Tuesday’s child is …

29 Sep

It’s a rainy gloomy Tuesday, although the weather man predicts that the skies will clear. I am tinkering around with my Peppermint 6 Linux system and I have to say that I am enjoying the experience. That isn’t to say that everything has been perfect, but I am well pleased with this OS.

linux_circuit_board_penguin_avatar_by_duradcell-d6gzwwuI have been using Peppermint for almost a month at this point. Recently, I have experienced some crashes (about the time of the Peppermint respin) and I was afraid that Peppermint was going to let me down. I decided to “bite the bullet” and install the Nvidia drivers.  Now, my Linux box is working perfectly.

This is my Peppermint Linux desktop …


Does that mean that I have abandoned my beautiful Elvira — Mistress of the Dark? Oh No! I just couldn’t use her as my wallpaper while shooting my booktubes. Yes, it only takes a couple of clicks to change everything back to “Peppermix dark” and reset the wallpaper. How cool is that?

Changes I made …

Aside of a few cosmetic changes made for my book review videos and the Nvidia drivers, I’ve added Steam for a little gaming. That being said, I wont really game on this old computer. I plan to use it to surf, read ebooks, make videos, edit graphics, in short — everything other than gaming.

My Peppermint 6 Linux tip for the week … changing your digital clock. Peppermint 6, like many Linux distributions, has a clock set in a 24 hour mode. As an Air Force brat, I called it military time. I wanted my clock set in a 12 hour mode as you can see in the right corner of my wallpaper pic (above). Simply right click the clock and change the settings.

Here is a cool web page to help you build your own digital clock settings Copy, paste, and BAM, you are done! It is just that simple. Okay, that’s enough for today. Please check out my videos on Youtube (link) and see what I am doing with an old computer and Peppermint 6.

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Posted by on September 29, 2015 in living with linux


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