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Title: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 23, 2014, 10:44:14 am
We hope you're enjoying your stay and having fun with our distribution and browsing the forums. We like to think we're a friendly community and we're ready to help support you with hardware or software problems, share geeky screen captures of our desktops, and chat about all things Linux and otherwise.

This topic is for all members, new or veteran, newbie or guru, casual or power user, to introduce themselves to the crowd, if they like. We're all keen to get to know our community, and that's what this is for.

By the way, it's not really 'obligatory' ;)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction Topic
Post by: rjm65 on June 23, 2014, 10:59:13 am
My Name is Robert, I was first introduced to Linux way back when in 2006 to an Ubuntu distro... I was happy running Ubuntu on all my machines that were older until Ubuntu switched to the unity desktop environment....  At this point I sought out other distros and was told to try Peppermint and a few others on my older machines... I still run peppermint 3 on these machines... I have come to enjoy the fact that the Peppermint forum is like an extended family, and even though there is some kidding around in the posts, they always seem to come up with the answers I need in a fast and timely fashion...  Their Forum is what makes them one of the most popular distros out there, the support is incredible....  Thank you one and all here at Peppermint for an enjoyable linux experience....   ;)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction Topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 23, 2014, 11:23:47 am
Me...

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

Ageing beardy/hippy/biker from Cornwall England, with a love for all things 'Linux' .. I enjoy helping others get to grips with Linux in general, but more specifically Peppermint, so any assistance I give is as much for selfish reasons as any kind of altruism ;)

Anyway, good to know you all .. we have a GREAT team here who you'll find both friendly and helpful, so give us a shout if we can do anything for you :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction Topic
Post by: emegra on June 23, 2014, 12:19:12 pm
Hi guys

My name is Graeme I'm a 54 year old motor mechanic from Dundee, Scotland, father of 2 beautiful daughters and grandfather to a beautiful wee girl, finding myself getting grumpier as each year passes or at least so my daughters tell me , I enjoy messing about with computers and anything Linux although I wouldn't consider myself tech savvy but enjoy helping out where I can.




Graeme
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: kendall on June 23, 2014, 01:11:01 pm
Hello all. My name is Kendall Weaver and I'm a 30 year old programmer and photographer from Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA (just south of Asheville). A few years ago my friend Shane and I got to talking about desktop Linux over some beers and ended up starting Peppermint OS and it's been a fun ride ever since. I have a wonderful girlfriend named Rachel and we have a dog named Oscar who might be the most timid chihuahua in the world. My photography company is called Kendall Weaver Imaging LLC and I specialize in portraiture and travel photography. Feel free to check me out at http://www.kendallweaver.com/ (http://www.kendallweaver.com/). When I can get away from work I greatly prefer to spend my time swimming in rivers, tending to my pepper plants, or hanging out at the local public house. For the most part I'm a simple guy and I try to live a simple life. It's my pleasure to offer Peppermint to the world and I'm eternally grateful to the other members of the team who contribute their time and energy to helping make this project what it is.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: TonyB on June 23, 2014, 02:29:09 pm
I'm not sure I should be allowed in such illustrious company...

I'm Tony, aged 64, an Englishman from Kent, UK now living just outside Durban, South Africa. My wife comes from Peckham, South-East London (though she prefers to call it 'East Dulwich') & we have adult 3 daughters.

I had no experience of computers whatsoever until I bought a PC in 2007. That lasted precisely 2 years until the motherboard and hard drives rusted away (I live literally across the road from the sea in a very humid climate).

So I bought a laptop. My first introduction to Linux came when Microsoft asked me for an extortionate amount to permanently add MS Office to this new laptop after their free trial period had expired. My natural curiosity and an inner voice told me to google possible alternatives and I discovered (in those days) OpenOffice, which I downloaded and found to be almost the same as the MS proprietary alternative.

From then on I was hooked....... "if I can find a free version of Office, maybe there's a free browser"   Actually, of course, there are several, and apparently they're all a bit more secure.  And then the BIG step was when I discovered operating systems, in particular Ubuntu.

My journey took me to Linux Mint & thence to Peppermint, though I've installed & discarded other distros along the way.

I completely agree with others who say that Peppermint has such a friendly forum and I firmly believe that, although my level of knowledge is pretty poor, it is my duty to repay the community by chipping in with answers to (simple) questions wherever I can. Unfortunately, many of the requests are simply too technical for me to venture an opinion, but I'm often stalking you all in an effort to gain more knowledge.

So I hope you don't mind too much that I'm here.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Dragonsblood on June 24, 2014, 09:35:55 am
I'm Chase aka Dragonsblood. 32 year old security guard and aspiring writer. I was introduced to Linux in college in 2007 and found Peppermint OS 4 in 2013 while recovering from Celiac disease. Recently installed Peppermint OS 5 and is hasn't disappointed me yet!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 24, 2014, 09:43:40 am
Hi Chase, and welcome to the forum :)

Happy to hear you're enjoying Peppermint 5 :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Rex Bouwense on June 25, 2014, 11:44:14 am
Hi.  I'm Rex.  I did have Peppermint 4 on my netbook, but hadn't been back to the forum for a while and then to my surprise I couldn't log on to the "old" forum but there was a "new" forum.  OK.  I was looking to download 5 and see what the user responses to the new version were.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: mac on June 25, 2014, 02:28:27 pm
Welcome to the new forum, rexbouwense and to P5
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 25, 2014, 03:21:23 pm
+1 .. welcome back :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: gurdonark on June 25, 2014, 10:38:00 pm
Hi all. I'm Robert Nunnally. I live in Allen, Texas, about 25 miles north of Dallas. Though I've had a little linux netbook for a few years, my time as a heavy linux user dates closer to 18 months.

I work as a commercial litigation attorney during the day. My avocation is making electronica music which I release under Creative Commons licenses on netlabels. I also like bird watching and tournament chess.

My wife and I have been married for 24 years. don't have kids,  but we do have a neat little dog we adopted at SPCA.

I am not a power user and not a coder. I rarely try to code in anything more complex than Logo.  :). I use linux because I believe in sharing culture and liberal licensing. Also, I find it easy and fun to use.  I'm even able sometimes to diagnose and solve my own problems.   ;D

I'm excited to put Peppermint 5 on, as now I run my laptop on Peppermint 4. I run my desktop on Fedora 20, and run Porteus on a USB stick when I travel for work with my older, Windows laptop. I like LXDE and lightweight programs and gear.

I like the forum here because folks are helpful and patient.



Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: sandstormzach on June 26, 2014, 01:54:50 pm
I'm Zach, I'm probably one of the youngest people here at age 21 and I've been using Linux for about 8 months or so. I am a serial OS switcher, mostly favoring Elementary OS and Ubuntu Gnome, and am currently running Peppermint 5, which is going well so far. I'm not the most tech-savvy person but I enjoy tweaking every little thing on my desktop that I can.

Despite getting my Bachelor's degree at age 20, I'm stuck working part-time as a cashier. When I'm not working I enjoy doing various nerdy things (playing video games, watching cartoons and anime, reading tabletop RPG books, etc). I'm not the most interesting person and I probably can't help with any technical problems, but I do enjoy reading the discussions.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: DerrianWolf on September 17, 2014, 07:58:12 pm
Well I'll be damned, shiney new forum not sure if anyone remembers me and my acer aspire one

Anyways I have a new rig, a custom built Pentium I7 with 10GB DDR3 and 2GB GDDR5, 1 x 120GB SSD 1 x 250GB SSD 1 x 500GB HDD

The 120 has win 7 installed, and the 250 I'll be hooking up with Peppermint.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 17, 2014, 09:08:51 pm
Now that's a computer  :o .. sommat tells me Peppermint will run "reasonably" well on it .. shouldn't strain it too much  ;)

Oh, and welcome to the new forum.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on September 18, 2014, 01:44:15 am
Hi DerrianWolf, welcome back to the Peppermint Forum.  That rig is a bit of beast - eh :P! Nice one ;)!!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: DerrianWolf on September 18, 2014, 03:28:43 am
Cheers guys, I'd originally planned on spending between four and five hundred quid on a moderate gaming pc from amazon, when by chance I spotted this one on a local listing site for only £250
And she's a beast alright, even with windows 7 (which I'll have to keep on the smaller drive, simply for my gaming needs.) She runs like an absolute dream, I'm hoping that P5 will double the power.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 18, 2014, 07:19:53 am
Please let us know how you get on with PM5 :)

It'll be interesting to see if it makes a huge difference or if on such a powerful system it's a "less" noticeable improvement than on a weaker system.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: DerrianWolf on September 18, 2014, 02:10:33 pm
ooh pretty snappy  :D I just set up a LAMP Server on the machine as well.  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: 10i on September 18, 2014, 04:46:15 pm
Hi everyone, my name is Theunis - although since 6 months of age I have been Tienie.

I am 33 and live in East London, South Africa. I work at a computer sales chain store as a hardware salesman, although some times I help out in the technical side when needed. We sell Windows PC's and Macs, and occasionally I will find someone who knows Linux.

I have been using Peppermint since ICE was the current flavour. Before that I was using Ubuntu, played around with Mandrake, Puppy and a few others. I have found that few distros are as easy to use as Peppermint. I am not an expert and am still learning, but I see that as a good thing.

Welcome to all the newcomers and thanks for sharing here.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: cavy on November 05, 2014, 10:43:02 am
Hi guys, I tried Peppermint-5, a few months ago as part of my distro hopping experience when I fall out love with buntu's unity, its well known flaws appeared to be occurring with all buntu based releases, Arch, Deb and RPM's have their own issues/foibles.

I found Peppermint to be vice-free and functional but Spartan. At the time I didn't have the knowledge to turn it into something special, I only had Unity as my yardstick.

In search of the perfect desktop system, that would offer Encrypted/LVM installation, stability, then my new mantra, minus the bloat-ware, (ISO files have doubled in size since buntu's 12.04), I could turn in to my own little piece of heaven. 

I had the answer all the time, D'oah..!

The tutorials I found enlightening due their concise, clear presentation and instruction. I was able FIRST time to remove “light-locker” install the “screen saver”, install “auto-start” function, then edit the “gedit text editor” correctly. Ditto with the new “Login screen”, the “.face” avatar, find new “Widgets” and “Icons” to freshen up the appearance of my desktop.

Thank you, I hope to have many more years of vice- free and functional usage, albeit with a desktop now to my liking. I really need to brush up on bash skills, and learn the Linux way.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on November 05, 2014, 12:05:15 pm
Hi cavy, welcome aboard  ;). Its great to hear you are enjoying Peppermint Five.  We think its a great distro to build upon and really make your own.  Peppermint Five should give you years of reliable, hassle free service.  If you have any issues or questions don't hesitate to use the forums.  Someone will be here to help you out - have fun  ;).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 05, 2014, 07:57:44 pm
Hiya caxy, and welcome to Peppermint Candyland :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: geoponer on November 06, 2014, 01:37:43 am
My name is Vassilis and I live in Athens, Greece. I came across PeppermintOS while trying to find the best lightweight Linux distribution for my terribly slow Acer Aspire One 751h netbook a couple of years ago (version 4 back then). I tried several of them but I stuck with Peppermint as I found it the most well-balanced one, offering full functionality, great user experience for a Linux amateur like me (I have no experience with Linux at all) and still it is light on resources. I have to admit that even now I am cheating on Peppermint, testing other distros that might be even more responsive (e.g. Lubuntu) but I also admit that in such cases I miss the functionality that Peppermint OS offers...

Unfortunately I have no geeky desktop to share, as I tend to keep everything as simple as possible. I have tried to use conky in the past (I love the functionality it offers) but never managed to achieve what I saw in other desktops so I quickly gave up.

I am glad to be a part of this great and helpful community; even though it is hard for me to contribute (due to my absolute lack of knowledge about Linux), I enjoy reading posts, getting ideas and how-to's and of course try to spread the word about Peppermint as much as I can (combined with installations of Peppermint OS, where possible!).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on November 06, 2014, 02:41:02 am
Hi Vassilis, your enthusiasm towards the Peppermint project is wonderfully refreshing  8)!!  You have already made a great contribution by introducing others to Peppermint Five - kudos  ;)!!  The "techie" bits come with time.  I've only been using Linux for about 18 months and Peppermint for just under a year.  I'm still very much a nOOb.  The learning process is immensely satisfying and rewarding though  ;D.  Many thanks and keep spreading the word  ;)!!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: artman on November 06, 2014, 04:00:05 pm
Hi,
My name is Henrik and I am from Sweden.
I have been a pepperminter since Peppermint 3. Back in the 80s I used C64 and Amiga. 90s it was Apple. 2000s Windows. 2010s Peppermint and that is what I call progression  :D (well I need to have Windows in my work so dual-boot is a savior.

Professionally I am a professor at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) in Human-Computer Interaction. My programming skills is however totally outdated and now I mainly work with research about usability acquisition processes in systems development, design learning, design of cock-pits and command and control units.

In my sparetime I have interests in aquariums, beer-brewing and music (old-school industrial, independent rock/pop, and reggae) and modding computers, cell-phones and other technologies.

I have Peppermint  on most of my (old)computers at home, dual boot (Peppermint/win) on my work computer and I try out different Linux-distros all the time. On my phones i prefer Android MIUI. I really like my Xiaomi Mi3.

Well that is bits and pieces about me!

/Henrik

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Kunkuru on November 08, 2014, 04:47:27 pm
Hi I'm Kunkuru. 27 from New Zealand. Been on a few Linux Distros but mostly Ubuntu. Not an advanced by any means, but I do enjoy using Linux. This is my first go on Peppermint. I'm liking it alot and I think I will stick with it for a while.  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 10, 2014, 08:25:18 am
Hi geoponer, artman, and Kunkuru, and welcome :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: 10i on November 12, 2014, 12:58:38 pm
Welcome guys, it is amazing how Linux can unite people from different countries :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: BALLOON a.k.a. Fu-sen. on November 18, 2014, 10:15:05 am
The Peppermint candy is delicious.  :P
I am a person supporting some Linux distro in Japan.
And I have come across appetizing candy. There is eating this!  :D

There were a great many Windows users until now in Japan.
The peoples who were going to install Linux in Windows XP PC appeared one after another in Japan 1 year ago.
I would increase Japanese users of Peppermint when I came across Peppermint at this time.

But it cannot be late even if I go now!
I tell a Japanese users from now on.
"I found delicious Peppermint candy" ;)

I carry Peppermint to Japan!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 18, 2014, 12:28:00 pm
Hi BALOON, and welcome to Peppermint candyland :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on November 18, 2014, 12:56:18 pm
Hi BALLON, welcome to the forum, your "one stop Peppermint candy shop"  ;)!!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: emegra on November 18, 2014, 01:55:24 pm
Hi Balloon and welcome to our humble forum it's always nice to have new members and new users

If you have any issues or problems don't be afraid to ask and hopefully someone smarter than me will assist you




Graeme
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: nomko on November 18, 2014, 03:33:57 pm
I've already posted some questions which were answered by some (thanks for that!). Just found this part of the forum.

