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Peppermint OS

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Peppermint OS is a Lubuntu-based Linux distribution that aims to be lightning fast and easy on system resources. By employing its Site Specific Browser, Peppermint integrates seamlessly with cloud and web-based applications. The distribution's other features include automatic updates, easy step-by-step installation, sleek and user-friendly interface, and increased mobility by integrating directly with cloud-based applications. The distribution employs a hybrid LXDE/Xfce desktop environment, mixing LXDE's lxsession with Xfce's panel and application menu.



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Peppermint Summary
Distribution Peppermint OS
Home Page http://peppermintos.com/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-05-18: Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 10
 • 2018-12-21: Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 9-20181222
 • 2018-06-22: Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 9
 • 2018-02-05: Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 8-20180203
 • 2017-12-08: Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 8-20171130
 • 2017-05-28: Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 8
 • 2016-11-29: Distribution Release: Peppermint 7-20161129
 • 2016-06-24: Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 7
 • 2015-09-07: Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 6-20150904
 • 2015-05-31: Distribution Release: Peppermint OS Six
 • 2014-06-23: Distribution Release: Peppermint OS Five
 • 2013-11-29: Distribution Release: Peppermint OS Four-20131113
 • More Peppermint releases...

  Headlines:
 •2019-01-02 Peppermint publishes ISO refresh
 •2017-01-09 Peppermint fixes installer bug
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Table Notes and Explanations
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  • To compare the software in this project to the software available in other distributions, please see our Compare Packages page.
  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
Feature 10
20190514
9
20190102
8
20180203
Release Date 2019-05-17 2019-01-02 2018-02-05
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1200-1400 1200-1400 1100-1300
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop LXDE LXDE LXDE
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- --
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 10 9 8
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.0
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4 4.3
bind (9.15.3) -- -- --
chromium (76.0.3809.100) -- -- 64.0.3282.119
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.7 2.2.7 2.1.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.45.3) 1.44.1 1.44.1 1.42.13
firefox (68.0.2) 66.0.5 64.0 --
freetype (2.10.1) 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.6.1
gcc (9.2.0) 7.4.0 7.3.0 5.3.1
gimp (2.10.12) -- -- --
glibc (2.30) 2.27 2.27 2.23
gnome-shell (3.32.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.6) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2
gtk (3.24.10) 3.22.30 3.22.30 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- --
k3b (19.08.0) -- -- --
kmod (26) 24 24 22
krita (4.2.5) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.3.0) -- -- --
linux (5.2.9) 4.18 4.15 4.13
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.7) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.1) -- -- --
mesa (19.1.5) 18.2.8 18.0.5 17.0.2
mysql (8.0.17) -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.3) -- -- --
NVIDIA (430.40) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (12.0.1) -- -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 7.6p1 7.6p1 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.1.0g 1.1.0g 1.0.2g
perl (5.30.0) 5.26.1 5.26.1 5.22.1
php (7.3.8) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.4) -- -- --
postfix (3.4.6) -- -- --
postgresql (11.5) -- -- --
Python (3.7.4) 2.7.15 2.7.15 2.7.11
qt (5.13.0) 5.9.5 5.9.5 5.5.1
samba (4.10.7) 4.7.6 4.7.6 4.3.11
systemd (242) 237 237 229
thunderbird (60.8.0) -- -- --
vim (8.1) -- 8.0 --
vlc (3.0.8) -- 3.0.2 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.19.6 1.19.6 1.18.4

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Version: 10
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-08-11
Votes: 16


I've played with at least 30 distros and that's not including the multiple desktops that some distros come with. This one is by far my favorite! It doesn't matter the machine. My personal computer has AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X on a ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha X399 with 64 GB RAM and Peppermint OS is still my choice.

PROS:
- No fancy animations (GNOME, Deepin, KDE)
- LXDE Desktop (Lightweight)
- XFCE4 Panel (Customizable and good looking)
- Nemo File Manager (My favorite)
- Reliable (Ubuntu LTS)

CONS for many:
- No fancy animations
- Forum is slow (I live in US and rarely use it though)

I don't have any problems with screen tearing with GTX 1080 because I enabled "Force Full Composition Pipeline" in the Nvidia Xorg settings.

The trick is that they incorporated LXDE with XFCE4 panel so streamlined which is really difficult to do it so well in my opinion. I tried with Arch and Debian and never got some stuff right.

They also have a custom control panel "Peppermint Settings Panel" which includes all the go to utilities.

Thanks Peppermint OS Team! Spot on!


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Version: 10
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-07-27
Votes: 6


This is the best Distro out there and I have tried many!
Beautiful; fast; flexible; great Package Managers; super stable; works out of the box; good with hardware; easy to use; can use with web apps; don't need to spend loads of time customising because it already looks great!


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Version: 10
Rating: 7
Date: 2019-07-25
Votes: 4


Feels stable.
Can be customised in many ways.

Cons:
Cannot choose different backgrounds for each workspace.
Needs numlockx to be installed, to enable Numlock On at startup.
Not everything works well.
Wine and/or Play On Linux don't work. Virtual disk cannot be created. Seems also to be a problem with Ubuntu and Mint. Older version of Wine is loaded by the Play On Linux wizard.


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