming.

Last week I upgraded the RAM in that device to 8 Gigs, and went on a distro-hopping spree, looking for the perfect distro. I went through all the mint desktops, kubuntu, manjaro (a few of the desktops), elementary, pop os, and a number of others. All of them were excellent in one way or another, and I was impressed by what's on the table for linux these days. And yet, none of them felt as immediately comfortable and wonderful as Peppermint.

I've been thinking quite a bit about it, and I've come to realize that while other distros may be made with great care, or be polished and sexy, none of them is made with quite the same amount of love as Peppermint. After years of using linux (since around 2004, though always as a mostly-user), I think I've finally found my forever distro. I'll be shifting my other machines (a gaming-ish rig, an old mac from 2007, and a 10-year-old dell xps) to peppermint over the coming days (or perhaps pleasurable weekends  :D ).

I'd love to give back. I'm not too financially liquid, but I'm told I have a way with words  and I'd love to help in documentation efforts or whatever else might require a wordsmith. I'll also be glad to help anyone with their first steps - just pop me a message.

Thank you all for making such an amazing distro, and thank you all for making this community great.

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TLDR: Peppermint is really something special. How can I help?
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 12, 2019, 05:44:30 pm
For now just hang around the forums and help others where you can, we'll get to know you and figure out where you can help from there :)

Meanwhile, if you have any ideas for for documentation and the like, drop me a PM.
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: VinDSL on August 12, 2019, 06:54:16 pm
He's hooked.

Just kidding... I know exactly what you mean, eruditorum.

I get a 'warm and fuzzy' every time I startup Peppermint; and, I've been using it since ver 2.

I lead a very nerve-wracking life, but Peppermint never fails to sooth the savage beast in me.

It's music to my eyes, at the end of the day.  : ;)
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: eruditorum on August 13, 2019, 02:00:19 am
For now just hang around the forums and help others where you can, we'll get to know you and figure out where you can help from there :)

Meanwhile, if you have any ideas for for documentation and the like, drop me a PM.

Works for me.  :)
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: eruditorum on August 13, 2019, 02:04:18 am
He's hooked.

Just kidding... I know exactly what you mean, eruditorum.

I get a 'warm and fuzzy' every time I startup Peppermint; and, I've been using it since ver 2.

I lead a very nerve-wracking life, but Peppermint never fails to sooth the savage beast in me.

It's music to my eyes, at the end of the day.  : ;)

Ditto on the nerves.  And on that happy feeling every time it boots.  :D

It's a nice, calm system which manages to keep impressing. :)
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: 10i on August 13, 2019, 02:10:22 pm
Welcome, I've tried different distros and stopped hopping when I found Peppermint.

Also started out with a netbook, good times.

It's light and fast. Two things I can't say of any Microsoft OS.

<< Sent using my Huawei phone >>

Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: Johan on August 13, 2019, 02:28:32 pm
Wellcome eruditorum to the best distro on the planet  8)
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: eruditorum on August 13, 2019, 03:30:45 pm
Welcome, I've tried different distros and stopped hopping when I found Peppermint.

Also started out with a netbook, good times.

It's light and fast. Two things I can't say of any Microsoft OS.

<< Sent using my Huawei phone >>

Absolutely - both to where you're coming from and about the Microsoft OSes. Or indeed of Mac OS these days. My hopping days are over. I'll still try other distros, but it'll be in virtualbox.  ;) :D
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: eruditorum on August 13, 2019, 03:31:24 pm
Wellcome eruditorum to the best distro on the planet  8)

Thanks Johan! :)
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 13, 2019, 05:43:26 pm
My hopping days are over. I'll still try other distros, but it'll be in virtualbox.  ;) :D

Many a distro hoppers last words :))

Hoppatitis rivals C21H23NO5 as a hard habit to break.
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: pin on August 14, 2019, 12:51:57 am

Many a distro hoppers last words :))

Hoppatitis rivals C21H23NO5 as a hard habit to break.

Was this a riddle for the chemist?!  :D

C21H23NO5, a.k.a heroin

Although, in reallity it could be any of these, https://www.chemspider.com/Search.aspx?q=C21H23NO5
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: eruditorum on August 14, 2019, 01:04:13 am
My hopping days are over. I'll still try other distros, but it'll be in virtualbox.  ;) :D

Many a distro hoppers last words :))

Hoppatitis rivals C21H23NO5 as a hard habit to break.

Hehehe, very true! :D

Allow me to amend it to: I now know which distro I'll always come back to. :)
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: eruditorum on August 14, 2019, 01:07:55 am

Many a distro hoppers last words :))

Hoppatitis rivals C21H23NO5 as a hard habit to break.

