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Installed Peppermint 10 and loving it!!!
« on: October 16, 2019, 04:23:17 pm »
Hi All,

This is my first post in the forum and actually my first involvement in a distro forum.

A bit of background I have been a long time Mac user (since 2009) and although aware of Linux did not have much interest. This changed earlier this year where after a bit of a career switch I found a job as a trainee developer abd was expected to use Ubuntu at work. This actually was not a massive issue as I was fairly familiar with the terminal and had a fairly powerful work machine so had no issues at all.

However, I caught the distro bug and started to investigate ways to test and try new distros. I did a fair bit of hopping using Virtual Box (Kali, CentOS etc) but didnt really like the virtual experience and was looking for another computer to run a  'clean' install on. Given my budget I eventually found an Acer Aspire ES11-131 (2 GB RAM, and 32 GB eMMc).

Given the specs were not great I started looking into lighweight distros that i could try to use to maximise performance and came across Peppermint. It seemed to tick all the boxes, fast, light but familiar enoough with the Ubuntu base.

Long story short I managed to install it after some complex booting issues (Acer does not make switching from Windows easy!) and the results are fantastic! The booting speed, for a machine this size, is increible and so afr the simplicity, speed and colour of the desktop environment is excellent.

In short, even in the event I upgrade I may have found my new distro for life and I just wanted to express my thanks for all the people involved in craeting and maintaining it to such an increible standard!

Keep up the good work all  :)

 

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Re: Installed Peppermint 10 and loving it!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 07:26:57 pm »
Welcome aboard, jpandd  :)








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Re: Installed Peppermint 10 and loving it!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 07:45:30 pm »
Great first posting, will please the team no end (read - "inflate our egos" ;))) .. welcome to our friendly little community jpandd.
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Re: Installed Peppermint 10 and loving it!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2019, 04:45:12 am »
Thank you for your kind words and welcome to the Pep family  :D

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Re: Installed Peppermint 10 and loving it!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2019, 05:31:10 am »
Awesome and wellcome to the wonderful world of Peppermint 8)
Once Peppermint, always Peppermint.

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Re: Installed Peppermint 10 and loving it!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2019, 10:23:38 am »
Welcome jpandd!  :)

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Re: Installed Peppermint 10 and loving it!!!
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2019, 11:25:52 am »
Welcome to the best OS and forum on the planet Jpandd  ;D
Not only is Peppermint an addictive OS to use.
But so is this Forum :)

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Re: Installed Peppermint 10 and loving it!!!
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2019, 12:56:43 pm »
Welcome and glad youre enjoying the Pep

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Re: Installed Peppermint 10 and loving it!!!
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2019, 10:44:37 pm »
Hello jpandd,


Yeah I installed Peppermint 10 on one of my 13 year old junk boxes and it's working good and I ain't got no complaints with Peppermint 10.

I installed Peppermint 9 on another 13 year old junk box and it's working good and I ain't got no complaints with Peppermint 9.

They both work great and I'm having a problem deciding which is best.  :-\ :-\ :-\

Peppermint 10 HWE stack kernel.
Peppermint 09 LTS kernel.

I like em both and can't decide between them they are almost perfect.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2019, 07:35:07 am by 151tom »

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Re: Installed Peppermint 10 and loving it!!!
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2019, 03:10:50 pm »
Then use both 8) I just like to use the latest release, so as soon as there's a new release I download and install it.
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Re: Installed Peppermint 10 and loving it!!!
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2019, 08:27:14 pm »
Tangentially relevant -
I've been using PMint since 7 (Using 8 now - will upgrade to 10 soon (or 11 if I like it better)).
I try other distros as they are recommended for older computers. I have found nothing that touches PMint (Linux Lite comes closest. )
Didn't care much for 9, but 10 is excellent.

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Re: Installed Peppermint 10 and loving it!!!
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2019, 11:05:49 am »
Hi. I come from a Windows background. I have tried many distros. Until now, i had never used Peppermint though. One similar one I tried a while back was Linux Lite 4.2 and I loved it except that on 3 out of 3 different laptops, it eventually had login issues. They're currently on v4.6 and I tried it but it won't run right on my 2 year old gaming laptop. Laggy mouse. Anyway I ended up putting Linux Mint Mate on it and although it runs good, I've never been able to get wine running on mint on any laptop I've ever run it on. I tried Peppermint 10. It's almost perfect. It runs blazing fast. It runs Wine flawlessly. It has the good points of Linux mint with mintstick already installed. It has firefox and gparted already there. I have one MINOR complaint. Actually 2... The numlock doesn't come on by default. The second one is there is no option in settings (or control panel) for the mouse speed. I always adjust this in every distro I've ever used but I can't in peppermint. I am however very happy. These are things I'm willing to tolerate with all the other good points it has. This will be my daily runner.

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Re: Installed Peppermint 10 and loving it!!!
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2019, 03:30:55 pm »
Install Numlockx

 
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sudo apt-get install numlockx
 

To change mouse speed etc.

Open "Peppermint Settings Panel" from "menu", Then click tab that says, "keyboard and pointer", adjust to your taste.

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Re: Installed Peppermint 10 and loving it!!!
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2019, 04:00:37 pm »
I think The Omen means the Peppermint Control Center rather than the Peppermint Settings Panel :)
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Re: Installed Peppermint 10 and loving it!!!
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2019, 07:13:18 pm »
Yep, I went to the menu and clicked, "Peppermint Settings Panel" and clicked on it, that then took me to, "Peppermint Control Center", where i directed the OP to go to the "keyboard and pointer" tab.

Thank you for the clarification Mr. Greaves, I appreciate this so as not to complicate things.

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