Ok, my name is Nomko. I'm from The Hague, The Netherlands, male 40 yr. I've been using computers since mid 90's, somewhere around 1995/1996. I started out with a 486SX50 and for those who don't know this processor type: it is basically a 486 DX CPU without the floating point unit (FPU). With that system i ran DOS 3.3 and later on up to DOS 6.22 till i switched to Win95, Windows NT4.0 (due to some instability with Win95 i switched to Win NT4.0) followed by Win98 and after that used Win 200 Pro for several years. Then used XP for a few years and ditch Windows completely for Linux after getting annoyed and pissed off due to an overkill of malware...

Started in 2007 with Ubuntu 7.04 installing all version after that till Ubuntu 10.04. Stopped using Ubuntu after version 10.04.3 when they introduced the horrible Unity desktop. Started using Mint and ended up with Mint 17 which feels and looks good, they've made great improvements but beside that it feels somewhat bloated and sluggish.

Was reading something about Peppermint OS and i felt like i should give Peppermint a try. Although not really found of the Lxde desktop, the overall look of Peppermint pleases me in some way. So.....here i am!

I won't say i'm a experienced user or a real geek or nerd, i'm a regular user that just happens to know a lot about Linux to a certain level, learning it the hard way.  I always repair my own systems, always putting my own systems together and even a laptop i fix.

I have a desktop system and a MSI GE70-2PE notebook which will replace my current desktop completely.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 18, 2014, 03:53:12 pm
Welcome nomko, hope you enjoy your foray into the peppered up mint ;)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on November 18, 2014, 04:09:03 pm
Hi nomko, welcome to the Peppermint Bunch.  Nice CV  ;)!!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: dobrivoj on June 10, 2015, 03:40:34 pm
Hello there, my name is Dobrivoj and I come from Serbia. Yesterday I give a try to Peppermint 6 and I'm pleased how this OS works. I've made a bootable USB stick and tried it in LIVE and as I said I'm very pleased how it works. I've been a Debian user but since Debian has released their new"Stable" crap release called Jessie and turned to dark (systemd) side, I'm in search for a new good distro.And I think I finally managed to find it. Soon I have to bring home "new" computer parts and when I build my PC I will definitely install Peppermint OS

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: emegra on June 10, 2015, 05:23:12 pm
Hi dobrivoj

Welcome to our forum, glad to hear you're enjoying Peppermint, by the sound of it you're not new to Linux but if you have any problems please don't be afraid to ask




Graeme
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 10, 2015, 05:42:57 pm
Yep, welcome to the forum dobrivoj :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on June 10, 2015, 06:02:59 pm
Hi Dobrivoj, welcome aboard  ;)!!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: bluzeo on July 01, 2015, 04:27:58 pm
hey guys i brand to peppermint but not to Linux per say. i been running Linux for about an year or close to it . im an college kid that has an big goal of becoming an owner of his own computer shop which will sale only hardware and help people discover Linux or an os that fit their needs  :) :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on July 01, 2015, 04:44:04 pm
Hi bluzeo, welcome to the Peppermint Forum  8).  You've come to the right place to learn more about Linux for sure. Don't be shy, dive in when you've any questions.  I like your style.  You've admirable ambitions - outstanding  ;)!!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on July 02, 2015, 08:30:35 pm
Hello bluzeo,

Welcome to Peppermint forum.  How I wish there were more guys out there like you.

You may find this link interesting.

http://symplepc.com/blogs/news/16853255-symple-introduces-the-89-planet-friendly-ubuntu-linux-web-workstation (http://symplepc.com/blogs/news/16853255-symple-introduces-the-89-planet-friendly-ubuntu-linux-web-workstation)

bluzeo, believe it or not, you hit the jackpot here when you discovered this forum, and you'll discover why soon.  :)

Welcome to, and enjoy, Peppermint forum.  We learn a lot, and have a lot of fun here too.

perknh
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: darknet on September 21, 2015, 01:25:32 pm
Hi, i am drum and live in the dutch-speaking part of Belgium.
I work with linux, mac osx and windows.
My personal favourite is linux on my desktops 8), for work (federal state of belgium) i must use windows :(.
Peppermint os is gonna be my first attempt with the lxde desktop.
As i type this the download of peppermint6 respin is running, after i finished the building of a new kitchen in my house i am gonna install this on one of my desktops.
 
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 21, 2015, 02:56:36 pm
Hiya drum, and welcome to the forum .. let's hope you like Peppermint :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on September 21, 2015, 05:52:21 pm
Hi drum, welcome to the Peppermint Forum neighbour  8).  I hope you like our speedy LXDE hybrid.  It's a lot of fun to use  ;).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Dave_D on September 22, 2015, 10:34:39 am
I never did this, so here goes...

Pushing into the retirement-age phase. Been a computer junkie since getting a TRS-80 back in 1980. I'm a developer of commercial real estate for my day job and live in a far-north suburb of Philadelphia. As a dedicated insomniac, I can usually be found at 3AM listening to the Stones on vinyl, AM broadcast band DX, air traffic over the Atlantic on shortwave, making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or trying to install a Linux distro without hosing my Windows partition.

Much to the wife's annoyance, I haven't divested myself of several laptops, a few tablets, a kindle, a Moto G, a rooted HTC Eris, an HTC Trophy Windows Phone, PSP 1000, Kindle and two boxes of PC, several shortwave receivers, a bunch of VHF-UHF scanners....and my pride and joy Timex-Sinclair 1000 complete with 9" B&W TV montor.

Why would I ?   :D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 22, 2015, 10:53:41 am
You're asking the wrong person here .. I want all my Amiga's back :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: northern on September 22, 2015, 10:14:27 pm
Hi everyone, my name is Jon and I live in the Yukon in Canada. Been using Linux for almost a year and have installed it on all my computers (4).  I have found Peppermint to be a nice balance of all things i want in a  OS.
 Got our 1st computer in the mid 80s, I believe it was an 8088 with a huge 30mb hard drive lol. 
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Dave_D on September 22, 2015, 10:17:42 pm
Hi everyone, my name is Jon and I live in the Yukon in Canada. Been using Linux for almost a year and have installed it on all my computers (4).  I have found Peppermint to be a nice balance of all things i want in a  OS.
 Got our 1st computer in the mid 80s, I believe it was an 8088 with a huge 30mb hard drive lol.

northern! Howdy
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: WaltH on September 24, 2015, 09:30:52 am
I can't remember whether I actually introduced myself the first time I tried Peppermint (which I think was version two). Regardless, it's been a while since I left the Peppermint fold, so I guess I qualify as a new user/convert.

I live in Idaho, write songs in my spare time, and have been a full-time home Linux user since 2001 (dual-booted with Windows 95 and 98 for a while before that). I started out on Mandrake 8.0, which took me three or four hours to install because the user had to go through various menus to select the software s/he wanted to install. I've used smaller distros (Feather Linux, Libranet, Puppy - before all the variants came along, Vector) and larger distros (Mint, openSuSE, Ubuntu very briefly) and now Peppermint. Over the years, I've managed to tame if not completely overcome my command line phobia  :) but I am certainly still no expert.

Between this community and the videos I've been watching from Linux Help Guy, this seems a great time to be a Peppermint user.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: scifidude79 on September 24, 2015, 10:23:49 am
Welcome back.  It's always great to have another person come back to Peppermint.   :D  I was thinking your username looked familiar, I probably remember you from the old forum.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: WaltH on September 24, 2015, 10:31:02 am
Welcome back.  It's always great to have another person come back to Peppermint.   :D  I was thinking your username looked familiar, I probably remember you from the old forum.
No doubt. I'm sure I posted there a time or two (or three). It's nice to see the progress that has been made with Peppermint over the years.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: scifidude79 on September 24, 2015, 02:28:24 pm
No doubt. I'm sure I posted there a time or two (or three). It's nice to see the progress that has been made with Peppermint over the years.

I know what you mean.  I've been with Peppermint off and on (100% on now) since the first or second respin of Peppermint One.  It's amazing how this distribution has grown over the past five years.   :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: N4RPS on November 09, 2015, 07:20:29 pm
Hello, All!

Kudos to the Peppermint OS development team. After having tried on and off over the years to make Linux work - to no avail, it was Lubuntu 11.04 that was able to get me into using Linux regularly.

My favorite distro is Linux Lite, but it seems to be sluggish on PCs using 1 GB of RAM or less. Even with 2 GB RAM and an SSD, neither LL nor Lubuntu proved to be responsive enough on this machine (HP Mini210-1091NR).

I'm impressed with the way LXPup runs with some snap on a flash drive, plugged into an ancient Compaq Evo N600c with 512 MB RAM, using USB 1.1. However, even though LXPup Tahr is Ubuntu-compatible, it still has somewhat of a learning curve to it.

I thought I might have to go with LXPup for the HP as well, but then I tried out Peppermint OS. I'm not at all into cloud computing, but since Peppermint's cloud-based approach means far less bloat than anything else Ubuntu, I believe that this is a part of why Peppermint is so much faster. Since the developers of PCManFM, in their eminent wisdom, no longer trust us with root user support out of the box, the fact that unlike Lubuntu, PCManFM is not insidiously intertwined with it is a real plus...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 09, 2015, 07:34:14 pm
Hey N4RPS, and welcome to the forum :) .. a radio ham eh ?
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on November 09, 2015, 07:40:28 pm
73 DE N4RPS

Welcome aboard !!!

51's N7XVK   ;D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on November 09, 2015, 08:25:57 pm
Hi N4RPS, welcome aboard  ;).  Yeah, we're quite a bit different from other Ubuntu spins.  We truly believe in freedom of choice.  I hope you enjoy the ride  ;)!!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on November 10, 2015, 01:22:05 am
Welcome N4RPS

Quote
Knows Just Enough Linux to be DANGEROUS

HAHA Love it - Ain't that the truth  8)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: N4RPS on November 10, 2015, 02:42:10 am
Hello!

Welcome aboard !!!

51's N7XVK   ;D

As in the Las Vegas 51s?

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: N4RPS on November 10, 2015, 03:05:11 am
Hello!

Hey N4RPS, and welcome to the forum :) .. a radio ham eh ?

Yes, indeed. I have a General class license. I started off as KF4ICR, copied enough code to answer enough questions to get Tech Plus (and the vanity call) in '98, and took advantage of the opportunity to upgrade with only the written General exam in 2000. Since my future involves some international travel, an upgrade to Extra is forthcoming because unless you hold an Extra-class ticket, CEPT limits you to Technician privileges.

It all started for me in the spring of '96. You see, my brother was going to take his Technician exam, and I just happened to glean enough out of "Now You're Talking" during the trip to the testing site to pass the exam by one question. Despite his having studied, my bro failed the examby one question, and had to return the next month to test again to finally pass. Of course, he'll NEVER live that down...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: N4RPS on November 10, 2015, 03:12:33 am
HAHA Love it - Ain't that the truth  8)

Nothing like truth in advertising, eh?

I already see PM6 as something new to master. The more I play around with Peppermint, the more I like its perfect blend of what I like most about XFCE and LXDE in one platform.

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: N4RPS on November 10, 2015, 03:17:37 am
Hello!

Hi N4RPS, welcome aboard  ;).  Yeah, we're quite a bit different from other Ubuntu spins.  We truly believe in freedom of choice.  I hope you enjoy the ride  ;)!!

From what I've seen so far here, a great OS and helpful user forums go a long way...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 10, 2015, 10:09:19 am
I already see PM6 as something new to master. The more I play around with Peppermint, the more I like its perfect blend of what I like most about XFCE and LXDE in one platform.

Yep, Peppermint are more than happy to step outside a DE's defaults where we think there are better options that can be integrated into a better whole .. happy to hear you like the approach too :)

Feel free to make any suggestions for improvement though (there's always room for that) .. we welcome input, in fact we positively encourage it ;)

[EDIT]

Talking of improvements - you know when you type something long without looking up at the screen (because like most computer users you never trained as a touch typist), then when you look up you realise you must have accidentally hit the CAPS lock somewhere near the beginning .. why can't you highlight the capital text and hit a button to make it all lower case instead of having to retype it all ? .. most text editors allow you to do it with bold or italics, but not CAPS .. why not, that's the one you're most likely to do accidentally ? ::)

BTW, can you guess what I just did.....

<PCNetSpec steps down from the ranting pulpit feeling somewhat calmer .. whilst at the same time suffering a nagging feeling that someone's going to make him look like a gibbering idiot by pointing out this has always been possible>
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on November 10, 2015, 03:02:47 pm
Yes, indeed. I have a General class license. I started off as KF4ICR, copied enough code to answer enough questions to get Tech Plus (and the vanity call) in '98, and took advantage of the opportunity to upgrade with only the written General exam in 2000. Since my future involves some international travel, an upgrade to Extra is forthcoming because unless you hold an Extra-class ticket, CEPT limits you to Technician privileges.

Sweet !

I earned my Tech license in '92 - and have kept it current ever since.  I also passed the writtens all the way to General, but never could wrap my mind around the code part - didn't even bother getting tested on it.  Doesn't matter, I guess.  All I do is bounce 2M/440 off the mountaintop repeaters, here in Arizona.  Most of my family are also HAMs too, so at least I have someone to talk to.  We're a fading breed...

Anyway, someday I'll get my General.  I've read that it's easier now.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: N4RPS on November 11, 2015, 03:08:28 am
Hello1

Anyway, someday I'll get my General.  I've read that it's easier now.

It certainly is. No more code testing you just take the multiple-guess written ones. As I see it, you don't really get a lot more frequencies to use as an Extra, so were it not for my situation, I wouldn't bother.

Of course, they made the Extra class test more difficult, but considering some of the folks in my neck of the woods who have successfully upgraded, it can't be too bad.

Perhaps we can QSO on Echolink sometime...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on November 11, 2015, 07:58:07 am
The closest I got to Ham radio was a tweaked Uniden 28-30 radio opened up to 26-30 so it could be used for CB in the UK.

40w was great especially as you were meant to be limited to 4w   Fun times (Childish I know) messing with me m8's on the side bands :P

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/VPrPfW1Kwlk/hqdefault.jpg (https://i.ytimg.com/vi/VPrPfW1Kwlk/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: benfnov on November 25, 2015, 03:05:10 pm
Hello!   My name is Ben, and I live in  just outside Washington DC.     Although LINUX is used at work, I am purely a consumer.  I was intrigued by Peppermint as a way to rejuvenate several elderly laptops that had been abandoned by my family.   I now have three perfectly-workable computers that are sitting around the house for easy access whenever anyone wants to get on the internet to check mail, Facebook, or buy something on Amazon. 

