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I am conducting an independent study on the viability of using appimages. If you might be interested in participating in the study and contributing to its results, please read more here:

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: can we prevent recommending Linux Mint?
« on: November 23, 2018, 10:47:33 am »
Lest we forget an open version of Windows (retro)... ReactOS, for those who pine for the good old WinNT days.


You might post the results of

inxi -F

for your PC.

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Ikey from solus
« on: November 01, 2018, 07:59:24 pm »
I am happy to see this type of interest on the forums I frequent. We are strongest when we recognize that are all in this together, no matter the distro(s) we choose.

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: THE man is back
« on: October 27, 2018, 08:24:22 am »
I missed that news. It is good to know.  However like for all projects, having a succession plan (and testing it) is crucial. No one stays forever....  :o

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: can we prevent recommending Linux Mint?
« on: October 26, 2018, 08:15:03 am »
[unwanted philosophy]
In many ways Linux mirrors life... many choices and options are available.  Take the ones that seem most appropriate in your situation and fall within your "comfort-zone". What's right will change as your needs, skills and perspectives broaden. 

Always be kind and tolerant to yourself and others...
[/unwanted philosophy]

GNU/Linux Discussion / OperationTulip-- off topic
« on: October 23, 2018, 08:56:59 am »
I know this is off-topic. However, if you are looking for Fair, Libre services you may find this of interest.

These folks also provide mirrors for Linux Opensource projects (distros see:

By the way, I do NOT make my millions offering this service. ;)

General Discussion / Re: What about the next release?
« on: October 18, 2018, 10:12:04 am »
Just to offer a slightly different perspective. I have been working quite a bit lately with LXQT-kwin11 (no openbox or compton).  It is really very nice, fast and light. I'm not suggesting that Peppermint use any DE in particular, it's just that LXQT is making some nice progress.

One of the beauties of Linux is the choices (options) available.  8)

New Users / Re: Why is my harddrive filling up so fast?
« on: October 09, 2018, 10:57:47 am »
Have you cleaned your tmp thumbnail cache areas?

Have used a tool like "baobab" Disk Usage Analyzer to see where the cruff is?

Software & Applications / Re: Create a .iso file from a Peppermint system
« on: September 30, 2018, 06:25:53 pm »
Look for the directory under /home unless you renamed it, it is called Pinguy (I think)

Software & Applications / Re: ICE on Debian
« on: September 27, 2018, 09:15:50 pm »
I use it regularly on multiple distros including MXLinux... also manjaro. It works fine on all.

Advanced Topics / Re: etc/skel peristence
« on: September 27, 2018, 01:37:45 pm »
opps... the virtualbox install just blewup. So much for my one hour... :(

Advanced Topics / Re: etc/skel peristence
« on: September 27, 2018, 01:29:53 pm »
Yes I have created isos... I'll place a link here when I get a decent looking one, hopefully in the next hour or so. (Famous last words...)

All of the tools I mentioned seem to work pretty much the same from the install side.  The best functionality though is with distroshare and pinguybuilder... they allow the iso to function as both a LiveUSB and offer an "install" option which functions like that you offer with peppermintos installer.  They are a bit difficult to make 'pretty' but I'm working on that.

Advanced Topics / Re: etc/skel peristence
« on: September 27, 2018, 12:20:55 pm »
Perhaps I missed another pont involving my install of Peppermint 9... I'm using firefox right now. So my current links are firefox based.

Advanced Topics / Re: etc/skel peristence
« on: September 27, 2018, 12:03:55 pm »
I hope to use both chromium & firefox ... I apologize for the omission. (Blind in one eye, can't see out of the other, I guess).

If I have to choose, I'd guess firefox is more widely used, but again I'm happy to take your recommendation.

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