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New Users / Re: Im new on forum but not new to peppermint
« Last post by The Omen on September 21, 2019, 11:26:46 am »
WOW, i feel quite honored as a new comer with zero street creds on this forum as of yet.

As a side note, how do i give karma points to others that may deserve to have a few?
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General Discussion / Re: Ubuntu Devs Detail Plan for 32-bit Support in Ubuntu 19.10
« Last post by The Omen on September 21, 2019, 11:23:23 am »
For what its worth, i also have an antique eeepc 1015pe series netbook that originally ran i think it was winxp 32 bit even though it has an Intel n450 processor that is rated for 64 bit.

I installed Peppermint 10 64 bit on it and stripped the hell out of it so it could function reasonably well. many tweaks and hacks, lol.

it is still all original with the 1 gig ram, 160 gig HDD'

It cold boots in 45 sec. and reboots in about 38 sec.

other than using an SSD which is not going to happen since i use it to just experiment with, i am thinking that this is just fine.

i have heard through the grapevine that a P 10 respin is forthcoming and would love to know if there is going to be an easy upgrade proceedure or to just let it be.
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New Users / Re: Im new on forum but not new to peppermint
« Last post by PCNetSpec on September 21, 2019, 11:18:56 am »
"infamous" LOL .. yeah that's me :))

Karma is just where people kinda 'upvote', aka. applaud (or possibly 'downvote', aka. smite) a post you've made .. here have a few more :)
('karma' is a running total of applaud minus smite)
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New Users / Re: black screen when my laptop boot
« Last post by czarjuly on September 21, 2019, 11:07:18 am »
after the latest updates my computer starts to boot normally again,many thanks to the developers for their effort
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New Users / Re: Im new on forum but not new to peppermint
« Last post by The Omen on September 21, 2019, 11:06:10 am »
AH, PCNetSpec, Administrator.

You must be the famous, (or infamous), Mr. Mark Greaves i have heard so much about from my Linux tutor/mentor.

This is a very nice, non bloated, tidy distro i have the pleasure of using for the past 2 yrs or so, thanks to your diligent efforts.

Many thanks, The Omen

PS the captchas are torture, i would rather have a root canal minus the novacaine.

As a side note, what does the "karma" mean, i notice i have one, lol.
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General Discussion / Re: Ubuntu Devs Detail Plan for 32-bit Support in Ubuntu 19.10
« Last post by PCNetSpec on September 21, 2019, 10:58:21 am »
Not sure I agree with that, there's no real technical reason 64bit software should be resource heavier than 32bit .. in fact technically running 32bit software on a 64bit OS should be heavier because it requires an emulator (WOW64 on Windows, and additional support libs in Linux).

Now that's not to say IN PRACTICE that 64bit apps aren't often heavier (they tend to be newer and utilise newer libraries), just that they don't HAVE to be.



Really it's a case of - do upstream continue to fully maintain all the 32bit apps when their own usage figures suggest 32bit ISO's are rarely used these days .. I mean that's a LOT of man hours and effort for very few users. At some point 32bit needs to disappear, keeping it around is not only a massive effort but doesn't encourage the few devs left that haven't ported their software 32bit --> 64bit to get of their a**es and do it (in the same way browsers supporting flash for years didn't encourage devs to move their software from flash --> html5).

Oddly I'd say maintaining 32bit (but just the necessary libs, not all the software) make more sense for the server/corporate environment than the desktop .. like Windows they're more tied to backwards compatibility. Windows cannot afford to ditch 32bit entirely, imagine the uproar if half the bespoke corporate software stopped working .. in the Linux server/corporate world software isn't generally the problem, more some older drivers (think things like printers/plotters/etc.). But that's the plan, ditch the 32bit software (I mean nobody uses or creates it any more) but keep just the libs that will allow 32bit functionality.

You also have to consider a LOT of software is now ONLY being developed as 64bit (take Chrome/Skype/etc. for example), so it's becoming progressively harder to create a functional desktop experience as time goes on, and this is accelerating exponentially.

IMHO, Linux needs to drop 32bit ISO's (there's very little 32bit only hardware left out there), but for the time being keep the 32bit libraries that allow legacy 32bit software to work in 64bit Linux .. but EVENTUALLY even those libs needs to disappear.
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New Users / Re: Encryption
« Last post by PCNetSpec on September 21, 2019, 10:29:14 am »
Do you mean just an encrypted home folder/partition, encrypted home and swap, or full disk encryption ?
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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Peppermint 10 on a mid-2011 iMac i5 2.5 GHz
« Last post by PCNetSpec on September 21, 2019, 10:26:00 am »
Personally I think it's nuts if Apple consider a sandy bridge i5 'legacy' ??? .. but hey if it means another Peppermint PC..... :)
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New Users / Re: Im new on forum but not new to peppermint
« Last post by PCNetSpec on September 21, 2019, 10:19:48 am »
Welcome The Omen nice to meet you, looking forward to your taking part in our friendly little community :)

BTW, now you're past 'first post approval' you shouldn't see the captcha any more.
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New Users / Re: Im new on forum but not new to peppermint
« Last post by Johan on September 21, 2019, 09:15:53 am »
@The Omen: Wellcome on the Pepp forum 8)
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