I also very much like the clean and easy-to understand Peppermint interface.  I would assert that it is  much easier to access settings and other tools with Peppermint than is the case with Windows 10.   Speaking of which, I recently purchased a new computer pre-installed with Windows 10.  I am not quite ready to go all-in with Peppermint on this new machine,  but I have installed Peppermint 6 on a USB flash drive to see if there are any  performance  improvements with graphics-heavy applications that have a LINUX version.   I am looking forward to learning more and being part of this interesting community. 

Cheers!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: emegra on November 25, 2015, 03:21:18 pm
Hi benfnov

Welcome aboard the good ship Peppermint,

Thank you for trying Peppermint, glad to hear you're liking our humble offerings so far and great to hear of these "elderly laptops" getting a new lease of life, I'm sure you'll find this a friendly and helpful community so if you have any problems please don't be afraid to ask you'll find we're more than willing to help, we're always looking for feedback so if you have any suggestions that will improve Peppermint or anything you don't like don't be afraid to speak up, we might snarl but we don't bite  :)


Graeme
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on November 25, 2015, 05:07:31 pm
Hi benfnov, welcome to the Peppermint Forum.  It's always nice to have new members.  It's good to know you've rejuvenated three old computers - outstanding work  8).  Peppermint also makes a great fit on new machines too.  They start to perform like high octane drag racers.  You'll find that the graphics capability with Peppermint like other OS's, is very dependant on your hardware.  The low overhead certainly helps in optimizing what you have.  As Emegra has already said, if you need something answered or explained, please speak up.  We're here to help  ;).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 26, 2015, 06:11:52 am
Hi benfnov, and welcome to striped candyland :)

Great to hear you're resurrecting old computers from the grave with Peppermint .. and better still that you're enjoying it :)

As has been said, welcome aboard.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on November 26, 2015, 04:04:44 pm
Welcome aboard, Ben !!!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on November 27, 2015, 12:46:06 pm
Hi Ben and Welcome to the best user forum experience bar none.

Oh and as an added bonus  :P  you get a great OS for your machines as well.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: bubadubadoo on November 27, 2015, 11:44:51 pm
Hi, I'm Juliet, I'm soon to be 19 and I've been using peppermint for a few years now, I've made a few posts asking for help on here before and  the support I received was awesome :) I figure I should introduce myself to the community if I'm gonna be sticking with this distro for so long
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on November 28, 2015, 02:36:22 am
Welcome bubadubadoo

WOW bub for short I hope  :P

Don't be a stranger, join in the fun  :D

Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on November 28, 2015, 03:49:26 am
Hi, I'm Juliet, I'm soon to be 19 and I've been using peppermint for a few years now, I've made a few posts asking for help on here before and  the support I received was awesome :) I figure I should introduce myself to the community if I'm gonna be sticking with this distro for so long
It's now official, you're one of us now.  There's no turning back ;D.  It's good to have you on board  ;)!!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 28, 2015, 06:23:36 am
Hi bubadubadoo, and welcome to our friendly little community .. I reckon "for a few years now" already makes you a fully paid up member of the club :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on November 28, 2015, 01:44:37 pm
Hi, I'm Juliet, I'm soon to be 19 and I've been using peppermint for a few years now, I've made a few posts asking for help on here before and  the support I received was awesome :) I figure I should introduce myself to the community if I'm gonna be sticking with this distro for so long

bubaDUBadoo ?  Welcome !!!

Um... does the 'dub' part, in your nick, have anything to do with dubstep ?

I swear, someday, I'll run across another dubstep fan, outside the music communities.  ;D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: bubadubadoo on November 28, 2015, 02:51:25 pm
Nope, nothing to do with dubstep! It's just a random username I came up with when I was like, ten, and since it's never taken I use it for everything   :P
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on November 28, 2015, 04:31:14 pm
Dang !!!

Alrighty, then.  Still looking...   :D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 28, 2015, 04:38:31 pm
DUB IS DEAD !!! :(






(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/83/3f/85/833f850a1b8842ae71cdd91eac85a083.jpg)
Oh, sorry .. "Dobby's Dead" :'(
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on November 29, 2015, 05:52:40 am
I swear, someday, I'll run across another dubstep fan, outside the music communities.  ;D

Wot's dubstep?    Is it another one of those House/Mouse/Garage/Deep House/insertnamehere    things.....

Post some "Classics"  links please and lets see if we like em... Can be you tube or just some song titles
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on November 29, 2015, 08:51:24 am
Wot's dubstep?   Post some "Classics"  links please and lets see if we like em...

My SoundCloud page:  https://soundcloud.com/vindsl
My SC Playlists (for my bots): https://soundcloud.com/vindsl/sets
My Peppermint bots are DJ'ing here: https://www.dubtrack.fm/join/dubstep-for-your-nipples_144347480927369

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on November 29, 2015, 09:17:55 am
Thanks for that...   However my tastes are less dub as per a fav album I jump into when I need loud music

http://goo.gl/DVRb3f (http://goo.gl/DVRb3f)

track 11 cd1 getting heavy rotation in my car with my vibe sub woofer - lol
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: rickc on December 09, 2015, 10:12:35 am
Hi there,

I'm a middle aged Trade Union official living in the Midlands, England!  I originally looked into linux simply to try and breathe new life into our ageing family PC.  I also now take a keen interest in all things open source. I can see huge advantages to ordinary people having social media...and huge disadvantages to the code all being owned by corporations.

I discovered Ubuntu (and loved it) just before the switch to Unity (which I didn't love!). In fact we ended up buying a new windows pc for family use....

Since then I've been distro hopping , installing to USB hard drive and testing on a variety of machines.  I'm soon to be buying myself a laptop so am keen to settle on a distro.  Because I've not been using native hard drive, I've been using light distros.   LXLE desktop environment definitely seems the way to go, but they all seem a bit old fashioned.  Yet I'm knocked out by how modern Peppermint feels, and I'm massively impressed with ICE - is this the only distro with ICE?   All of a sudden, all my browser clutter is gone!  It's great, it really is.  Favourite websites now feel like bespoke apps.

The only gaming I do is a spot of Football Manager on Steam.   So this gets me thinking....when I get my decent laptop....why use resources on something lovely like Kubuntu if it might slow my football manager experience down?  And Peppermint is super fast now....with a native install on a decent machine, I think I'll be delighted with it's performance.   

So in short, I'm delighted to have found Peppermint - seems there are no limits with it, and it's looking very like this will be the distro I will settle on!
 
Cheers
Rick


Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on December 09, 2015, 11:34:20 am
Hi rickc

and welcome to the madhouse...  I am still looking (only cos I get bored when things just work - and they always do in Peppermint) but I have not yet found a better Distro than Peppermint.   It simply works, what more do you need.

Well you need a Healthy and Friendly Forum to help with problems and you certainly have one here.  You may have to wait a short while but someone always comes along with suggestions and solutions to fix most problems.  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on December 09, 2015, 12:41:05 pm
Great stuff, glad to hear you're enjoying the Peppermint experience Rick .. and just in case I haven't already done so, welcome to the forum :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on December 09, 2015, 01:51:10 pm
HI rickc, a big welcome from me too  ;).  I think the progressive nature of Peppermint is going to suite your style.  We learn a lot here and in the process, have a lot of fun  ;D.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: rickc on December 09, 2015, 02:19:28 pm
Thanks everyone for the welcomes. It's friendly *and* helpful here, which is awesome!   ;D

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on December 09, 2015, 05:24:33 pm
Welcome aboard, Rick !!!

I'm involved with the Labor Movement, here in the States.  Always good to meet a Brother !   ;D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: darthlukan on December 28, 2015, 12:36:12 pm
Hello everyone. My name is Brian and I'm a member/alum of Team Peppermint. I've been away for a while due to work, family, and a slew of other reasons, but here I am back on Peppermint and slowly gaining more "free" time.

I'm not the most active forum user anymore, choosing instead to stay in IRC, but I'll be around while I continue to work on several projects at once :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on December 28, 2015, 12:47:35 pm
Great stuff, welcome home Brian :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on December 28, 2015, 07:51:43 pm
Welcome back, Brian !!!   :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: darthlukan on December 28, 2015, 09:00:15 pm
Thanks  :D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Razznak on January 03, 2016, 10:04:48 pm
Greetings everyone!

I'm Tristan, most on the internet call me Razznak. I'm still in my teen years and have loved all tech since my younger days. My short term goal is to get a degree involving InfoSec and digital forensics. My long term goal is to help pioneer a safer digital future. I've been distrohopping for the past 6-8 months now (mainly on DEB) and I think I'm sticking with PM! Can't beat a great community. I'm looking forward to learning lots and eventually teaching others.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on January 03, 2016, 11:34:43 pm
Welcome aboard, Razznak !

Always nice to see a fresh face.   :)

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Razznak on January 03, 2016, 11:53:46 pm
Welcome aboard, Razznak !

Always nice to see a fresh face.   :)


Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on January 04, 2016, 01:01:35 am
Hi Razznak, welcome to Planet Peppermint  ;).  It's good to have you in our splendid digital colony  8)!!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Razznak on January 04, 2016, 01:16:56 am
Hi Razznak, welcome to Planet Peppermint  ;).  It's good to have you in our splendid digital colony  8)!!
Great to be here!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on January 04, 2016, 02:39:48 am
Welcome to the Mad House Razznak    8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on January 04, 2016, 05:37:32 am
Hi Razznak, and welcome to the red and white striped madhouse :)

This:-

Quote
I'm looking forward to learning lots and eventually teaching others.

is the perfect attitude to join us with .. brilliant :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Razznak on January 04, 2016, 08:04:24 pm
Welcome to the Mad House Razznak    8) 8) 8)

Hi Razznak, and welcome to the red and white striped madhouse :)

This:-

Quote
I'm looking forward to learning lots and eventually teaching others.

is the perfect attitude to join us with .. brilliant :)

Thanks a lot!  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: ikey on January 17, 2016, 12:31:01 pm
Howdy ! :D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on January 17, 2016, 12:50:58 pm
WoW !   :o

Welcome aboard, Ikey !!!

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: emegra on January 17, 2016, 01:51:55 pm
Howdy ikey and welcome aboard the good ship Peppermint :)





Graeme
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on January 17, 2016, 03:07:25 pm
Yep, welcome back Ikey, glad to have you onboard :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on January 17, 2016, 03:49:04 pm
Hi Ikey, welcome to the show, it's great to have you back on board  8)!!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: ikey on January 18, 2016, 12:17:31 am
Thanks all :D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Capivara on January 20, 2016, 05:30:44 pm
Hello all :)

My name is Hans, I live in the Netherlands and have been a Linux/BSD user for.... I lost count. Think no graphics (and later) manual configuration of your X server.  I'm always happy to try something new which, in this case, was Peppermint version 6.

Hans
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on January 20, 2016, 06:05:27 pm
Hi Capivara, welcome to the Peppermint Forum.  I hope you're enjoying our little distro  ;).  BSD and Linux, I see you're a true UNIX fan.  There's no doubt, you'll have some interesting things to share with us   :).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on January 20, 2016, 06:09:21 pm
Welcome Capivara, good to have you onboard :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Capivara on January 21, 2016, 07:01:01 am
Thanks for the warm welcome! Just created an avatar which (hopefully) covers my BSD/Linux/Peppermint split-personality.  :-\

Hans
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on January 21, 2016, 09:20:56 am
Thanks for the warm welcome! Just created an avatar which (hopefully) covers my BSD/Linux/Peppermint split-personality.  :-\

Hans
That's pure genius - love it  8)!!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: emegra on January 21, 2016, 09:29:27 am
Hello Hans

Welcome aboard the good ship Peppermint

love the avatar :)


Graeme
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Pancho on February 22, 2016, 10:14:02 am
Hey everyone im pancho.. aparently im the last one in the family who become a member so... im in now!!!! hope to learn a lot more from you guys.. and if needed im here for everyone just as a  friend   >:( :D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 22, 2016, 06:24:00 pm
Hiya Pancho, and welcome to the candy striped asylum :)

So your whole family is Peppermint flavoured ?
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on February 22, 2016, 06:58:37 pm
Hey everyone im pancho.. aparently im the last one in the family who become a member so... im in now!!!! hope to learn a lot more from you guys.. and if needed im here for everyone just as a  friend   >:( :D

Welcome to Peppermint, Pancho.

As PCNetSpec says, now our "whole family is Peppermint flavoured".  Pancho, you'll soon see what a lively, informative, and fun forum we have here.  I promise you, Peppermint is the best! ;)

Congratulations to you, Pancho.  You're here now, and this makes me very happy. :)

perknh 



Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on February 22, 2016, 07:49:10 pm
Hi Pancho, welcome to our community.  You've come to the right place to learn in a nice relaxed atmosphere.  It's also a very Pepperminty cool place to hang out in too  8).   If you have any questions or run into issues, please let us know.  Someone here will be delighted to help you out  ;).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: tppthpthp on June 02, 2016, 03:44:28 pm
New member to the forum. However, I've been using Peppermint 6 for sometime.
Probably not as technical as most of you but I can make my way around well enough.
I work in a windows world mainly (data analysis). But decided I wanted to learn linux.
Tried several distro's but keep finding myself back with Peppermint. Just seems to work for me.
At 53 I'm probably just another old fart who gets in the way and likes to play with computers.
Currently using a lenovo t400 that was rescued from the trash and couple of Dell D630's with the same destiny.
Hope to not be a bother and I'll try not to ask to many stupid questions.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 02, 2016, 03:55:47 pm
Hi tppthpthp and welcome to the forum :)

Hey I'm one of the developers here and I'm 55, no it could be said it's a distro by old farts for old farts :)

And just to be clear, there are no stupid questions here beyond "how to I install Windows" .. or possibly "Is there a spell to become a mermaid that actually works?".
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on June 02, 2016, 04:05:37 pm
Hi tppthpthp
Geesh - say that three times when you're drunk :P
Welcome to the forum from another old fart (57)
Your questions cannot possibly as silly as mine were when I started Linux.
Jump right in and ask away, its better to ask and get it right than ask the clever ones to fix a mistake  :)
Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on June 02, 2016, 04:50:14 pm
Hi tppthpthp welcome to the Peppermint Forum young 'un  ;D.  This is the place to learn about Linux and have a whole load of fun in the process.  There's no such thing as a stupid question here; so ask away  ;). 
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on June 02, 2016, 06:58:27 pm
New member to the forum [...] Currently using a [...] couple of Dell D630's.

