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General Discussion / Re: Hi from a new member
« on: June 17, 2020, 06:35:37 pm »
Hi, i've finally found a distro that i'm happy with. I still dual boot with windows but prefer using peppermint. i've tried all the usual linux mint distros and so far for me Peppermint is my favourite. Glad to be sharing this with other Peppermint converts.

Hello stemakeli.  Many of us have to suffer with Windows at times, but we're glad to hear you're enjoying Peppermint.

To quote Peppermint's illustrious Global Moderator, AndyInMokum:
We're all Peppermint users and that's what matters  ;).

 Welcome to Peppermint, stemakeli! :) 

We call it: "Open minded";
and as i got it.. the "bad spell" over yandex (beware of yandex, they are dangerouse/illigal) is long time go away.
Nowerdays, it s one of the big Markets, and normal as "Walmart" in USA, or Alibaba;

I've been fascinated with Yandex for years.  It's a great multinational corporation that has found itself in a bit of a jam.  From what I can see, Yandex finds itself needing to walk a fine line between two extremes these days.  On one hand it needs to respect the data regulations found within the liberal democracies of western Europe (that support and protect personal data privacy rights), while, on the other hand, it needs to also contend with data regulations (much less supportive of personal privacy) found within an increasingly authoritarian Russia.  This is a tough balancing act, but this is, from what I can see, the situation in which Yandex finds itself these days. ::)

I'm still baffled by your interest in this Russian browser though[/color] @perknh...

My interest is harmless.  Just trying to keep an eye on things.  The bookmarks issue I recently discovered demonstrates how government policy concerning privacy is being baked into the browser.

Thanks for the report, LordKaan.   Its focus is definitely on Russia and the Russian language.  And as for Flash, I don't run it any longer, but then I don't do any games that may need it either. 

Overall, I like Yandex's brower, but I want to be able to use it with bookmarks without setting up an account. 

Thanks for sharing your experience with the browser, LordKaan. :)

I tested and tryed; still would do;
without any account

Hi LordKaan,

What did you do?  Did you use the terminal when you installed Yandex, or did you download and install it?

Were you able to save bookmarks on the bookmarks bar without setting up an account?

Also, how do you like it?  Personally, I think Yandex made a pretty cool browser, even though bookmarking was driving me nuts.


okay, sry to hear it;
I just wanna offer u a simple solution...

Is your recommandation to install the browser still acutall?
It is from 2016 and PM7

Cause i am curios now and wanna try

Hi LordKaan,

I don't know.  It's been a few years since I've tried installing Yandex browser from the terminal. :-\

Here is a link for a normal installation without making use of the terminal.  Remember, LordKaan, Yandex browser for Linux is still in beta. ;)

Good luck with it.  I hope you enjoy it.


Skype on the web, in Chrome, is probably the best way to run Skype -- that is, if you need to run Skype at all.

There are updating issues with Skype if you want to use Skype within a Flatpak.  There are privacy issues with Skype is you want to use Skype within a Snap.  Skype doesn't support Firefox browser, and video doesn't work for Skype when running it within Chromium.   Skype is a nuisance -- that's for sure. ::)


Each FX SSB is entirely Containerized...  Now I've never used SKYPE as it's Microsoft owned, and blacklisted in my mind, seeing as it's a never delete-able account.

I don't know how containerized Skype would be within ICE after a user has given Skype free rein to do whatever the hell it wants after its installation.  This "agreement", of course, is a prerequisite for its installation.  But, yes, spence, you're right, this problem is caused by Microsoft as well as with the special policy agreement I'm assuming Canonical has made with Microsoft. (I don't believe Fedora has made such an agreement, and this is reason why I use a Flatpak and not a Snap when installing Skype.)

Too many other options for face to face now-a-days


You're right, spence.  My problem is is that I can't get other people to use them! ::)

IIMU: Firefox SSB instances of ICE containerize everything... or am I missing something?

