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General Discussion / Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« on: November 06, 2014, 01:00:05 pm »
My name is Henrik and I am from Sweden.
I have been a pepperminter since Peppermint 3. Back in the 80s I used C64 and Amiga. 90s it was Apple. 2000s Windows. 2010s Peppermint and that is what I call progression  :D (well I need to have Windows in my work so dual-boot is a savior.

Professionally I am a professor at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) in Human-Computer Interaction. My programming skills is however totally outdated and now I mainly work with research about usability acquisition processes in systems development, design learning, design of cock-pits and command and control units.

In my sparetime I have interests in aquariums, beer-brewing and music (old-school industrial, independent rock/pop, and reggae) and modding computers, cell-phones and other technologies.

I have Peppermint  on most of my (old)computers at home, dual boot (Peppermint/win) on my work computer and I try out different Linux-distros all the time. On my phones i prefer Android MIUI. I really like my Xiaomi Mi3.

Well that is bits and pieces about me!


New Users / Re: UEFI/Secure boot install
« on: November 03, 2014, 09:55:58 am »
Unsure if this helps. But if you are looking for a dual-boot and the issue is uefi and your already have a windows-machine and Peppermint5 will install but the machine will not accept/ignore Peppermint5 during boot. This is exactly the issue I had.

What I did. And by this is presume that you have a legal Win-key and could make a DVD/USB medium.

1). You must change in the boot  uefi to legacy mode.
2)  Install Peppermint over windows.
3) install windows over Peppermint5
4) install Peppermint 5 beside windows.

But at least that worked for me in the last run I had. Now I happily can make them live side by side.



Sound exactly as my profession -teacher/professor at the uni. :-)

Incredible crew. All my best regards from Sweden.

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Docky 2.2.1 bzr docky r1855 ppa
« on: October 14, 2014, 12:03:46 am »
Agree docky is better than cairo.

User Submitted Tutorials / Re: Make Peppermint 5 look like MacOS
« on: October 11, 2014, 12:30:45 am »
Great. Actually I díd not have patience so I went through the tutorial. It all went fine (even if I use the swedish language package and had to rethink some translations (my bad) )-  I might not stay with it however. I kind of like original P5.
So why have I asked for a Mac-lik dock it you might ask?
Well. I have a preppy son. Even if we have about 10 different computers at home (older ones and newer ones) he kind of wants a MAC. I just want to give him an idea of what linux can do...

User Submitted Tutorials / Re: Make Peppermint 5 look like MacOS
« on: October 10, 2014, 11:47:17 pm »
OK great. This will be cool to try out. However before I do, and as a way to make the tutorial even better, I would be great to have a section on how to uninstall and revert to standard P5 theme.


Software & Applications / Re: How to get Apple-like panel?
« on: October 10, 2014, 12:43:42 pm »
About the OSX look: does anyone know which theme or settings I need to change to make the _ + X buttons look like they do on MacOS? (on the left, with the correct colours and stuff too).

I am on a mission to see how close I can get my Peppermint to look like Mac.

So why not go for the elementary os distro? I do not like it but it has what you are after...

Software & Applications / Re: How to get Apple-like panel?
« on: October 10, 2014, 12:38:23 pm »

here is my customized peppermint 5 desktop with cario dock.

Nice. I had a look at your blogg but did not find anything about installing this dock and other specifics. I have installed cario dock but it not really fulfill my expectations... Please advice...

Artwork, Themes, and Icons / The white stripes + peppermint = true
« on: October 08, 2014, 09:59:43 am »
Take a look at the latest album by White stripes:


Software & Applications / How to get Apple-like panel?
« on: October 04, 2014, 02:27:57 am »
Hi all,

I saw this apple-like panel:
Of course there Luna / elementary OS - but I like Peppermint...

how do you install  a panel like that it? And also how do you reverse it ifyou do not like it?

What are the pros and cons of such panel?

Software & Applications / Re: WPS Office for Linux
« on: October 03, 2014, 08:12:08 am »
I also like WPS. For all non-english speakers there are several dictionaries at:

The extracted files should be put in:

You need to do that as root with the command  :
sudo cp -avr [where you extracted the files] /opt/kingsoft/wps-office/office6/dicts

Hi again,
Just wanted to share the final look of my dual-bot screen.

Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: Package denpendeny map art
« on: September 28, 2014, 09:40:46 am »
Sweet. I used this for the splash screen in dual-boot.

Software & Applications / Re: Making Grub in dual-boot more beautiful
« on: September 27, 2014, 08:31:45 am »
I followed the instructions. As well as being a bit brave. It worked fine.
OK the icon for P5 was not there of course. But mixing a bit with different themes and icon images it is kind of fine. It works anyhow. Now I have a boot I like.


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