Always glad to meet a fellow Dell D630 user   ;D

My 'road warrior' (mil.spec. laptop I use while traveling) is a Dell ATG D630.  Built like a tank and flies like the wind on Peppermint.

Welcome aboard !

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: tppthpthp on June 03, 2016, 08:10:22 am
Thank you everyone for the welcome.

Hi tppthpthp
Geesh - say that three times when you're drunk :P

The tppthpthp is something I picked up from comics when a character would blow a raspberry.........
I use it as my email too. It's fun when someone asks for your address and you can blow a raspberry then say "at ####.com".

As for questions, I thought I had one, but I found a partial answer after doing a search and installed ARandR.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 03, 2016, 08:20:13 am
Very easy to say 5 times when drunk then .. in fact depending on indulgence sometimes it's all one can say :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: memelad2005 on June 25, 2016, 12:52:23 am
PeppermintOS has to be my favourite distro. I just installed it now and, I gotta say, it's beautiful. The DE is set up so nicely, the black theme is great and easy on the eyes. It's so quick aswell! The software is just as good; Ice is a great piece of software. Even thought I don't use it, I can see it's potential to be great for the people who do. It's similar to what has to be my favourite feature: how easy it is to switch drivers. I expected to have to find a tutorial on how to download proprietary Nvidia drivers on peppermint(it was a nightmare on opensuse), but lo and behold it's as easy as changing it in a GUI. I honestly cannot think of any negative critism to this operating system. Great job guys.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on June 25, 2016, 06:40:15 am
Thx, memelad2005, and welcome aboard !  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 25, 2016, 07:08:25 am
Hi memelad2005 and welcome to the forum :)

We're happy to hear Peppermint is cutting it for you, thanks for taking the time to let us know.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on June 25, 2016, 07:13:54 am
PeppermintOS has to be my favourite distro. I just installed it now and, I gotta say, it's beautiful. The DE is set up so nicely, the black theme is great and easy on the eyes. It's so quick aswell! The software is just as good; Ice is a great piece of software. Even thought I don't use it, I can see it's potential to be great for the people who do. It's similar to what has to be my favourite feature: how easy it is to switch drivers. I expected to have to find a tutorial on how to download proprietary Nvidia drivers on peppermint(it was a nightmare on opensuse), but lo and behold it's as easy as changing it in a GUI. I honestly cannot think of any negative critism to this operating system. Great job guys.
Hi memelad2005
and welcome to the Forums. Reading your post above just made me remember the first time I found Peppermint 6 and "Everything" just worked  :D :D :D
It was such a relief and now we have an even BETTER experience with Peppermint 7
Enjoy the Peppermint Experience
Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: fishmanluvslinux on July 23, 2016, 01:18:13 pm
Howdy All! My name is Fishman, most folks just call me Fish. I have been using Linux since 2006 and been having a blast ever since. I am also a YouTube Linux content provider. I look forward to experimenting more with Peppermint Linux.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on July 23, 2016, 01:58:53 pm
Hiya fishmanluvslinux

Welcome to the Forums and I look forward to hearing what you think about Peppermint OS.

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on July 23, 2016, 02:05:34 pm
Hi Fish, welcome to the Nut House  ;D!!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on July 23, 2016, 02:12:51 pm
Welcome aboard, Fish !

Oddly enough, I have a friend named Fish -- best VW tuner in the Phoenix area -- VW street rods, racecars, dragsters, all things VeeDub.  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on July 23, 2016, 07:00:45 pm
Hello Fish, and welcome to Peppermint.  I hope you have lots of fun here.  We all enjoy our terrific little distribution and forum a lot.  I hope you have a blast here too.   ;)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Skara Brae on October 05, 2016, 03:36:12 pm
Hello to all Pepperminters,

I am... well... Skara Brae, from the country with the best chocolate, the best beer and the best french fries in the entire universe.

I vaguely remember struggling not so successfully with SUSE Linux 5 (or was it 6?), and later having more success with Mandrake Linux 9 (alongside Windows ME - that's how long ago that is).

As many other people, I started with Ubuntu/Xubuntu, and then switched to (the wonderful) Linux Mint (and to Debian "jessie"), when Canonical came with that horrible Unity (and Debian with the just-as-horrible Gnome 3 - long live xfce and fluxbox.).

Also nicely running OS X El Capitan on a "refurbished, mid-2011" iMac, while I still have my iMac G5 from 2004 with OS X "Tiger" (very obsolete nowadays, but still working fine, knock on wood). I will not mention my two few-of-years old computers with Windows Vista on them, one of which (even) is my casual, mid-range gaming PC.

Oh, I also have an old HP machine with XP, Mint 13 xfce and Bunsenlabs in "triple boot" around here. I think that I am having too many computers :)

Anyway, I came across PeppermintOS only a few weeks ago, and after having reinstalled XP and Debian last week (after messing up GRUB like a n00b), I installed Peppermint 7 on a spare partition. It is running quite nicely on this old Core2Duo machine with 2 GB RAM and its Intel "onboard video" of mine.

I had a few backup plans ready, in case I would find Peppermint 7 a failure (FreeBSD? Fedora? Xubuntu?), but it seems that Peppermint is here to stay :-)

A job WELL DONE by the Peppermint creators. They can put on their gorilla suit and beat their chest without having to feel embarrassed. Peppermint 7 works fine (for nearly two hours), and it looks lovely. (Love the wallpapers.)

Beautiful!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on October 05, 2016, 04:11:38 pm
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from the country with the best chocolate, the best beer and the best french fries in the entire universe.

Welcome to the forum Skara Brae, nice to meet another Brit :)
(Cadurys, Tennents, and the chips from Majors in Bilston)

[EDIT]

Sorry couldn't resist :))
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: GNULINUX on October 05, 2016, 05:16:55 pm
Skara Brae (https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php?action=profile;u=1709), welcome to the Peppermint forum, enjoy you stay!  ;)

...from the country with the best chocolate, the best beer and the best french fries in the entire universe.
Sounds exactly like my country (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium)!  :D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on October 05, 2016, 09:22:04 pm
Welcome aboard, Skara Brae !
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on October 05, 2016, 11:15:45 pm
I am... well... Skara Brae, from the country with the best chocolate, the best beer and the best french fries in the entire universe.

Now that's what I call quality of life!   And now, thanks to you, your country also has the best Linux distribution too!!  Welcome to Peppermint, Skara Brae. :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on October 05, 2016, 11:40:48 pm
Hi Skara Brae

Welcome to the Forums and enjoy your stay with us.

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: aaron on November 11, 2016, 04:26:15 pm
Hello! My name is Aaron. I've just switched to Peppermint as my main Linux OS (and main OS in general) after finding out about it through EnglishBob's YouTube channel. I'm loving it a lot and I'm sure it will remain my main OS for a good while. With the switch, I thought it would nice to check out and join the forums.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on November 11, 2016, 04:28:09 pm
Welcome aboard, aaron !   :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on November 11, 2016, 04:37:29 pm
Hi aaron,

Welcome to Peppermint, enjoy your time with us.  It's a great place to be

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on November 11, 2016, 04:57:02 pm
Hello, Aaron.  Welcome to Peppermint.  Peppermint is the first distribution I share with others when I introduce them to Linux.  Happy to hear you've made us your home/main distro.  It's my family's too.  ;) 
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on November 11, 2016, 05:14:41 pm
Hi aaron welcome to the Club Peppermint  ;D.  It's good to know you're enjoying Peppermint 7.  If you ever need help or just want to hang out, we're always here  ;).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 11, 2016, 06:35:51 pm
Hey aaron, welcome to the candy striped asylum forum :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: The PoorGuy on January 05, 2017, 05:16:49 pm
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Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on January 05, 2017, 07:00:09 pm
Welcome aboard The Poor Guy, and thanks for the kind words our new Peppermint pal :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on January 05, 2017, 07:42:40 pm
Welcome, The PoorGuy,

You have an interesting background which gives you insights into electronics, hardware, and the ordinary person's computer needs that most people do not have.  I'm delighted to read you picked Peppermint as your Linux distribution of choice.  My wife and I have done the same also.  Peppermint is a wonderful little distribution, and I'm happy to see that you're now a part of it.

Welcome to Peppermint!  :)

perknh
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on January 05, 2017, 08:57:17 pm
Hi The PoorGuy, I'm still a big fan of thermionic valve/vacuum tube technology.  I'm looking at the beautiful orange glow coming from a matched pair of 6Ж1П-ЕВ (6J1P-EV) pentodes.  They come from the old Soviet Voskhod, Kaluga factory.  That factory produced some of the best high quality vacuum tubes ever.  Thankfully for us, the USSR over produced them in the millions.  Vintage old new stock is still dirt cheap to buy  ;).  I've them in a little pre-amp I rebuilt for high-res headphones.  They produce a wonderfully warm and rich sound.  Something that transistor technology just can't replicate  ;).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: The PoorGuy on January 05, 2017, 09:46:25 pm
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Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: murraymint on January 05, 2017, 10:27:57 pm
Hi The PoorGuy, I'm still a big fan of thermionic valve/vacuum tube technology.  I'm looking at the beautiful orange glow coming from a matched pair of 6Ж1П-ЕВ (6J1P-EV) pentodes.  They come from the old Soviet Voskhod, Kaluga factory.  That factory produced some of the best high quality vacuum tubes ever.  Thankfully for us, the USSR over produced them in the millions.  Vintage old new stock is still dirt cheap to buy  ;).  I've them in a little pre-amp I rebuilt for high-res headphones.  They produce a wonderfully warm and rich sound.  Something that transistor technology just can't replicate  ;).

Awesome, I've just been playing with some guitar FX through a valve preamp while you were posting this. Can you PM me with sources for those valves please? I've got some guitar amps to sort out too...  ;D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on January 06, 2017, 12:40:09 am
Hi murraymint, I got these pentodes off ebay.  If these are the NOS you're looking for, just run a search for either, 6Ж1П-ЕВ or 6J1P-EV.  You'll get a gazillion results.  Always go for a matched pair.  That way you'll get pretty much the same gain on each of them.   These old Soviet valves are military grade.  They were made for the Soviet missile program, so they are super high quality and built to take some serious abuse.  Don't get the new Chinese valves, they're rubbish.  They sound tinny and horrible.  Mullard valves from the UK are also really great.  They're expensive in comparison to these Soviet ones and really no better.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on January 06, 2017, 12:45:24 am

..I can't bring myself to using the made in China vacuum tubes. :-\

I can't either, they're poorly made and dreadful sounding  ;).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: The PoorGuy on January 06, 2017, 08:17:28 am
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Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: murraymint on January 06, 2017, 03:44:51 pm
Thanks Andy and The PoorGuy (and a warm belated welcome from me too) :)

These are the types of valves I'll need for two of my amps (as much as a reminder for myself as anything):
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FENDER-BLUES-JUNIOR-Amplifier-JJ-Re-Valve-Set-EL84-x2-12AX7-ECC83-x3-/231560601799?hash=item35ea1660c7:g:RMQAAOSwv0tVUlOB

Those ones are not old Russians but apparently new Slovakian ones made by an ex-employee of Tesla (the bloke not the car company...)! Have either of you tried or heard of the JJ tubes?
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: The PoorGuy on January 06, 2017, 07:00:00 pm
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Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on January 06, 2017, 07:26:42 pm
Thanks Andy and The PoorGuy (and a warm belated welcome from me too) :)

These are the types of valves I'll need for two of my amps (as much as a reminder for myself as anything):
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FENDER-BLUES-JUNIOR-Amplifier-JJ-Re-Valve-Set-EL84-x2-12AX7-ECC83-x3-/231560601799?hash=item35ea1660c7:g:RMQAAOSwv0tVUlOB

Those ones are not old Russians but apparently new Slovakian ones made by an ex-employee of Tesla (the bloke not the car company...)! Have either of you tried or heard of the JJ tubes?
I don't know these valves.  What I can advise is checking out the: www.thetubestore.com (http://www.thetubestore.com/) and www.musiciansfriend.com (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/).  Run a search for both EL84 and 12AX7 / ECC83 on these sites.  The reviews from bass players, are pretty much a big thumbs up for those JJ valves  8).  The price for that matched set is great too; always a plus  ;).  It's still worth checking out the reviews for other manufacturers of these type of valves.  It all depends on the tone you're looking for  :).  If you've never used a new set of valves, don't worry about any hissing or pops you first hear.  That's just impurities on the cathodes burning off.  It'll usually stop or start to drastically die down after about 24 hours of use.  That's when you'll get to know your amp  ;).

One of my future projects is to make my own valve amp for my 3-string Cigar Box Guitar and for the one I'm in the process of building out of a Jack Daniels 150 year commemorative tin box - great fun  ;).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on January 07, 2017, 01:06:41 pm
Need any help emtyin that tin ? .. I'm always up for a project :)

[EDIT]

Somehow I already know the answer.....
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on January 07, 2017, 02:40:10 pm
Need any help emtyin that tin ? .. I'm always up for a project :)

[EDIT]

Somehow I already know the answer.....

This (https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/620132-son-never-trust-a-man-who-doesn-t-drink-because-he-s) is even more proof to me that we have the wisest distribution and forum in the world of Linux.  Founded in a pub, Peppermint is as honest and as trustworthy distribution as they come!   ;)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on January 07, 2017, 08:46:00 pm
Need any help emtyin that tin ? .. I'm always up for a project :)

[EDIT]

Somehow I already know the answer.....

I'll have to check but I think there are only vapours left though :))!!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on January 07, 2017, 08:52:46 pm
I'll have to check but I think there are only vapours left though :))!!

Their essence will come through in the sound! ;)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on January 08, 2017, 07:04:02 am
Yep, as I suspected :(
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: murraymint on January 08, 2017, 08:07:19 am
The price for that matched set is great too; always a plus  ;).
I'm getting the exact same valves for £20 cheaper from www.ampvalves.co.uk as I realised I don't need them to be matched. My amps are too puny to have pairs of valves in them. Now I just need to get a 12AX7A, a higher-spec version for my audio preamp, which I've already found on eBay :D

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One of my future projects is to make my own valve amp for my 3-string Cigar Box Guitar and for the one I'm in the process of building out of a Jack Daniels 150 year commemorative tin box - great fun  ;).
That sounds like a lot of fun! I came across a cigar box amp on eBay last night, not that I'm advocating smoking here ;) I've made my own lap-steel-like contraptions in the past and I should really get around to doing more of that stuff again.

