Passing of Mark Greaves

Our friend Mark Greaves passed away on January 14th. Mark was a longtime contributor to Peppermint and became its project lead and CEO in 2015 during the release cycle of Peppermint Six and was its greatest contributor in all the releases that followed including our latest release of Peppermint 10 Respin just a couple months ago.

Among the best in our community Mark joined Peppermint in 2012. As PCNetSpec he frequently answered support questions in our community forum before anyone else had the chance. With 26,466 posts he remains our most active contributor and dearest friend.

We invite friends to leave comments and memories here or in the forum announcement.

Mark is survived by his wife Jayne and two sons Dan and Marcus who have created a memorial fund is his name. Everyone is welcome to visit that page for more information on how they can contribute.

Team Peppermint is dedicated to continue Mark’s legacy by supporting Peppermint 10, building our community and plan to release Peppermint 11 later this year.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Said Bakr

    Indeed bad news. I hope that the team will be able to complete his way.

  2. Johan

    I hope they can find a maintainer.

  3. Joseph Willis

    It is the nature of people to not appreciate what they have until it is gone. I think Mark falls under this category. I have been a silent part of the Linux revolution since Red Hat. Those who have developed Linux into a viable desktop os that compares to MS, or Apple are true treasures. Sadly we fail to recognize them and thank while they are still here. Thank you Mark, and Mark’s family, for this was a passion for him and it showed.

    1. spence

      Sadly, as with most things in life appreciation often comes too late. Fortunately in Mark’s case, his heirs were flooded with messages of condolences. They were flored as messages about how Mark’s steadfast devotion to Linux and PeppermintOS poured in from all over the world.

      Happily, the family gives their blessings as #teampeppermint ponder what comes next for PeppermintOS!


    I googled lightweight linux distro, and found peppermint. Later, I found his interview on ubuntu forum. Indeed it’s a great loss for this community. We will miss him and his contribution to this community.

  5. Waldo

    Sadly, PeppermintOS is awesome work.

  6. Sam Sepiol

    Hope his vision be carried along by his teammates.
    He did a great work in the field of technology.
    May he rest in peace.

    1. grafiksinc

      We hope to keep it going….Thank you for your kindess

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