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Peppermint Four Release Announced - Friday June 14, 2013
« on: June 06, 2013, 10:08:17 am »
Below is the announcement copied directly from the PeppermintOS.com website

Quote from: PeppermintOS.com
Peppermint Four Release Announcement

Hello Peppermint Nation,

We have a few announcements to make and here they are

1 – Peppermint Four release date will be Friday June 14, 2013

2 – The Main Peppermint Site will be Shut Down on Friday June 7, 2013 and will Co-Launch with Peppermint Four on Friday June 14th

Team Peppermint is super excited and we can’t wait to emerge in 2013 with a great new version and a shiny new site to back it all up

Kindest regards to all,

Kendall, Shane and Team Peppermint


Also posted on Linux.co.uk .. here:
http://linux.co.uk/2013/06/peppermint-4-release-announced-june-14-2013/

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Re: Peppermint Four Release Announced - Friday June 14, 2013
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 09:00:40 pm »
Congrats to the devs for bringing this out. I might try it sometime.

But just thinking ahead. I wonder if Peppermint 5 (or any other derivatives) will be affected by the changes Ubuntu is making in the packaging system and the new display server :-\

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Re: Peppermint Four Release Announced - Friday June 14, 2013
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 05:13:59 pm »
Looking forward to it,

I'll be back with plenty of questions, as I'm now window less   :), so I might need a tuturial on creating a live usb stick on linux.

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Re: Peppermint Four Release Announced - Friday June 14, 2013
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2013, 05:59:19 pm »
Looking forward to it,

 I might need a tuturial on creating a live usb stick on linux.

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Re: Peppermint Four Release Announced - Friday June 14, 2013
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013, 08:39:36 pm »
as I'm now window less   :), so I might need a tuturial on creating a live usb stick on linux.

Creating a LiveUSB in Windows or Linux ? .. if Linux, which distro/version ?

I'll be doing another tutorial for the AA1 .. most of which also applies to other hardware.
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Re: Peppermint Four Release Announced - Friday June 14, 2013
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2013, 10:08:49 pm »
PeppermintOS3 is the only OS I now have.
running on aa1
my desktop computer which was duel booted with xp and peppermint 2, when i tried to boot it with just peppermint 3,  it would recognise the usb stick only as fdd not hdd. So I'm left with nothing on the desktop (which I don't use very often), then I decided to wait for peppermint4.
Which is where I am at the moment.
If needed, I can get my son to create a usb stick on his windows computer, but it would be good if i can do it on my own,( with a little help of course).

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Re: Peppermint Four Release Announced - Friday June 14, 2013
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2013, 10:24:52 pm »
We'll work it out after release :)

For now, you could prepare by running this on your AA1:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install usb-creator-gtk

You'll then find a new menu item

menu>System Tools>Startup Disk Creator

Which we'll use to create the Peppermint 4 LiveUSB when you have the ISO image.
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Re: Peppermint Four Release Announced - Friday June 14, 2013
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2013, 07:13:22 am »
Thanks for the heip Mark,

what I'll do is start a new topic after the release, so anyone looking for the same thing will find it easier to find.

again thanks.

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Re: Peppermint Four Release Announced - Friday June 14, 2013
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2013, 10:03:43 pm »
Peppermint 4 sounds great, however is there a compelling reason to upgrade from v3,

I have Peppermint 3 running on 4 different machines (2 desktops & 2 Laptops) and I have them all set up exactly the way I want and they're all running sweet, the only thing I would change if anything is the file manager which is a bit austere for my tastes but I suspect Peppermint 4 would be the same



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Re: Peppermint Four Release Announced - Friday June 14, 2013
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2013, 10:11:44 pm »
Nope, no reason to move from PM3 --> PM4 if you don't want to.

Yes, (default) File manager is still PCManFM, though obviously a later version (there are some things I'd "like" to say here, but can't) .. All I can say is why not download the ISO (when released), bung it on a LiveUSB and see for yourself if you want to bother.


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Just as a matter of interest - what is it about PCManFM you don't like or think is missing ?

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Re: Peppermint Four Release Announced - Friday June 14, 2013
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2013, 10:22:50 pm »
Thanks for the reply Mark

I have a partition on this PC that I installed Mint 15 on and I've decided Mint isn't for me any more, I'm not saying Mint's a bad distro but it just doesn't seem to suit my purposes, I intend it wipe Mint and Install Peppermint 4 on that partition and play around with it for a while to see what it has to offer



Thanks for your advice


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Re: Peppermint Four Release Announced - Friday June 14, 2013
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2013, 10:25:07 pm »
Sounds like a plan to me :)

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Re: Peppermint Four Release Announced - Friday June 14, 2013
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2013, 10:28:50 pm »
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Just as a matter of interest - what is it about PCManFM you don't like or think is missing ?

For me it looks a little bland compared to say Cinnamon, but that can just be taken as a personal opinion, but there is one thing I want that I'm not even sure any other File manager can do any way, which is this

I have a folder full of Music albums and I would like to display the folder view as CD art instead of just a folder icon, to be fair I'm not sure that any file manager can do that although I know it can be done in Windows
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Re: Peppermint Four Release Announced - Friday June 14, 2013
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2013, 10:42:17 pm »
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For me it looks a little bland compared to say Cinnamon, but that can just be taken a personal opinion


So it's mainly "appearance" ?

All I'm going to say is .. Hmm (teaser ?) :)

Don't know about other file managers, but I doubt if displaying content on the icons, or suchlike, will ever be part of PCManFM .. it's designed to be light but functional, and that doesn't add any functionality .. stuff like that is more for the full fat file managers.

There's always a trade off .. bells and whistles Vs Light and quick .. but there's nothing stopping you changing file manager in Peppermint (or any other distro for that matter.

Personally I like PCManFM, I think (for me) it's got the functionality/speed line in about the right place .. The few things I thought could do with improving, well wait and see in 2 days ;)

I think you may be pleasantly surprised :)



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AFAIK, in Nautilus (and probably other file managers) can change the folder icons on a per folder basis .. dunno if there's a way to automate it to change to album art, but it can be manually done.

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Yup, it can be done in Nautilus .. see here:
http://www.webupd8.org/2009/11/music-album-covers-and-picture-previews.html
(not tested this though, and that article is kinda old)

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Re: Peppermint Four Release Announced - Friday June 14, 2013
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2013, 10:54:00 pm »
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So it's mainly "appearance" ?

All I'm going to say is .. Hmm (teaser ?)

Yes I'll admit I do like a bit of polish :) but I wouldn't be prepared to take a noticeable performance hit to get it, peppermint 3 runs so fast on this machine I think it could take a little bit of bloat without it being all that noticeable ,

Almost everything in life's a compromise and I suppose any OS is only as fast as the hardware it's running on, so although I don't have a super fast PC it's more than adequate and I think could easily handle a little extra load

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Yup, it can be done in Nautilus .. see here:

Yep that's exactly what I would like to do :)




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