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on January 08, 2017, 09:08:14 am
Yep, Linux definitely appears to attract a certain "type" :)

The "I want this sh** done 'properly', even (specially ?) if it means getting my hands dirty" type .. not a bad thing.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on January 11, 2017, 07:12:51 pm
...That sounds like a lot of fun! I came across a cigar box amp on eBay last night, not that I'm advocating smoking here ;) I've made my own lap-steel-like contraptions in the past and I should really get around to doing more of that stuff again.

Yeah, I'm going to head off to the : IJ-Hallen (http://ijhallen.nl/en/) in a couple of weeks.  It's Europe's biggest flea market.  It's held each month in Amsterdam-Noord at the old NDSM shipyard.  There's alway really interesting stuff to be found there.  I would love to find an old RCA valve/vacuum tube radio or similar.  Something made out of bakelite would be ideal.  That would make a great housing for a  valve/vacuum tube amp.  There'll be plenty of old tin boxes and nice laminated cigar boxes choose from too  ;).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Wolfenprey on May 12, 2017, 04:33:44 am
Hi to all Peppermint devs and forum members! My name is Tony, i'm a linux user from around 12 or 13 years right now, and now it's the only OS we use at home.

We are very happy using Peppermint Seven right now in our desktop computer, an AMD A8 with 16 gigs of RAM and 1 TB of hard disk. We buyed that  computer with Ubuntu pre installed, but we prefered to install Peppermint after use Peppermint 6 on a Toshiba Laptop during more than a year.

We are not engineers or hackers, (xD) , we only want to enjoy our computer habits and use it better. With Peppermint we archieved our goals, with a plus, our daughter it's learning a lot more using linux than using other options.

So... well, thanks to make Peppermint Os possible, and hope to see more and more in the future!  :)

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on May 12, 2017, 05:56:29 am
Hi Wolfenprey,

Welcome to the forums. Glad to hear you are enjoying Peppermint.

Feel free to jump right in with any questions you or your family have :)

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 12, 2017, 07:20:12 am
Hi Wolfenprey and welcome to our little community, thanks for the kind words and encouragement. Hope to see more of you around here :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on May 12, 2017, 08:34:21 am
We buyed that  computer with Ubuntu pre installed, but we prefered to install Peppermint after use Peppermint 6 on a Toshiba Laptop during more than a year.

Hello, Tony.

My wife and I always run Peppermint on our Toshiba laptops.  It's really is a terrific hardware/software combination. ;)

Welcome to Peppermint forum. :)

perknh
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on May 12, 2017, 08:47:47 am
Hi Wolfenprey, welcome to the Peppermint Forum.  It's very nice to meet you  ;).   If you have any questions, please ask away  ;).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: jlschwartz on May 12, 2017, 09:53:05 am
Hello Wolfenprey and welcome to the forum.
Jeff
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: emegra on May 12, 2017, 11:22:15 am
Hi Tony and welcome aboard the good ship Peppermint

Nice sounding PC you have there Peppermint should fly on that rig :)





Graeme
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: pemartins on May 29, 2017, 10:03:24 pm
Hi all! I'm Paulo from Portugal, I've been a Linux user and  enthusiast for quite some time now.

How I got here: the current OS I'm using at this time has LXDE and Openbox out of the box and I've been customizing it for quite some time now so I make it perfect for my eyes and according to my needs and pc. Now it also has XFce stuff so I can have things like fn brightness keys working, volume osd when I change it and so on, my panel is also XFce's panel because I wanted a better main menu and Whisker was undoubtedly the way to go for me; also I have stuff installed that allows me to easily customize everything (or almost...). It's very lightweight and is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS because I really don't see myself going other ways concerning software availability.
Basically it's a mix of LXDE, XFce and GTK.
My file manager is Nemo; I tried all file managers (i think) and messed around them all and without a doubt for my personal usage Nemo is the best from far.
Oh and I also have a compositor installed so I can have a cool transparent looking terminal.

Yesterday I downloaded and checked out a distro called "Peppermint 8" and is needless to say that all that kept crossing my mind as I was testing it was "why the f___ didn't I find out about Peppermint sooner?!" :D lol

It is like someone read my mind and made an OS, and using even less ram than 'mine' does. I was not planning on changing my OS any time soon but here there's not much I can do, Peppermint is perfect for me.

So congratulations to all the team for this awesome OS!
Cheers everyone!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on May 29, 2017, 11:42:46 pm
I discovered Peppermint, much the same way, five years ago.

What took you so long ?   :D

Welcome aboard, pemartins !
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on May 30, 2017, 03:51:59 am
Hi pemartins, welcome to the Peppermint Forum.  It's always nice to meet like minded people  ;).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on May 30, 2017, 04:07:30 am
Hi permartins,
Welcome to the Forums - we hope you have a long and enjoyable stay  :)

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 30, 2017, 09:54:30 am
LOL .. you know that shadow you keep seeing out of the corner of your eye.....

Seriously though, that's a great story and good to see it's not just us then :)

Welcome to the Peppermint asylum pemartins.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: pemartins on May 30, 2017, 02:36:49 pm
Guys thank you very much for your warm welcome, I really appreciate it!

Oh I forgot to mention above that I started using Chromium about a week ago... I went full open source and dropped Chrome. Like I said,it's like you guys were reading my mind and designing this awesome OS!

But I already found a huge difference between 'my' previous OS and Peppermint: 'my' previous OS makes a sound when I login and Peppermint doesn't... :D lmao
Or better didn't make, I already added a line to the starting applications with play command from sox (or was it lame? tried both, gotta check which one I left there) so Peppermint also makes a cool sound when I login!

I have my Peppermint installation about 70% ready, most or maybe even all of the tweaks are made and almost all the apps I use are installed, basically there're only some .exe apps left to install on Wine and the personal folders to change partition.
I went through the normal hassle with the sound, brightness control and wifi but all easy stuff to solve and stuff I already had been through before so it was a no brainier, 10 minutes tops and it was all working. I'll check and if the tweaks I made aren't available at the forum I'll post them. At least the sound tweak is already here because I got the solution from the forum.
Excellent forum btw, rich in information and filled with warm helping people. You guys built here an amazing community, I feel very happy that I've found you and that you welcomed me into your community!

Once again thank very, very much guys!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 30, 2017, 06:29:10 pm
You guys built here an amazing community, I feel very happy that I've found you and that you welcomed me into your community!

That right there is the sentiment that makes this all worth while (and is WAY more important that the distro itself) .. Cheers pemartins :)

[EDIT]

I suspect you're gonna fit right in here :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Rosko on June 05, 2017, 10:08:00 pm
Hi everyone,

my name's Ray, I've been using Linux Mint as my main OS for about a year and a half but am fairly new to Peppermint.

I have 4 computers running but three of them are very old, all more than 10 years, and I needed a 'Lite' version of Linux for them and had been using Q4OS. Someone suggested Peppermint and I tried it on one of the old machines and was very impressed. I now have it on my main (newest) computer and am giving it a test drive ... so far I like what I see.  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: mac on June 05, 2017, 10:31:54 pm
Hi Ray and Welcome to the Forum!  Jump in and enjoy!   ;)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on June 05, 2017, 11:57:32 pm
Hi Ray, welcome to the "Other Mint" forum.  It's good to meet you  :).  If you've any questions or need help, we're here for you.  The Peppermint Forum is a major component of the distro  ;).

Yeah, Peppermint is great on older machines.  It's injected new life into many old doorstops.  It's also a powerhouse on the newer, beefy stuff  8).  More than a few of our members are using it on such machines.  You've plenty of processing power however you use Peppermint, that's for sure  ;).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 06, 2017, 07:49:46 am
@Rosko

Great to hear you're enjoying Peppermint and have been impressed enough to bung it on your main system, specially where it's being compared to the "Other Mint" which is a rather grand pair of shoes to fill ;)

welcome to our community :)

@Andy

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welcome to the "Other Mint" forum

I like it .. so I stole it :)

Pepperless Mint ?
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: exclamation1990 on June 18, 2017, 04:33:59 am
My name is Jim I am a oldtimer been with PeppermintOS since the beginning and was not satisfied with the other distro's
but love my Peppermint. I started on Linux way back when I ditched Win98 for a copy of Red Hat Back when it was free.
I wasn't satisfied with Fedora and tried Ubuntu it was OK until they introduced Unity then I  switched to Peppermint fulltime.
Hope Peppermint stays around a long time.

Don't ya miss the days of dialup modems with Linux ?
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on June 18, 2017, 02:34:07 pm
Hope Peppermint stays around a long time.

Don't ya miss the days of dialup modems with Linux ?

Welcome aboard, Jim !

Remember the dialup modems ?!?!?  Sure, do. 

Matter of fact, I still use one -- USRobotics Courier 56Gay/V.92 Business Modem (https://goo.gl/ZL95Pb).  I use it to send/receive faxes at the abode, via a landline connection.

Faxes and landlines ... remember those ?  LoL !   ;D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 18, 2017, 07:57:58 pm
Don't ya miss the days of dialup modems with Linux ?

Erm, that's one messed up nostalgia thing you have going on there Jim...

Welcome to the asylum forum, you're obviously gonna fit right in :))
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: RocketUsagi on September 12, 2017, 09:00:17 pm
Hello and Mabuhay!

I'm quite new to Linux, and Peppermint as well, been using for around 3 months, using my dad's laptop (well, we share usage as I still have yet to get a new one of my own and he's in the field often). His laptop that I use to write this intro used to be on (slow) Windows 8, and he asked me to reformat his unit. Since he needed the laptop to watch tennis games online, I thought I give Peppermint a try. So far, he's happy and I'm happy as well; I'm still learning the ropes until I get a unit of my own and continue on with my Peppermint journey.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 12, 2017, 09:17:36 pm
Hi RocketUsagi and welcome to the forum :)

Great to hear you're enjoying Peppermint, and hope your dad does too.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on September 13, 2017, 07:34:09 am
Welcome to the Forums.
Don't be shy. Any questions, please just ask.

I was new to Peppermint myself in 2015 and still remember it well 🙂

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyMender on September 13, 2017, 02:58:10 pm
Hiya everyone!

I'm a bit of an old fossil. Aged 28, but been with computers since my early childhood. DOS, Win 3.11, Linux, BSD - you name it. Right now I'm looking for programming jobs and challenges. Hope I find some of it in Peppermint OS, because I think the project is quite amazing :).

~Andy
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: cavy on September 13, 2017, 03:34:17 pm
Hiya everyone!

I'm a bit of an old fossil. Aged 28, but been with computers since my early childhood. DOS, Win 3.11, Linux, BSD - you name it. Right now I'm looking for programming jobs and challenges. Hope I find some of it in Peppermint OS, because I think the project is quite amazing :).

~Andy

Welcome to the fold Andy. 28, that is 29 years younger than this old young old boy.  :D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 13, 2017, 05:06:14 pm
Hiya Andy, so you're a programmer ?
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on September 13, 2017, 06:50:05 pm
Hi Andy, welcome to the Peppermint Forum.  It's nice to meet you  ;).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: cfx795 on October 02, 2017, 05:45:00 pm
Howdy! Mike, here, from Madison, Wisconsin. I've been driving a cab in this town for about 14yrs. I think my first experience with the Peppermint OS was P2... probably... whatever that was. Seven or eight years ago? I built my first desktop computer and didn't want to install Windows, for a multitude of reasons. At that time, I had just discovered Linux, and Ubuntu, and then explored dozens of Linux distros. Although there were probably several options and runners-up, Peppermint was easily, to me, the easiest and most user-friendly. It just loaded easily, and there wasn't that much of a learning curve unless you wanted to delve further into it. So like accessible to regular non-programmer humans and stuff. It just works, for the most part just seamlessly.

So, I'm building a new desktop system, having purged my desktop equipment early this year and relied almost entirely on a trusty Chromebook for a while, but I'm yearning for a return to the desktop system, the power of a desktop system, the large display, etc. So I'm pretty sure P8 will be the go-to OS for my new build, and I really appreciate all your hard-work in creating and tweaking/perfecting the whole hybrid system and philosophy, cloud-centric with the full arsenal of utilities you'd get with most any other desktop environment - thanks much, it's a great OS!

So I'll load P8 on my new desktop when it's finished, and for now, I'm typing on my Chromebook. So, I think I'll have to download the iso from... somewhere. I really don't know how to do this and make the bootable usb with a Chromebook, or if you have the "Peppermint Sticks" available sometime soon, I'll probably order one of those. Again, thanks for all your hard work in creating and tweaking and perfecting a working (simple!) real-alternative to... you know. Corporate mass-produced capitalist money-grubbing hell. But I won't name any names.          -MIKE.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: spence on October 02, 2017, 06:06:28 pm
Welcome cfx795 Peppermint has been "just working for me since 2010... I've never looked back... You'll definitely find the best forum support here among the PeppermintLegions ... Remember, the only stupid questions are the ones you fail to ask of us all here!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on October 04, 2017, 12:01:32 pm
Welcome Mike, you can (sometimes) create a LiveUSB on a Chromebook but it requires you enable developer mode (then use 'dd' from the freshly enabled terminal) which will erase all your changes in ChromeOS and set you back to factory defaults.

Can't you get temporary access to a Linux or Windows PC ?
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: cfx795 on October 04, 2017, 08:54:28 pm
Welcome Mike, you can (sometimes) create a LiveUSB on a Chromebook but it requires you enable developer mode (then use 'dd' from the freshly enabled terminal) which will erase all your changes in ChromeOS and set you back to factory defaults.

Can't you get temporary access to a Linux or Windows PC ?

Hi there, and yes, my Dad has my old(er) Linux machine back in Elkhart, IN, and I'll be going back there for either Thanksgiving or Christmas. (One or the other, or both...) This thing probably won't be up and running before then, so that will be fine. I almost always use unetbootin, although I think there are others. There's the money thing, but then also Intel's coming out with Coffee Lake, and I don't intend to make any firm decisions about the guts of my new machine until I see what's shakin' there. So it's sort of on track for late 2017.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: tetricky on November 22, 2017, 02:28:35 pm
Wanted to take the chance to introduce myself here, because I've been utilising the forum as a resource already.  Bad manners, apologies all around.

My background comes from the old BBC mirco/spectrum days, and taking Computer studies in the first early years when it was offered as an (as then) O'Level (in the UK). I graduated from a Physics and Computer Electronics combined science degree in '90, and did postgraduate study in microelectronic systems and Telecommunications, worked in optical fibre research for a short time, and later studied a business degree. I worked as Systems Manager in a medium sized engineering business for many years, and recently moved into consultancy (systems, projects, services).

My computer background interweaves both hobby and professional use, and for many years I ran a corporate windows network, with linux servers (phone switch, fileservers, MRP/ERP, application servers, domain controllers, and briefly an openstack based data centre). Personally I worked with linux on the desktop with (initially) Suse and then ubuntu when it came about. I've dabbled with various distributions, and use redhat/centos as much as my preferred debian.