I don't know, spence.  :-\  I never considered ICE as a workaround for the roaming permissions forced upon a user of Skype.   I can see I need to learn more about ICE.  Thanks.

Snaps are are PIA, Flapjax are something I have never tested. But AppImage is an alternative to try -- I use it for only several apps that I otherwise could not use and it works very well. Still  they are very large and startup is rather slow, but for the apps I use it for, the AppImage alternative works quite well.  8)

And I've yet to try Applemage!  But it's now on my list of new things to try.  ;)  Thanks to you as well, Slim.

@perknh, The pricing looks way too good to "not" be a scam. an 8th generation i5 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD should cost at least a few hundred more than $475

My gut says go with a vendor with a longer track record such as Dell, System76, Sager etc.

Yeah, that price made my jaw drop! :o  Thanks, josephd.  I appreciate your take on the matter. :)

Same here I get rid of Flatpak too. I just don't understand Snaps or Flatpaks, when Deb files are faster and more secure.  ;D

The problem I see is with deb files such as Skype that require special permissions to roam freely.   This is what causes me to use a Flatpak for Skype because it at least containerizes the program.  Ubuntu snaps doesn't protect us from a program such as Skype either.  With Ubuntu you have to agree to use Snap Classic permissions if you want to install Skype via  a snap in Ubuntu-based distributions. ::)

I'm glad you shared that, josephd.  That's nice.  I've always fantasized having a sleek laptop that was made, and ONLY made, for Linux users in mind.

Now I've been wanting to share this link with the forum for a few days.  Of course there's always an element of chance when purchasing anything new on the market, but I figure the guys and gals here at Peppermint would find this new computer running Ubuntu interesting.  It's the Mytrix LinuxBook 7350 notebook.

Hey, it doesn't cost anything to look, to dream, and to fantasize! ;)

Hi LordKaan,

It's so easy to add a bookmark to the bookmark's bar in Brave, Chromium, Firefox, or Chrome; and, unless you want to, you don't have to sign in and sync your data in order to save a simple bookmark.  I've always been a fan of Yandex, but I see potential privacy problems with Yandex's approach to bookmarking.  Now that said, you can save all the sites you'd like in Yandex's Tableau page, so there is a readily available workaround.  But then if you save all your bookmarks on it's Tableau page, you won't be able to enjoy the phenomenal wallpapers they have because your screen will be all covered with miniature computer graphics. ::)

Yandex for Linux is still in beta, but it's fast, and it's cool looking little browser -- and it's got a DNSCrypt feature too, which itself is cool.  That said, I notice Cisco from the US isn't available in its DNS lineup now.  And a lot of its listings for DNS just don't work -- at least they don't work from here in the States.  :-\

I guess I skipped this part of the forum so I came back to set the record straight.

I'm Nuno, 42, I live near Lisbon in Portugal. I'm a lawyer but I've also been an enterpreneur in the last couple of years. I look with much interest to Linux since 2011, when I first tried Ubuntu 11.10.

I travel to Mozambique once or twice a year because I'm associated to a company that operates in there in the areas of education (higher education and also training vocational skills), water measuring and more recently in the area of aquaponics and agriculture.

Because I have a lot of contact with universities I still have the hope I can merge the skills of their teachers and students with one Linux Distro of reference. Sadly, I haven't been able to develop that part because my time is kind of limited (besides the professional part of my life, I'm a father of a 18 months girl).

Been experimenting Peppermint and I'm loving it. Hopefully, in the future my company will be run on Linux OSes solely.

Welcome to Peppermint, sotnas78.  So glad to hear you're enjoying Peppermint. :)

Announcements / Re: Nice recent PeppermintOS mention in the press!
« on: June 12, 2020, 04:40:13 am »
He [Mark Greaves] was a kind, gracious human and I’m thrilled that his passion project will continue.

-- Jason Evangelho

Me too! ;)

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