Was this a riddle for the chemist?!  :D

C21H23NO5, a.k.a heroin

Although, in reallity it could be any of these, https://www.chemspider.com/Search.aspx?q=C21H23NO5

I did not know chemspider. Very very cool.  8)
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: zebedeeboss on August 14, 2019, 03:21:10 am
Welcome eruditorum to the Forum

Glad you are enjoying Peppermint and long may it continue

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: clatterfordslim on August 14, 2019, 09:53:10 am
Welcome eruditorum,

It took me literally two years of hopping from distro to distro, trying to find that certain thing, that no Linux Hopper has a clue on what that thing is.
I then got introduced to Peppermint seven and used it for a while on my laptop, then continued hopping on my desktop, trying to find a gaming Distro that works with everything I chuck at it. Peppermint eight came along and blew the socks off me, then Peppermint nine and finally ten. The certain thing I was looking for was heart and soul and whatever PCNetSpec does, with Peppermint he always, always surprises me on how he makes every release of Peppermint so fast. Not only that but the touches he adds to make our lives, the users lives so much easier. Like losing your mouse push alt+C together and a red ring comes up of where your mouse is on screen. The customizing right to the Kernel itself, you don't have to use just one icon set, you can pick and choose whatever you want by editing what icon you want to use for that certain app.

Peppermint settings panel where to change the layout and other tweaks all the way to the system it self and what I love about Peppermint, is the fact it's down to you the user, whatever you want to install it's never bloated, never tires, never gripes, just works and I totally agree with you, it's got heart and soul put into it. This forum the amount of time and dedication PCNetSpec puts in, answering peoples queries is second to none. No matter how trivial the question you will always get a answer and always with a 10/10 resolve. PCNetSpec deserves a accolade or something for his sheer hard work and dedication, to such a wonderful OS and Forum. This has to be the best forum on the planet, as everyone comes together and tries to help others.

Every time I boot up Peppermint I know I'm in for a good day, it does everything I chuck at it, within reason of course.  ;D 
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: alynur on August 14, 2019, 10:15:35 am
Welcome eruditorum, Peppermint was my initial jump from Windows, I keep about 7 other linux distros installed on separate partitions just for comparison. Most of them don't even get logged into for weeks at a time. Peppermint is just too cool and the help here is the best. Enjoy.  :)
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: eruditorum on August 14, 2019, 11:01:51 am
Welcome eruditorum to the Forum

Glad you are enjoying Peppermint and long may it continue

Regards Zeb...

Thanks Zeb!

You brought me here through Destination Linux - thank you very much for your work there.

I have a story to tell about the latter as well, but that's for an email to the show, perhaps. :)
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: eruditorum on August 14, 2019, 11:08:06 am
Welcome eruditorum,

It took me literally two years of hopping from distro to distro, trying to find that certain thing, that no Linux Hopper has a clue on what that thing is.
I then got introduced to Peppermint seven and used it for a while on my laptop, then continued hopping on my desktop, trying to find a gaming Distro that works with everything I chuck at it. Peppermint eight came along and blew the socks off me, then Peppermint nine and finally ten. The certain thing I was looking for was heart and soul and whatever PCNetSpec does, with Peppermint he always, always surprises me on how he makes every release of Peppermint so fast. Not only that but the touches he adds to make our lives, the users lives so much easier. Like losing your mouse push alt+C together and a red ring comes up of where your mouse is on screen. The customizing right to the Kernel itself, you don't have to use just one icon set, you can pick and choose whatever you want by editing what icon you want to use for that certain app.

Peppermint settings panel where to change the layout and other tweaks all the way to the system it self and what I love about Peppermint, is the fact it's down to you the user, whatever you want to install it's never bloated, never tires, never gripes, just works and I totally agree with you, it's got heart and soul put into it. This forum the amount of time and dedication PCNetSpec puts in, answering peoples queries is second to none. No matter how trivial the question you will always get a answer and always with a 10/10 resolve. PCNetSpec deserves a accolade or something for his sheer hard work and dedication, to such a wonderful OS and Forum. This has to be the best forum on the planet, as everyone comes together and tries to help others.

Every time I boot up Peppermint I know I'm in for a good day, it does everything I chuck at it, within reason of course.  ;D

Thank you clatterfordslim!

I definitely see where you're coming from. I only discovered Alt+C by accident, and, given the tiny nature of the screen on my netbook, it's already been super useful. Every single aspect of the distro is tuned perfectly. It's really amazing.