I rather like peppermint as a clean and resource efficient desktop both for low specced machines, but also potentially as a clean desktop for an offering to small businesses that I'm working on based around containerised applications, and an ldap/freeipa based authentication system to free small businesses from the complexity, licensed tie in, and lack of control, of other more popular platforms.

My username here is from a football nickname.  I support forest, and we are known as trickies.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 22, 2017, 04:05:57 pm
Cool, you sound like just the kind of guy that may be able to suggest some stuff for Peppermint that'd make us more attractive to businesses .. and possibly work with us to implement it.

Oh and now I've finished being all selfish .. Welcome :)
(sometimes I can be so ignorant :)))
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: tetricky on November 22, 2017, 04:14:04 pm
Okay, how about this.

A way of integrating online accounts, in the way gnome tools do (multiple accounts, gdive, dropbox, etc).  A connector for ldap authentication and logon integrated into the environment. (apologies if they're there...it's early days for me).

No need to apologise. We all do things for our own reasons.  I'm very happy you have yours for doing peppermint.  It's very good.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 22, 2017, 04:20:23 pm
I'll flag this topic as unread .. hopefully that'll remind me to come back and take a look at those suggestions once we get the PM8 resin out the door.

TVM :)

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on November 22, 2017, 06:13:23 pm
Welcome aboard, tetricky !  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: tetricky on November 23, 2017, 09:34:27 am
I'll flag this topic as unread .. hopefully that'll remind me to come back and take a look at those suggestions once we get the PM8 resin out the door.

TVM :)

I'm going to address this in "advanced Topics", to save you the bother.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 24, 2017, 09:30:44 am
Okey dokey my mate :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: spence on November 26, 2017, 05:05:46 pm
Wanted to take the chance to introduce myself here, because I've been utilising the forum as a resource already.  Bad manners, apologies all around.


Welcome tetricky... peppermint is a delight... our community here a fine bunch...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: kloos on November 30, 2017, 12:15:14 pm
I have wanted to get Linux for over a decade but, sadly it has never been easy enough to use.  I have an old Pavilion DV9 and my version of win10 became corrupt.  So it was time to dip my toe in again to see if the water was warm enough yet.  I tried lots of distro's this time round and Peppermint was the only one not to crash, to install first time and to update properly.  Plus is has a good selection of programmes in the store.  My laptop boots up (and turns off) much quicker than with win10.  The screen is clear and I love the configurable desktop.  I am trying to think of all of the programmes that I "need" from Win10 but I really can't think of anything where a version isn't available (except onedrive, but i am considering switching to dropbox so not a big issue). 

I am a happy chappy  8)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: scifidude79 on November 30, 2017, 12:20:11 pm
I have wanted to get Linux for over a decade but, sadly it has never been easy enough to use.  I have an old Pavilion DV9 and my version of win10 became corrupt.  So it was time to dip my toe in again to see if the water was warm enough yet.  I tried lots of distro's this time round and Peppermint was the only one not to crash, to install first time and to update properly.  Plus is has a good selection of programmes in the store.  My laptop boots up (and turns off) much quicker than with win10.  The screen is clear and I love the configurable desktop.  I am trying to think of all of the programmes that I "need" from Win10 but I really can't think of anything where a version isn't available (except onedrive, but i am considering switching to dropbox so not a big issue). 

I am a happy chappy  8)

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux and Peppermint.  :D

Linux has definitely gotten more user friendly over the years, with much more stuff able to be done with GUI tools.  Of course, that same stuff can still be done with the terminal, allowing the best of both worlds.  Peppermint definitely works "out of the box" on most systems, and is much more lightweight and sleeker than Windows 10.  It's good to know you've found a Linux home with us and that you can find alternatives for most of if not all of your software.  Even though I've used Linux for years, I only totally switched a couple years ago because I was hanging onto Windows software.  That's not a good situation to be in.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on November 30, 2017, 12:37:57 pm
I am a happy chappy  8) 

Welcome, kloos.  Those of us who run Peppermint as our daily drive love it.  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on November 30, 2017, 01:53:42 pm
Welcome aboard, kloos.

My laptop boots up (and turns off) much quicker than with win10.  The screen is clear and I love the configurable desktop.  I am trying to think of all of the programmes that I "need" from Win10 but I really can't think of anything where a version isn't available (except onedrive, but i am considering switching to dropbox so not a big issue). 

I am a happy chappy  8)

Glad to hear you're having fun with Peppermint. I've been using it on my daily drivers since I 'discovered' it in 2011.

BTW, you don't necessarily need to get rid of winders, unless it repulses you, or whatevs.

I dual-boot Peppermint and winders on a couple of my machines. It's easy enough to do.

I run Peppermint 99.9% of the time, but I have '10' available when I need to collaborate with grumpy old men in business suits.   
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 30, 2017, 02:17:35 pm
Hey kloos, welcome to candy stiped OS land .. hope you like red/white, otherwise you're gonna need rose blue tinted glasses :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: kloos on November 30, 2017, 02:23:01 pm
wow thanks for all of the welcomes.  What a fab place to be  :D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 30, 2017, 02:25:19 pm
We try to be welcoming .. at least for the first week, then we come to get ya >:D
(just kiddin)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on November 30, 2017, 03:20:40 pm
wow thanks for all of the welcomes.  What a fab place to be  :D

It sure is, Welcome to the Forums  :D

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: spence on November 30, 2017, 03:39:02 pm
I have wanted to get Linux for over a decade but, sadly it has never been easy enough to use.  I have an old Pavilion DV9 and my version of win10 became corrupt.  So it was time to dip my toe in again to see if the water was warm enough yet.  I tried lots of distro's this time round and Peppermint was the only one not to crash, to install first time and to update properly.  Plus is has a good selection of programmes in the store.  My laptop boots up (and turns off) much quicker than with win10.  The screen is clear and I love the configurable desktop.  I am trying to think of all of the programmes that I "need" from Win10 but I really can't think of anything where a version isn't available (except onedrive, but i am considering switching to dropbox so not a big issue). 

I am a happy chappy  8)

Welcome aboard the peppermintOS train kloos... I hopped on in 2010 and have barely looked back.... I dual booted for a while because of genealogy software, but then elected to push all of that onto the www... tired of winblows maintenance.   
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Fred on December 21, 2017, 10:17:35 am
Hello from Fred in Tennessee!  I’m recently retired and have a 10 year old Dell Vostro laptop with 2 gb Ram running at 1.4 GHz that had fallen out of use because of sluggish windows issues. Did a full install of Peppermint 8 Respin 64 bit and now it is working beautifully. I like how it works with my gmail and chromium bringing in all my bookmarks etc. I’m also using it with my Dropbox account...which took a bit of figuring out but finally got it working.... I really like Peppermint and now am wondering if I would gain much by upgrading this old laptop from 2 gb to 4 gb Ram? Anyway, thanks to the Peppermint folks for a great disto and I’m looking forward to learning more about Peppermint and Linux. Thank you in advance for any help I may receive from this Forum. Best wishes to all for the holidays!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on December 21, 2017, 11:02:24 am
Personally I'd say "DO IT" .. you can never have enough RAM .. though the law of diminishing returns generally applies above 4GB unless you're a particularly heavy user with lots of apps running at the same time, or gamer, or.  run large databases, etc.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on December 21, 2017, 11:18:13 am
Welcome to Peppermint, Fred.

I'm happy to hear the Peppermint 8 Respin is bringing your old Dell Vostro laptop back to life.  If you're like me, and are always keeping mutable tabs open, then having a computer with more memory sure does help.

perknh
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on December 21, 2017, 06:08:06 pm
Hello from Fred in Tennessee!

That's one of my favorite pickup lines. It goes something like this :

"Hi. You're from Tennessee, right?"
"What?"
"Are you from Tennessee?"
"No. I'm from Florida."
"Sorry. I thought you were from Tennessee."
"Why?"
"Cuz' you're the only '10' I see in here."

Anyway, welcome aboard Fred.  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Fred on December 22, 2017, 07:27:41 am
Thanks to all for the words of welcome and VinDSL, if I weren’t married, I might consider using that great pickup line!   ;D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: goody211 on January 24, 2018, 12:01:32 am
Hello, I'm Mark from The Bay Area, No. California. I am retired from the Bread Baking Industry and I'm here to learn about Linux software.  That's it, thanks.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on January 24, 2018, 04:52:17 am
Hi goody211,

Welcome to the Forums. and hope we can help you in your Linux journal;

Let us know what equipment you are using by providing the output from the Terminal of

Code: [Select]
inxi -Fz

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: williamthe1st on February 13, 2018, 08:17:32 pm
Just wanted to introduce myself to you guys .

Me , well I'm a retired 67 year old English man who decided to leave his home shores and head for a warmer climate and adventure . After living in several country's I finally ended up in a small rural village on the Thailand / Cambodia boarder , where Ive now been for 15 years.

 I came across peppermint OS by chance when searching youtube , and decided to give it a try and I must say so far I'm very impressed  . I look forward to learning more from other members of this forum and hopefully give some thing back one day .

I'm wondering if I may be the oldest forum member here  ;D


Regards – William
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 13, 2018, 09:30:14 pm
Well my new Peppermint friend, you've bested me by 10 years, warmer weather, and no doubt a more interesting place to live :)
(57, and back shivering in 'old blighty')
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: williamthe1st on February 13, 2018, 11:00:50 pm
Well my new Peppermint friend, you've bested me by 10 years, warmer weather, and no doubt a more interesting place to live :)
(57, and back shivering in 'old blighty')


Ah good old Blighty , now that brings back fond memories . I was fortunate enough to retire from working at age 42 and decided to leave good old Blighty and look for adventure and  do some traveling .  To cut a long story short I did never return back home so its over 25 years since I stepped back on England's green and pleasant land . I often wonder how much things have changed since I left .

Thailand is an interesting place for sure but having said that I seem now to be reminiscing more and more about life back in England, may be its an age related curse . May be one day I will return to my home town where when you meet some one they say '' Ey up me duck y'alreet '' can you guess where my old home town was  ;D

William
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on February 14, 2018, 01:15:34 am
Nearly eleven years in The Netherlands for me.  I'm also shivering.  The amount of rain we get, makes the UK look positively arid  :o!  This year is planned to be my first visit back to Blighty ;).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: emegra on February 14, 2018, 01:17:37 am
"We try to be welcoming .. at least for the first week, then we come to get ya >:D"
(just kiddin)

Yep we suck em in and we spit em out

Only joking :)
 
Welcome aboard all newcomers,




Graeme
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on February 14, 2018, 01:27:05 am
Hi williamthe1st,

Welcome to the Forums.   I do believe we have a few members who tip the scales at or around 67 but I cannot name them. I will be 60 this year.

Re "Blighty", don't get yourself is a tissy over it.  Yeah it's "Home" but you seem to have found a new "home" now  :)

As for giving back to the Community - you already are by chatting here and asking questions.  The answers supplied may help someone.

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: williamthe1st on February 14, 2018, 02:29:20 am
Hi williamthe1st,

Welcome to the Forums.   I do believe we have a few members who tip the scales at or around 67 but I cannot name them. I will be 60 this year.

Re "Blighty", don't get yourself is a tissy over it.  Yeah it's "Home" but you seem to have found a new "home" now  :)

As for giving back to the Community - you already are by chatting here and asking questions.  The answers supplied may help someone.

Regards Zeb...

Hi Zeb

Thanks for the welcome , I'm starting to all ready feel at home , your still a spring chicken at the young age of 59  ;D . I do miss some things from back home in Blighty , mainly food related , here rice with every thing can get a bit monotonous  ::) and due to a past stomach problem I have to avoid any thing spicy  :'(

William

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: williamthe1st on February 14, 2018, 02:31:39 am
"We try to be welcoming .. at least for the first week, then we come to get ya >:D"
(just kiddin)

Yep we suck em in and we spit em out

Only joking :)
 
Welcome aboard all newcomers,




Graeme

Oh no ......Only one weeks grace then I'm on my own  :'(

William

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 14, 2018, 07:46:58 am
May be one day I will return to my home town where when you meet some one they say '' Ey up me duck y'alreet '' can you guess where my old home town was  ;D

My guess would be somewhere in the east midlands ? .. that statement starts and with midlands colloquialisms, but if it were the west midlads the middle would likely be "cock" or "cocker" .. or am I totally off the mark because "Y'alreet" could also be much further north. :-\

[EDIT]

Returning after 25 years .. I think you'll be shocked at the extent of the nanny state and cultural "snowflake" attitude where everyone is now so eager to be offended by something/anything that they actively seek out things to grumble about :(

Seriously, I've been here for that 25 years and I don't really recognise England much any more .. or maybe that's just 'me' getting old and grumpy :'(

I think what I'm trying to say is if you're expecting the England of your youth, you're likely to be disappointed .. you're not missing much.

Oh, and if I'm right about the midlands .. it's all balti and rice there now anyway :))
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on February 14, 2018, 07:53:17 am
I would have guessed somewhere in Yorkshire ?
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 14, 2018, 08:08:15 am
Yeah I see your point Zeb, the "Ey up" definitely points there, Y'alreet" could also be Gordie (though not so much the "Eh yup") .. I guess it could be anywhere Midlands --> northward.

It was the "duck" that made me think East Midlands or possibly South Yorkshire such as Nottingham/Chesterfield/Sheffield kinda area.

Now I wanna know ?  ???
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: emegra on February 14, 2018, 08:57:16 am
"y'alreet"

Got to be a Jeordie

Oh by the way Mark I got you this time it is spelt Jeordie a Gordie is a lassie as far as I'm aware and if you dont believe me
look here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geordie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geordie)



Graeme
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: williamthe1st on February 14, 2018, 09:34:11 am
May be one day I will return to my home town where when you meet some one they say '' Ey up me duck y'alreet '' can you guess where my old home town was  ;D

My guess would be somewhere in the east midlands ? .. that statement starts and with midlands colloquialisms, but if it were the west midlads the middle would likely be "cock" or "cocker" .. or am I totally off the mark because "Y'alreet" could also be much further north. :-\

[EDIT]

Returning after 25 years .. I think you'll be shocked at the extent of the nanny state and cultural "snowflake" attitude where everyone is now so eager to be offended by something/anything that they actively seek out things to grumble about :(

Seriously, I've been here for that 25 years and I don't really recognise England much any more .. or maybe that's just 'me' getting old and grumpy :'(

I think what I'm trying to say is if you're expecting the England of your youth, you're likely to be disappointed .. you're not missing much.

