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Yeah, got the heads up on this elsewhere and updated straight away. Cheers

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What are you running Peppermint on? / Since October 2014..
« on: March 01, 2016, 03:06:26 pm »
PM5 is still rock solid on my Acer Aspire One 533.  ;D
This little netbook and distro combo has saved my bacon a few times when Microsoft Windows is concerned. (as well as the PM5 Live installation USB)

Tried installing PM5 and PM6 on an old HPG60 lappy but the Atheros AR5007 wifi was giving me a headache and never resolved it, so stuck to Win 7.
Having said that, PM5 or PM6 was miles quicker than windows 7 and would love to get this wifi issue sorted.. :-\

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Advanced Topics / openSSL DROWN vulnerability/ exploit
« on: March 01, 2016, 02:33:31 pm »
Hi all, it's been a while since I last posted, so much so, I had to reactivate my forum account  :o

Does this DROWN affect peppermint in any way or is it website servers only?
Will this be updated soon?
Seems to be critical along the same lines as Heartbleed a few years ago.

SSL TLS1.2 data can be intercepted whilst encrypted en-route to server/s from my understanding.


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Advanced Topics / Re: Docker security issue
« on: November 25, 2014, 09:34:00 am »
Thanks for the confirmation PCNetSpec  8)

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Advanced Topics / Docker security issue
« on: November 25, 2014, 08:28:53 am »
Is Docker within peppermint OS 5? as it seems to be in ubuntu 14.04

If it is, there seems to be 2  security issues that needs addressed..

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/25/docker_vulnerabilities/

Should we update manually or wait for ubuntu?

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/11/24/5

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Installation / Re: Sluggish Performance
« on: November 08, 2014, 07:07:43 am »
Hi and Welcome Brian,

I found this site for improving system responsiveness if it helps..

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/lubuntu

I must admit, it did make a difference using most of these tips after initial installation of P5  ;)

Regards, Rob

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Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: My i Theme
« on: October 27, 2014, 02:46:41 pm »
The above theme was adapted and edited using the following:

Snowbird interface theme.

Mac4Lin icon theme: with name edited icons which were replaced with Devian Art icons to replicate 'Yosemite' look
(had to search on-line for them and insert individually, took ages)

Docky.

Config editor to change Docky ;-)

Helvetica font pack (search on-line)

Yosemite background (search on-line)

Thanks to all the contibutors who have uploaded these files, you know who you are.

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Advanced Topics / Re: Panel preference tweaks [SOLVED]
« on: October 26, 2014, 04:20:31 pm »
ok, cheers  8)

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Advanced Topics / Re: alternate browsers...
« on: October 26, 2014, 04:18:50 pm »
Have tried, Opera, Safari, Chromium, Midori, Google Chrome, IE 5/6/7/8/9/10 [due to being part of the OS, bad move Bill G]  :D
and always fell back on my safety net of Mozilla Firefox (my choice due to experience and knowledge of this browser since approx 2000 the early days)

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Advanced Topics / Re: Panel preference tweaks
« on: October 26, 2014, 04:06:26 pm »
AndyInMokum, thanks that's done the trick  :)

Ah, so LXPanel doesn't support individual preferences for either/both text or icons separately.
I must have been thinking of the xfce panel manager from the past which can do this.

cool, thanks

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Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: My i Theme
« on: October 26, 2014, 03:48:12 pm »
Thanks folks!  ;)
window interface screen-shot also

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Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: NEW theme !
« on: October 26, 2014, 03:24:19 pm »
Nice, I like the darker minimalist theme with the red.
The less screen distractions the better, other than user icons to give focus.  ;D

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Advanced Topics / Panel preference tweaks [SOLVED]
« on: October 26, 2014, 03:14:02 pm »
Hi all, In need of 'experienced assistance.'

1. Is there any way to add a search facility to the panel? I can't seem to find it in the 'Panel Preferences' [Advanced] tab.

2. Also, Is there a tweak to show the function 'name' opposed to the icon for the panel item?
I seem to remember an option to do this but, it may have been in an xfce distro used in the past.. :-\

Help would be sincerely appreciated  :)

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What are you running Peppermint on? / Acer AO533 revived
« on: October 25, 2014, 05:44:06 pm »
Hi folks,

This Acer AO533 came with Windows 7 starter which lasted about 6 months from new before I eventually ditched it. (even with a 2Gb DDR3 RAM upgrade it was slow)

Having experimented /tried various distro's as a linux newbie, Zorin, Linux Mint Xfce (Maya), Xubuntu, Pear OS 7 & 8 and Elementary OS to name a few over the last two years, I have happily anchored peppermint 5 to my Acer AO533.

  To speed things up more,I have upgraded this AO533 with a Sandisk SSD and Peppermint 5 flies on this with the btrfs (file system)
Around 12-15 seconds to login screen from cold boot and 3 seconds to shutdown..wow! (having tweaked and optimised things for the SSD.)
Instead of Chromium, I opted for Mozilla Firefox as a browser (due to having 15 years experience with it) purely for the advantages of tweaks, plug-ins and config settings for security and optimisations.

I love the speed and simplicity of this distro without too many bells and whistles.

Who says old net-books are dead?  ;)


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Artwork, Themes, and Icons / My i Theme
« on: October 25, 2014, 04:37:58 pm »
Hello fellow forum members,
After trying different linux distros over the last couple of years for my netbook, I have happily opted for peppermint 5 (P5) due to it's speed and simplicity. (Good job guys)
Here is my clean looking deskktop theme based on somethin else lol



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