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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
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-12-18: Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 10-20191210
 • 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
 • More Peppermint releases...

  Headlines:
 •2020-01-15 Peppermint developer passes
 •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
20191210
9
20190102
8
20180203
Release Date 2019-12-18 2019-01-02 2018-02-05
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1400-1500 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 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, 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 (3.0.4) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.1.2) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.0
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4.18 4.4.18 4.3
bind (9.15.7) -- -- --
chromium (79.0.3945.130) -- -- 64.0.3282.119
cups (2.3.1) 2.2.7 2.2.7 2.1.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.45.5) 1.44.1 1.44.1 1.42.13
firefox (72.0.1) 71.0 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 (2.10.14) -- -- --
glibc (2.30) 2.27 2.27 2.23
gnome-shell (3.34.3) -- -- --
gnucash (3.8b) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2
gtk (3.24.13) 3.22.30 3.22.30 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- --
k3b (19.12.1) -- -- --
kmod (26) 24 24 22
krita (4.2.8.2) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.3.4) -- -- --
linux (5.4.13) 5.0 4.15 4.13
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.11) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- -- --
mesa (19.3.2) 19.0.8 18.0.5 17.0.2
mysql (8.0.19) -- -- --
nautilus (3.34.2) -- -- --
NVIDIA (440.44) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (13.0.1) -- -- --
openssh (8.1p1) 7.6p1 7.6p1 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1 1.1.0g 1.0.2g
perl (5.30.1) 5.26.1 5.26.1 5.22.1
php (7.4.1) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.5) -- -- --
postfix (3.4.8) -- -- --
postgresql (12.1) -- -- --
Python (3.8.1) 2.7.15rc1 2.7.15rc1 2.7.11
qt (5.14.0) 5.9.5 5.9.5 5.5.1
samba (4.11.4) 4.7.6 4.7.6 4.3.11
systemd (244) 237 237 229
thunderbird (68.4.1) -- -- --
vim (8.2) -- 8.0 --
vlc (3.0.8) -- 3.0.2 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.14.2) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.7) 1.19.6 1.19.6 1.18.4

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Version: 10
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-01-15
Votes: 3


Perfect for my use case!

Peppermint is a lightweight but very complete OS. Its Ubuntu LTS-based, so I don't have to worry about stability, but popular packages like Firefox are updated to the latest version. This is important to me because, while I prefer a stable core and shy away from rolling distros, I also want new features of my favorite programs. Peppermint gives me a good middle ground.

The OS has a good selection of pre-installed apps and customization options. I like the dark themes and color/icon variations. I find the blending of Xfce and LXDE to be very well done. I like the customization options of LXDE, especially those for appearance tweaking, so it's nice to have that while also having the best parts of Xfce, like the Whisker menu and panel applets.

I have very bad and old hardware, a touchscreen Acer Aspire with an AMD A6 APU, but Peppermint runs fabulously on it. It boots fast and uses few system resources, leaving the bulk of it for the programs I run. I definitely recommend this to anyone who needs something that's light, but complete and works out-of-the-box.


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Version: 10
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-01-05
Votes: 5


Every time I try a distribution, I ask myself, would I do anything differently?

In the case of Peppermint 10 Respin, the answer is no.

Everything looks and works great. The xfce desktop is lightweight, but responsive. Programs load quickly. Everything works. It's easy, secure and classy. The dark themes are very nice. Repos are updated with the latest programs, rather than the "secure" and outdated versions that someone else deems fit.

Think of it as Ubuntu or Linux Mint without the bloat.


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Version: 10
Rating: 6
Date: 2020-01-05
Votes: 2


I had some issues! I loved the idea of peppermint, I loved the desktop, I loved having an ad-blocker built in. However, if I booted up my computer and tried to open firefox too early, the DNS would fail. I would have to reboot the system, and wait a full 10 seconds before trying to open firefox. This negates all my speed advantages of using peppermint.
I have an oculas quest, and for some reason Sidequest didn't work with peppermint. I found myself flipping back to windows a lot in order to get things done.
I also had difficult times installing it on my dad's computer. The installer kept crashing after making the disk partition. It's weird!

I'm going to try just regular ubuntu from now on. I hope that fixes a lot of my headache. I really wanted to love peppermint as my first foray into Linux, but it was quite cumbersome.


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