Oh, and if I'm right about the midlands .. it's all balti and rice there now anyway :))


Sadly I don't have any remaining relatives alive back in Blighty and most of my small band of close  friends have either passed away or emigrated to different parts of the world , so getting current feed back on how things are progressing back home is difficult apart from reading the some times biased British news articles.

 Personally I did not leave England because I was dissatisfied with life there or had any issues with rules or regulations and the some times frustrating red tape. At the time I left I considered my home to be a safe environment and generally not an expensive place to live.

My home town was inhabited with genuine down to earth people who had a strong sense of pride and community , people who my father would call salt of the earth.

One thing I can honestly say hand on heart after living in many different country's is that no where is perfect , there is no heaven on earth , having said that although I'm currently living in Thailand I do miss many things about good old Blighty , but like you so aptly pointed out may be the things I once loved and now reminisce about are now long gone and the Blighty I once knew is sadly no more. 

Thailand is a wonderful place to live but , yes there's all ways a but .  But you need a new set of knowledge skills to navigate the some times awkward path to make the most of things . The thorn in the side of most long term expats residing in Thailand relates to the Immigration rules and health issues like health insurance .  Having pointed that out there are many positive aspects about life in the land of smiles especially when related to the cost of living .

 As for where my home town was , here's a clue .

(http://www.nottingham21.co.uk/images/NM00448.JPG)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: williamthe1st on February 14, 2018, 09:37:05 am
I would have guessed somewhere in Yorkshire ?

Sorry , Eey ba gum Lad  ;D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: williamthe1st on February 14, 2018, 09:39:17 am
Yeah I see your point Zeb, the "Ey up" definitely points there, Y'alreet" could also be Gordie (though not so much the "Eh yup") .. I guess it could be anywhere Midlands --> northward.

It was the "duck" that made me think East Midlands or possibly South Yorkshire such as Nottingham/Chesterfield/Sheffield kinda area.

Now I wanna know ?  ???

So near Me Duck  ;D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: williamthe1st on February 14, 2018, 10:16:07 am
I thought I would show you guys today's tea time treat  ;D

 (https://thumbs2.imgbox.com/6a/e1/Gt1ETKqZ_t.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/Gt1ETKqZ)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 14, 2018, 11:02:02 am
Graeme, you're right and I was wrong, please accept my humble apologies, I should know not to disagree with your superior wisdom and I'll never do it again
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 14, 2018, 11:11:02 am
Cloughie .. Dottigab (sorry I have a cold) ?
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on February 14, 2018, 05:50:04 pm
First of all, welcome aboard, William  :)

Second of all ...

Nearly eleven years in The Netherlands for me.  I'm also shivering.  The amount of rain we get, makes the UK look positively arid  :o!

I knew you guys wouldn't believe this, so I took a screenie of my Conky - the PWS I use (https://goo.gl/yHJLx5) is less than 2 blocks away.

Yes, it's actually raining in Arizona. I can count, on one hand, the number of times a year that I get rain:


Spoiler (click here to view / hide)
(http://vindsl.com/images/VinDSL-Screenshot_2018-02-14_15:33:21.png)
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Talking about 'positively arid', Andy, it's been raining here all day, and it's still only 75% humidity. LoL!  :D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Fred on February 14, 2018, 10:37:13 pm
Welcome goody211 and williamthe1st!  Great group here,  very helpful and supportive.
All the best...

Fred
Tennessee, USA
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: williamthe1st on February 15, 2018, 10:49:57 am
First of all, welcome aboard, William  :)

Second of all ...

Nearly eleven years in The Netherlands for me.  I'm also shivering.  The amount of rain we get, makes the UK look positively arid  :o!

I knew you guys wouldn't believe this, so I took a screenie of my Conky - the PWS I use (https://goo.gl/yHJLx5) is less than 2 blocks away.

Yes, it's actually raining in Arizona. I can count, on one hand, the number of times a year that I get rain:


Spoiler (click here to view / hide)
(http://vindsl.com/images/VinDSL-Screenshot_2018-02-14_15:33:21.png)
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Talking about 'positively arid', Andy, it's been raining here all day, and it's still only 75% humidity. LoL!  :D

Thanks for the welcome , good to be here  :)


William
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: williamthe1st on February 15, 2018, 10:51:29 am
Welcome goody211 and williamthe1st!  Great group here,  very helpful and supportive.
All the best...

Fred
Tennessee, USA


Hi Fred from Tennessee , thanks for the kind welcome  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: tetricky on February 20, 2018, 05:39:03 am
.... As for where my home town was , here's a clue ...

Late to the party, but I refer the honourable gentleman to the reply I gave some moments ago. (https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,6186.msg64012.html#msg64012)

Welcome billy-one. I run a forest community forum (in fact the oldest continuously running one on the internet). My username stands for "Trent End" Tricky originally from when I used to contribute to the brian as "a trent end tricky", then as an early internet adopter became the first "tricky" to take that name online. Both sides of the family are actually counteh fans, luckily my father chose Forest to annoy his brother. A close shave.



Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: nickp on March 15, 2018, 02:49:08 am
Morning,

Nick from Nottingham here,

I've been using Linux since the early Slackware days, and have also dabbled with Gentoo and many others,
I'm new to Peppermint - but love it.  Ive installed it on an old Laptop and it's impressively fast and looks good.
The laptop is used to RDP onto Virtual Windows Machines running on Ubuntu, and also to access my Mac every now and then.

I'm a partner in a small software company, and am currently working on Mobile Phone dev using Xamarin forms, c# etc.

Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on March 15, 2018, 04:38:18 am
Hi nickp,

Welcome to the forums.

Nice to hear you are having a good time with Peppermint

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on March 15, 2018, 06:55:08 am
Welcome aboard, Nick  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on March 15, 2018, 07:33:19 am
Hi Nick, welcome to the Peppermint Forum.  It's good to know you're liking Peppermint 8  ;)!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 15, 2018, 11:31:55 am
Hi nickp, great to have you as a member of our small but friendly and tight knit community :)

Welcome.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: nickp on March 15, 2018, 01:58:16 pm
Thanks everyone for the kind welcome messages.

Looking forward to getting to know this distro, and also joining in on the forums.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: bella.mor on March 16, 2018, 01:09:07 am
Welcome Nick, we are so happy to have you here.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on March 16, 2018, 08:43:29 am
Hi nickp.  Your background with Linux sounds terrific.  Welcome to Peppermint! :) 
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: amlc on May 09, 2018, 11:44:50 am
Hi everyone! I'm Mateo (I'd say the english form is Matthew), I've tried Live PeppermintOS on my computer for a while and I've finally decided to install it, so i bought a new HDD (Previous one was broken). I'm a 20 yo guy from Colombia sumercé, I studied one semester of an engineering, but I got kicked out of college, lol  >:( >:(. I'm seeking to get into college next year, again... I want to study Computer Science. Other topics I like besides Linux are literature, arts, some philosophy and cycling.

This is my Peppermint Desktop  ;D
(https://i.imgur.com/G6mJxNK.jpg)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: mac on May 09, 2018, 11:52:35 am
Welcome aboard (Bienvenido a bordo), Mateo  ;)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 09, 2018, 12:42:59 pm
Welcome to the forum Mateo, CompSci is probably a good choice .. engineering is cool too, but eventually everything will be designed and built by computers/robots anyway :))

Then again, so (probably) will software.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on May 09, 2018, 01:19:18 pm
Good for you, Mateo.  Yeah, like PCNetSpec says, it does look like robotics is changing everything, but, at age 20, you can't go wrong with a good education in computer science along with some liberal studies.  Welcome to Peppermint, Mateo.  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: amlc on May 09, 2018, 08:33:47 pm
Thank you all for such a great welcome!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on May 10, 2018, 01:00:02 am
Welcome amic,

We hope you enjoy your stay with us  ;D

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on May 10, 2018, 01:49:30 am
Hi amlc, welcome to Peppermintland  :D.  It's nice to know you're enjoying using Peppermint 8.  I guess you've already figured out we're an easy going bunch.  If you have any questions, or need help.  There's always someone here ready to lend a hand.  So don't be a stranger  ;).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Slim.Fatz on May 15, 2018, 04:52:49 am
Hi almc,
and from me too: Welcome. I really love your desktop wallpaper photo!! Super!  8)
Regards,
-- Slim
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: tdockery97 on May 27, 2018, 06:56:24 am
Greetings.  I'm Tom and I just made the switch from Mint to Peppermint.  It's looking and working great so far.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: mac on May 27, 2018, 08:40:07 am
Great tdockery97.  Welcome aboard!  ;) 
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on May 27, 2018, 08:44:10 am
Greetings.  I'm Tom and I just made the switch from Mint to Peppermint.  It's looking and working great so far.

Hi tdockery97,

Welcome to the Best Linux Distro - enjoy your stay with us  :D

Regards Zeb...

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 27, 2018, 09:18:27 am
Welcome tdockery97, out of interest can I ask what made you switch ?

Just bored and wanted a change, or was there a particular reason ?
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: jlschwartz on May 27, 2018, 10:47:54 am
Welcome to the forum tdockery97.  You made the right choice.   :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on May 27, 2018, 03:23:52 pm
Greetings.  I'm Tom and I just made the switch from Mint to Peppermint.  It's looking and working great so far.

Welcome, tdockery97!  I brought a couple of friends of mine from Mint over to Peppermint 8 just a few weeks ago. :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on May 27, 2018, 05:38:45 pm
Greetings.  I'm Tom and I just made the switch from Mint to Peppermint.  It's looking and working great so far.

Hi Tom, welcome to the Peppermint Forum  :).  It's really nice to know you're enjoying our splendid little distro  ;).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: spence on June 07, 2018, 09:52:37 pm
Welcome @tdockery97 to a great little corner of the www where you'll find all the help you need with a great linux distro... Enjoy!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: spence on June 07, 2018, 09:56:16 pm
Hi everyone! I'm Mateo (I'd say the english form is Matthew), I've tried Live PeppermintOS on my computer for a while and I've finally decided to install it, so i bought a new HDD (Previous one was broken). I'm a 20 yo guy from Colombia sumercé

Bienvenidos Mateo/amlc Welcome to our little corner of the www... and our great little distro... enjoy!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: TonyBronze on June 13, 2018, 10:32:50 am
Hi Guys,

My name is Tony and I am a Peppermint user. 

I suppose my first use of a computer goes back to around 1979 when my brother and I bought a Texas TI99/4a, paying half each.  I upgraded to an Amstrad PCW 8256 in 1985 which had 256kb of memory and a floppy drive.  My first exposure to Windows was in 1992 at work where I was one of the first Employees there to use a PC, a 386 with Windows 3.1.  All the other Employees used dumb terminals but I was seconded to the IT department to assist with the transfer of the existing system to a AS400/IS2000 based system.  The first PC I bought was a  Compaq Presario CDS520.  An all in one unit with a 486 DX33 processor and 4mb of RAM  later upgraded to an Evergreen 586 / AMD 5x86 133MHz with 8 mb of RAM.  I think the hard drive that came with it was somewhere around 500mb and the max size the BIOS could handle was 1GB.  I later got a bigger hard drive,  2 GB and I had to partition it into two 1GB partitions to use it.  With the bigger hard drive came an upgrade to Windows 95.

I progressed through different PCs using Windows 98 then XP but toward the end of XP  will admit that I was getting a bit fed fed up with Windows.  Everything seemed so time consuming to do.  My parents got new laptops with Vista on which I didn't care for much.  I was the family go to guy if anyone had problems.  Very often it was Virus related and took ages to sort out.

I had previously looked at Linux.  Often using the free CD's that came on Computer Mags.  The first was probably Red Hat but soon gave up when it wouldn't do what I wanted.   First releases of Ubuntu were probably the ones I spent most time with. 

When the support for XP ended I tried out many different Distros and ended up dual booting with XP and LXLE.  This was the first distro I used where I had that light bulb moment where I thought, hey I am using this, it does everything I need and its not Windows.  It was based on Ubuntu 12.04 but the next version based on 14.04 I didn't like so much and had a few problems with it so started looking around again.

What I didn't like is that they changed some of the programs it came with including the browser to a customised version of Sea Monkey.  I was a Firefox user at the time so it meant I had to install extra bits I wanted.  It used a lot of PPA's for the latest vesrions but that sometimes caused dependency issues where it needed to install an updated version of a file but couldn't because something else was using the older version.  Some software such as steam wouldn't install.  It used the PPA version of Libre Office which kept having large updates.  The final nail in the coffin was an update caused problems with Nvidia and I could only use the Nouveau drivers.
 
So I started Distro hopping again and found Peppermint.  First I installed Peppermint 7 on a Laptop and took an instant liking to it.  I have two desktops and 5 laptops in the household all different makes, AMD and Intel Processors,  some with Nvidia, AMD and Intel graphics,  wireless are mainly Intel and Broadcom.  Peppermint works on them all.  They all now have Peppermint 8 on them and I can honestly say that in the 3 years I have been using Peppermint, I have not had one problem with it.  I am a hobby photographer and my go to program is Darktable.  Upgrading the PC I use for photography is easy  using Peppermint.  Install the OS, install the photography pack and done.  It has all I need.

Sorry, this has got a bit long and rambling on a bit.  Perhaps I'll save the rest for part 2 :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on June 13, 2018, 10:38:22 am
Welcome TonyBronze,

It is always good to hear people enjoying Peppermint.  I am glad you are no different.

I for one did not find your story overly long and I look forward to reading part two, should you ever decide to write it.

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: mac on June 13, 2018, 10:40:53 am
Welcome Aboard, TonyBronze!  I think you summed it up beautifully : "It has all I need." 
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 13, 2018, 11:15:02 am
Hi Tony and welcome to the forum :)

I'm with Zeb and mac, I didn't find that overly long, in fact I found it quite interesting and useful (not to mention enjoyably nostalgic). For example:-

a) we took the decision early on not to rely on third party PPA's for anything included by default. if we want to add updated software we'd add it to OUR PPA rather than link Peppermint to others we have no control over .. seems it was a good decision :)

and

b) Peppermint 9 is currently in private beta testing, and I'd forgotten to check the Peppermint metapackages such as the "Peppermint Photography Pack" still worked with the new 18.04 base .. you've reminded me to go test them :)

[EDIT]

You'll be happy to know the photography pack still works :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: jlschwartz on June 13, 2018, 11:35:51 am
Welcome to the Peppermint Forum TonyBronze.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: TonyBronze on June 13, 2018, 11:38:21 am
One thing I forgot to mention is the reason I have just joined the forum after 3 years (apart from the fact I have had no problems so not needed any help).  I joined to find out any news about Peppermint 9.  In all the years I have been using computers I have never been bothered about upgrades to OS's, usually waiting a while for them to settle in before updating myself.

