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General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: January 15, 2019, 08:30:06 pm »
Too late to edit it (and change the wallpaper) perknh, I already saw it :o

:)

That's what I was waiting for!!  But even I have difficulty reconciling the iconographies of the two distributions together.  That said, they're still two of the most user-friendly distributions I've seen yet, and both Peppermint and Mint (Cinnamon edition) are works of art.  Different approaches, yes, but works of art.  On both the I's are dotted and the T's are crossed.  Both distributions are polished and attentive to details.  In Peppermint's case, our DE is an improvement upon stock Xfce, -- esp. with the removal of needless redundancies.  While Mint's Cinnamon edition is an improvement upon GNOME 3 in favor of user-friendliness for the ordinary guy and gal.:)

Personally I think Peppermint's panel and menu are easier to work with that Cinnamon's panel and menu -- after configuration!  Out of the box I think Cinnamon's DE is easier to understand if coming directly from Windows.  There's next to no configuring to do with Cinnamon, and THAT is Cinnamon's DE's virtue.  On the other hand, if you take about 5-10 minutes to configure Peppermint's menu and panel, then, after that, EVERYTHING is easier to do in Peppermint from then on.  And, THAT is our DE's virtue. 

Both ways are good.  They're just two different approaches. ;)

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General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: January 15, 2019, 03:35:41 pm »
Fair enough!  Here's my actual home page. ;)


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General Discussion / Re: Best Browser
« on: January 15, 2019, 03:10:24 pm »
I, for example use firefox for my everyday browsing, but I have there many privacy concious addons activated, which sometimes makes user experience worse,
and also I have had problem with some web pages witch were  not functioning properly with firefox.
Because of this reason I use chromium for all my social media, as a backup, and now also for my ice applications.  :)

That's a good combo.  And they're both open source browsers too! :)

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General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: January 15, 2019, 03:07:49 pm »
Noice, docR.

Personally, I like green themes, but it's like waving a cape in front of a bull, when PCNoSleep sees them.

So, now I stick with safer colors...  :D

So I take it, VinDSL, you suspect that PCNetSpec probably wouldn't be too fond of the Linux Peppermint OS/ Linux Mint dragonfly combination look -- ESPECIALLY if he noticed that it was somewhat on the green side of things in terms of color! :D

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On the other hand, maybe not! ;)


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General Discussion / Re: Best Browser
« on: January 15, 2019, 02:25:40 pm »
For me, Chrome is the best browser for browsing.  :)

Yes, welcome Andrey!  I've done a complete 180 since the release of Peppermint 9.  Before, you couldn't tear me away from Chromium browser:  Now I'm a Firefox Quantum covert!  My wife, mrs.perknh, is currently transitioning from Chrome to Chromium when running our laptop computers.  My general push these days is to have us use open source software as much as possible.  I ran Chromium-based browsers for years,though -- Chrome, Opera, Iridium and even Yandex for a spell! :o  In general, Chromium-based browsers are easy to use, and they usually work very well too.






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General Discussion / Re: Sort Bookmarks By Date for Firefox
« on: January 14, 2019, 05:25:50 pm »
Thanks for getting that to me, PCNetSpec.

catalanl has fixed the name error.  The version we should be running now is version 1.1. ;)

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General Discussion / Re: Sort Bookmarks By Date for Firefox
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:06:41 pm »
I don't know if this is anything to be concerned about, but I find it a bit unusual that our Firefox adds-on developer friend, catalanl, who developed Sort Bookmarks by Date, changed his name to Firefox user 12703226.  I'm not sure what to make of this, but I would think once you have a well-respected name, you wouldn't want to anonymize it like that unless there's an unusual reason to do so. :-\

I'm mentioning this because I figure most of the nine people using this extension are probably found right here at Peppermint! ;)

See for yourselves:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/sort-bookmarks-by-date/reviews/

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 Ukraine! :o  Burr, VinDSL.  And I thought the temperature was cold in New Hampshire!!  ;D

Regarding Google Public DNS, Quard9's and Cloudflare's entry into the DNS market appears to have lit a spark under Google's feet here.  I believe this was a necessary move on Google's part if they wanted their DNS service to remain competitive.  I'd bet a lot of Google's DNS users migrated over to Quad9's and Cloudflare's free public DNS services when once they learned what those particular DNS services were offering their users in regards to security and privacy.

I'm glad you spotted and posted that article, VinDSL.    What the heck, I'll try it out.  It's been awhile since I've tried Google Public DNS.

Thanks,

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Thank you, zeb.  You did a terrific job.  You were on top of it:  you were right there with answers and insights when needed.  No question about it:  Peppermint 9 Respin came out of that group's testing with an A+!

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General Discussion / Re: Is it better or worst than you thought?
« on: January 07, 2019, 08:07:44 am »
If you use Lineage,  do you think the case is till true?  :-\

It's a terrific idea, grafiksinc.  I nearly installed CyanogenMod a year and a half ago, but I was afraid of screwing up and bricking my phone.  Shortly thereafter, Cyanogen Inc. went belly up.  LineageOS is a fork of CyanogenMod.  If what I saw in Wikipedia is true, development is very slow at LineageOS.  Cheap smart phones (TracFones) here in the US are already running Oreo while LineageOS's development has stalled with Marshmallow.

It's a great idea -- replacing AndroidOS.  I wish we could swap out Android for a more privacy respecting open source alternative.  Unfortunately Android, which is open source, isn't very respectful of users' privacy.  At one time I had high hopes for CyanogenMod.  All I know now is that LineageOS isn't in the limelight like CyanogenMod once was, development is slow, and it doesn't support the model of the LG Tribute phone I have now.

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That was excellent.  We had some from Peppermint's A-Team on that show -- zebedeeboss, stevesveryown, and English Bob.  Honest assessments, great reviews.  Yeah, they're loving Peppermint 9 Respin. 

And, for a added bonus, I now know where English Bob finds all those cute hotties for his wallpapers.  He finds them and drives them from Gatwick Airport.  Yeah, this is all beginning to make sense to me now!

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Networking / Re: Joining P9 to Active Directory domain
« on: January 05, 2019, 10:18:10 pm »
Thanks for the information. Looks like it will work, I will mark as Solved when I have had a chance to test. I've been away since P5, so I'm a bit rusty.  ;)

Wow!  Welcome back, MNFrozenfish!!

I'm happy to see you, and that unforgettable name of yours, back in the forum!  You were one of the first guys from Peppermint's old forum who helped me get started with Linux when I began playing with Peppermint 3 back then on a flash drive.  And as you can see, Linux Peppermint OS has matured a lot since the Peppermint 3, 4, and 5 days, even though Peppermint's community and forum has remained as supportive and fun as as ever.

Glad to see you again, MNFrozenfish!! :)






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You bet! :)

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Software & Applications / Re: How Can I Add a Logout Button to Plank?
« on: January 02, 2019, 06:27:04 pm »
Hi pin,

Yes, I first discovered that wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04 12.04, or Ubuntu Unity's Precise Pangolin.  And, here's the link from the artist, Vlad Gerasimov, himself!

perknh

https://vlad.studio/wallpapers/?sort=free&filter=all


P.S.

 Where does the time go? :o

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Software & Applications / Re: How Can I Add a Logout Button to Plank?
« on: January 02, 2019, 04:34:17 pm »
You can point it to any icon you want perknh .. just change
Code: [Select]
Icon=/path/to/the/icon/you/want
;)

That's it!  Thank you.

In my opinion, the Logout button looks pretty darn good! :)



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