I've also been snooping around the forums a bit, and must agree with you. The community's awesome and PCNetSpec's really really knowledgeable. I'm starting to feel right at home here. :) Now if I could only find something to help with - everyone's so quick and has great answers. :D

My gaming desktop will be the next to get the treatment. Pop OS is nice and all, but I imagine that machine will just scream with Peppermint running the show.  8)
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: eruditorum on August 14, 2019, 11:12:19 am
Welcome eruditorum, Peppermint was my initial jump from Windows, I keep about 7 other linux distros installed on separate partitions just for comparison. Most of them don't even get logged into for weeks at a time. Peppermint is just too cool and the help here is the best. Enjoy.  :)

Thank you alynur!

My initial jump was a long long time ago, but linux was eclipsed by mac os tiger back in the day. Now I run pop os on my gaming machine (soon to be replaced with peppermint), manjaro on an ancient macbook from 2007 (soon to be replaced with peppermint), and zorin on an xps (Soon to be... you know the rest).

clatterfordslim put it perfectly - I was looking for something but I didn't know what it was. Now I do, and I think I'll stay for a while. :)
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: stevesveryown on August 14, 2019, 12:24:02 pm
Welcome, eruditorium, to the addiction of Peppermint. This is one addiction that one can live with.

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Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: eruditorum on August 14, 2019, 01:54:16 pm
Welcome, eruditorium, to the addiction of Peppermint. This is one addiction that one can live with.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

Thank you stevesveryown!

This particular addiction lends itself well to my sweet tooth without any of the resulting heaviness. :D I wish more things in life were like that.  ;D
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: stevesveryown on August 14, 2019, 04:06:25 pm
Welcome, eruditorium, to the addiction of Peppermint. This is one addiction that one can live with.

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Thank you stevesveryown!

This particular addiction lends itself well to my sweet tooth without any of the resulting heaviness. :D I wish more things in life were like that.  ;D

Amen to that!
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: VinDSL on August 14, 2019, 07:07:43 pm
This particular addiction lends itself well to my sweet tooth without any of the resulting heaviness. :D


Hence, the name...  :))

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Peppermint is used for  the common cold, cough, inflammation of the mouth and throat, sinus infections, and respiratory infections. It is also used for digestive problems including heartburn, nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), cramps of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract and bile ducts, upset stomach, diarrhea, bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine, and gas.
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: eruditorum on August 15, 2019, 05:00:24 am
This particular addiction lends itself well to my sweet tooth without any of the resulting heaviness. :D


Hence, the name...  :))

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Peppermint is used for  the common cold, cough, inflammation of the mouth and throat, sinus infections, and respiratory infections. It is also used for digestive problems including heartburn, nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), cramps of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract and bile ducts, upset stomach, diarrhea, bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine, and gas.

Very very fitting.  :D
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 15, 2019, 06:47:09 am
I guess by this point you've figured out that 'say something nice about Peppermint around here and you'll spend the next week answering responses' :))

We've been lucky enough to attract the best community in the world .. small(ish) but ultra friendly/helpful :)

Good to have you taking part in that community, gives us someone new to beat up get to know :)
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: eruditorum on August 15, 2019, 10:07:56 am
I guess by this point you've figured out that 'say something nice about Peppermint around here and you'll spend the next week answering responses' :))

We've been lucky enough to attract the best community in the world .. small(ish) but ultra friendly/helpful :)

Good to have you taking part in that community, gives us someone new to beat up get to know :)

 :D :D :D :D

The community really is remarkable. Very very cool. Thank you everybody! :D

I'm glad I found you all, and I'm always happy to help if I can. I look forward to many a pleasant evening here, beatings or otherwise. ;)
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: Slim.Fatz on August 15, 2019, 11:06:12 am
Hi eruditorum,

Yes, we are all so cool that we s**t ice cubes.  ::)

Regards,

--Slim
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 15, 2019, 12:07:43 pm
Slim, there are times I seriously worry about you .. maybe you need more whiskey with your rocks (or maybe just slow down).
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: eruditorum on August 15, 2019, 12:08:50 pm
Hi eruditorum,

Yes, we are all so cool that we s**t ice cubes.  ::)

Regards,

--Slim

 :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: eruditorum on August 15, 2019, 12:09:21 pm
Slim, there are times I seriously worry about you .. maybe you need more whiskey with your rocks (or maybe just slow down).

 :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: So now I'm hooked. And utterly spoiled. And truly grateful.
Post by: Slim.Fatz on August 15, 2019, 04:41:53 pm
Slim, there are times I seriously worry about you .. maybe you need more whiskey with your rocks (or maybe just slow down).
Hi PCNetSpec,

You could be correct about the whiskey ... but any slower than I'm now running and I'll be going backwards.  :P


Regards,

-- Slim