But with Peppermint 9, at 57 years old, I find myself feeling like a kid waiting for Christmas to arrive :) 

I fully understand why it's taking a while and am happy that the Peppermint Team are taking time to make sure everything is working before the release.  I have had a sneaky look  at Launchpad and seen the progress and all the hard work you guys are putting into it for which I am really grateful and thank you.

But I am sitting here with my finger poised over the download button.  Partition prepped on my desktop ready to receive  my Christmas present which will be something I actually want instead of a pair of socks or Old Spice aftershave :)


Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 13, 2018, 12:03:16 pm
Shouldn't be too long now :)

(bet I've jinxed it now and a major bug shows up ::))
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: spence on June 13, 2018, 12:17:20 pm
Hi Guys,

My name is Tony and I am a Peppermint user.

Welcome to Peppermint Land TonyBronze...  like the others mentioned previously, none of that was overly long and I too enjoyed the walk down memory lane. While I didn't find computers useful nor interesting until much later in life, I found the peppermint land of linux much earlier than you. First installed peppermintOne in 2010, quickly wiped WinXP off of my old Toshiba Qosmio's drive and never looked back.

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: hxcdk on September 11, 2018, 08:49:20 am
Hi Gents
My name is Henrik. I have been using Linux, on and off, since 2000, both on the desktop and server.

These days I am primarily using Linux on my computers at home. I have been looking for a desktop OS, based on Ubuntu and a GTK based desktop, as my daily driver. At work I mostly work with IBM AIX.

After using Peppermint 9, I must say I have finally found it!

Thank you so much for this excellent distro  ;D

Best Regards
Henrik
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 11, 2018, 08:53:43 am
Hi Henrik, and welcome to the forum :)

Great to hear Peppermint fits your requirements .. and thanks for the kind words.

Ubuntu base, and Gtk desktop makes perfect sense to us too, dunno why everyone doesn't do it :))
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on September 11, 2018, 04:13:01 pm
Welcome aboard Henrik

Sent from my Moto E⁴ via Tapatalk

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on September 11, 2018, 05:06:10 pm
Hi Henrik, how's it going  ;)?  Welcome to the Peppermint Forum  :).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on September 11, 2018, 06:01:06 pm
My name is Henrik. I have been using Linux, on and off, since 2000, both on the desktop and server.

These days I am primarily using Linux on my computers at home. I have been looking for a desktop OS, based on Ubuntu and a GTK based desktop, as my daily driver. At work I mostly work with IBM AIX.

After using Peppermint 9, I must say I have finally found it!

Thank you so much for this excellent distro  ;D

It's terrific you have such an extensive background with Linux, Henrik   Welcome to Peppermint! :) 
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: jlschwartz on September 11, 2018, 06:16:57 pm
Welcome to the world of Peppermint Henrik.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on September 12, 2018, 12:42:34 am
Hi Hxcdk,

Welcome to the Forum  :)

We hope you enjoy your time here with Peppermint

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: hxcdk on November 08, 2018, 04:39:29 am
Hi Gents

Thanks for the warm welcome  :)

Best Regards
Henrik
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: rayzer on December 04, 2018, 02:20:51 pm
howdy, the names ray, aka rayzer. been using various linux distros since 2010, my daily os is debian xfce but also use pep from time to time. hang out also on livestreams like EB's zebs and sudo reboot so some of you may have spoken to me before.
i also like to mess about with the look of distros and occasionally tweak desktops like lxde, xfce and jwm for example as well as making wallpapers, icons etc.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on December 04, 2018, 06:58:46 pm
Hi rayzer, and welcome to the forum :)

Yeah I spotted you on EB's stream earlier today.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on December 04, 2018, 08:39:34 pm
Welcome aboard, Ray  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on December 05, 2018, 12:39:57 am
Hiya Rayzer

Welcome to Club Peppermint

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: JonOfLA on December 05, 2018, 07:57:59 pm
Hello All,

My name is Jon, and I thought I would sign up for the forum since I'm probably going to be asking for help. I'm completely new to Linux. One of the main reasons I'm using Linux now is because I am studying cybersecurity in school, and getting experience helps. As for Peppermint, I was looking for a distro that would help me get my feet wet, and I saw some good reviews for Peppermint. What really clinched it was seeing the extremely helpful installation guide, and the forums.

So far, I am pleased with how Peppermint has been running. I installed it on a 10 year old laptop and it basically works like new. I look forward to posting here and using Peppermint going forward.

 :D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on December 05, 2018, 08:09:08 pm
Welcome aboard, Jon  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: AndyInMokum on December 06, 2018, 12:44:58 am
Hi jonOFLA, welcome to the Peppermint Forum, it's nice to meet you  :).  Ask as many questions as want, this is what the forum is for.  We were all in the exact same position you're in now.  We know what it's like   ;D.  Use the Search feature in the menu bar.  Many times, a solution is already available.  Also check out the: Official Tutorials and the User Submitted Tutorials.  There's loads of really cool stuff to think about in those pages.  Mainly, don't be shy to use the forum.  The gang here are always delighted to help out  ;).
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on December 06, 2018, 04:28:13 am
HI JonOfLA,

Welcome to the Peppermint Club...

As Andy says. Ask away.  9 yrs into Linux and I am still learning and asking questions  :D

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on December 06, 2018, 10:19:40 am
Hi JonOfLA, and welcome to the forum :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: spence on December 07, 2018, 02:13:38 pm
Welcome Aboard @JonOfLA, @rayzer & @hxcdk... bit behind on my welcomes here! I originally found linux when casting about for a way to keep an old but expensive laptop alive. PeppermintOne delivered another 6 years of life when I installed it back in 2010. I'm about to release two more elder laptops into the freecycling universe. Peppermint 9 keeps them running, but they are now too old to be useful to my evolving needs.

Welcome again and remember we're all here to answer questions. 

 
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on December 09, 2018, 01:23:45 pm
... bit behind on my welcomes here!

Me too, guys!  Welcome JonOfLA and welcome rayzer.  Peppermint is certainly one of the best discoveries I ever made while surfing the web several years ago.  I hope you guys end up enjoying Peppermint every bit as much as I have.  Welcome! :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Slaninka on January 15, 2019, 05:22:05 am
Hello everybody,

my name is Adam, I am from Slovakia, so I appologise for any mistakes that I will make.
 I am using linux for nearly two years, switched from windows, because of performance problems and updates.
Peppermint is my fourth distro that I have used, after Linux Mint, Ubuntu and Ubuntu Budgie, and I really like it.
I have not experienced any serious bug, unlike in the other distros that I used, and the look in my opinion is just awesome.

Many thanks to all developers.

PS:Theese emoticons are super. :D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on January 15, 2019, 07:34:44 am
Hi JonOfLA,

Welcome to the Forums

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on January 15, 2019, 07:35:19 am
Hi Slaninka,

Welcome to the Forums

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on January 15, 2019, 09:53:37 am
Hi Slaninka, welcome to the forum, and thanks for the Kind words about Peppermint (and our forum emoticons) :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on January 15, 2019, 02:11:35 pm
Welcome aboard, Slaninka  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: jglen490 on February 03, 2019, 11:01:19 pm
Greetings!  New to Peppermint, but a lot of experience with Linux and BSD.  I have a desktop PC with Kubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and an old Toshiba laptop that now has Peppermint 9.  So far, so good!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on February 03, 2019, 11:18:20 pm
Welcome aboard, jglen490  :)


EDIT


BTW, I was just reading your posts. You and I have very similar writing styles.

Interesting...   ;)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on February 04, 2019, 04:25:49 am
Welcome to the Forums jglen490,

We hope you enjoy your time here and glad you are enjoying the Pep on the old Tosh  :)
Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 04, 2019, 08:09:36 am
Welcome jglen490, happy to count you as part of our friendly little community :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: mintspider on February 25, 2019, 01:10:53 am
Computer user from way back in 1983, starting with a 16K Oric-1, migrating through many 8-bit machines in Britain, graduating to the Amiga 1200, purchased a PC, went online, moved to Kentucky, USA, and later discovered the joys of Linux.
Felt like I was back in my Amiga days.
Ran Linux Mint from version 6 to 16, then Solus Budgie caught my eye, which I still use on my main laptop.
You can blame stevesveryown and zebedeeboss for my being here. Met them both via BDLL.

Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 25, 2019, 06:33:11 am
Welcome mintspider :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: mintspider on February 25, 2019, 07:23:40 am
Welcome mintspider :)

Thanks mate.
Modified my own post also, as tapatalk confused me, and I thought I was directly replying to someone.
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on February 25, 2019, 08:28:57 am
Hello, mintspider.   Yeah, it's fun to watch zebedeeboss and stevesveryown putting various distros through their paces on Big Daddy Linux Live! on YouTube.  Welcome to Peppermint. :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 25, 2019, 08:44:18 am
I loved my Miggy A1200 so much I keep considering buying one, but it always worries me I'm looking back through rose coloured spectacles and it'll just end up sitting in the corner unused .. after a bit of a nostalgic play of course (and probably after spending a fortune on accelerators, etc.)  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on February 25, 2019, 01:38:20 pm
Welcome aboard, mintspider  :)







Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: mintspider on February 25, 2019, 05:01:26 pm
Hello, mintspider.   Yeah, it's fun to watch zebedeeboss and stevesveryown putting various distros through their paces on Big Daddy Linux Live! on YouTube.  Welcome to Peppermint. :)
Listen out for the Scotsman!

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Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: mintspider on February 25, 2019, 05:01:54 pm
Welcome aboard, mintspider  :)
Cheers.

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Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Pepper9 on April 12, 2019, 04:32:29 am
Hi Peppermint-team and community.

After using Peppermint after the better part of 3 quarters of a year I decided to sign up here. After distro hopping for years I can finally say I've found my distro and am very pleased with it. Thanks to the devs!

I am one of those people who is confined to older hardware due to lack of funds so I can run 32bit only. I have found Peppermint after searching for a "light-weight distro" and found Peppermint in that search. Installed it and was satisfied from the get-go.

Installed on 3 machines:
1) HP Compaq nx 7400 laptop
2) IBM Thinkpad T-60
3) IBM Thinkpad T-42 (non-pae)

Every machine runs as they should, no hickups, no problems...............boring, I know  :D

I will help out where I can although I've seen many people around here who are far more knowledgeable than little old me. Great to be part of this community.

Regards, Pepper9  8)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on April 12, 2019, 05:06:33 am
Welcome aboard, Pepper9  :)







Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Pepper9 on April 12, 2019, 05:26:10 am
Welcome aboard, Pepper9  :)

Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 12, 2019, 07:26:32 am
Great to have you around Pepper9, and thanks for the kind words about the distro and community :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on April 12, 2019, 03:14:58 pm
Every machine runs as they should, no hickups, no problems...............boring, I know  :D

Isn't that the truth.  Got to love that about Peppermint.  Peppermint just works!  ;)

Welcome to Peppermint, Pepper9. :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Rojas10 on April 12, 2019, 04:21:22 pm
Greetings from Portugal.

I'm using linux, on and off for almost 2 years. Now, at home - at work still running M$ products - just linux.
I've been distro hopping a lot (solus, manjaro, PopOS, MX, Min), but now i've found THE DISTRO for me. Peppermint all the way!

Thank you (devs) for your work, and for making it soo awesome! Also, big thank's to the community for spreading the Peppermint love!
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on April 12, 2019, 04:38:56 pm
Greetz, Rojas10.

And, welcome aboard  :)






Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on April 12, 2019, 05:38:16 pm
Welcome to Peppermint, Rojas10. :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 12, 2019, 06:11:41 pm
Welcome to the community Rojas10, pleased to meet you :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: zebedeeboss on April 15, 2019, 04:18:38 am
Welcome. We hope you enjoy your time with us.

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: Slim.Fatz on April 15, 2019, 11:08:58 am
Hi Pepper9 and Rojas10,

Glad to hear that you enjoy PeppermintOS and welcome to the forum!!  8)

Regards,

-- Slim
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: jlschwartz on April 15, 2019, 11:51:21 am
Welcome to the Forum. 
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: ymaki on April 19, 2019, 04:52:33 pm
Just a quick intro: I am a French guy living in Spain and been using Windows for 20 years. I tried Ubuntu 7  years ago, but things were a bit more complicated back then (especially I remember issues with graphic cards and wifi). So I am very new to Linux and for beginners it is hard to find the right distro (just too many choices)

But at some point, you need to pick one and start getting your hands dirty.  I have got nothing against Windows (and I will still have to use Windows at different working places) but there's no way W10 will end up in my personal computer and W7 will end soon, so I went hardcore, made some files backup, format C:/ and D:/ as ext4 and installed Peppermint 9 :)  !!!!!!!!!!!

As a beginner I just knew that I wanted a light and fast distro, a good forum and *Buntu based (as I feel I will find more info easily)
I am going with Peppermint 9 because it's very fast, user-friendly, and everything just worked (for the last 2 weeks I tried and installed 20 different distros and only Lubuntu LxQT and Peppermint 9 worked PERFECTLY!!! (but Lubuntu was kind of boring while Peppermint gives you so MANY extra options)

So my first post it's to say a big THANK YOU to the team and all people involved! I am having a lot of fun, reading the forum and discovering all the little things and so much to learn !!!! This is the beginning of a long trip !
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: VinDSL on April 19, 2019, 04:57:43 pm
Welcome aboard, ymaki  :)







Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 19, 2019, 05:44:13 pm
Yeah welcome to the forum ymaki, nice intro .. I particularly liked the Lubuntu bit...

I know I shouldn't but Simon Quigley occasionally takes a side swipe at Peppermint in a friendly way on BDDL, so "right back at ya Simon" :D
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: spence on April 19, 2019, 05:57:57 pm
Just a quick intro: I am a French guy living in Spain and been using Windows for 20 years. I tried Ubuntu 7  years ago, but things were a bit more complicated back then (especially I remember issues with graphic cards and wifi). So I am very new to Linux and for beginners it is hard to find the right distro (just too many choices)
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Bonjour and Welcome aboard @ymaki!!!You've landed in a nice friendly little corner of linux distro land! The friendliness of this forum has kept me around since I discovered peppermintOne back in '10 as I looked for a solution to keep my '06 laptop alive. Hope you find a happy home here.

 8)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: perknh on April 19, 2019, 07:11:38 pm
So my first post it's to say a big THANK YOU to the team and all people involved! I am having a lot of fun, reading the forum and discovering all the little things and so much to learn !!!! This is the beginning of a long trip !

Hi ymaki.  You're right, it is fun here.  Welcome to Peppermint! :)
Title: Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
Post by: spence on April 20, 2019, 03:51:15 pm
B'lated Welcome aboard Pepper9! & Rojas10!  I hope you both find a home here with us in this friendly little corner of the linux universe! 

 8)