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Peppermint OS


Last Update: 2024-02-02 02:44 UTC


Peppermint OS is a Debian- and Devuan-based (previously a Lubuntu-based) Linux distribution that aims to be 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 straight forward updates and easy step-by-step installation using the Calamares installer. The distribution once employed a hybrid LXDE/Xfce desktop environment, mixing LXDE's lxsession with Xfce's panel and application menu. Starting in 2022, Peppermint OS shifted to using the Xfce desktop, dropping the LXDE components.

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Average visitor rating: 7.64/10 from 88 review(s).


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 • 2023-07-01: Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 2023-07-01
 • 2022-02-03: Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 2022-02-02
 • 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
 • More Peppermint releases...

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 • 2023-10-26 Peppermint releases Devuan-based ARM build
 • 2023-09-26 Peppermint tests net-install edition
 • 2022-08-03 Peppermint offers Devuan-based builds
 • 2020-01-15 Peppermint developer passes
 • 2019-01-02 Peppermint publishes ISO refresh
 • 2017-01-09 Peppermint fixes installer bug
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amdgpu (23.0.0) -- 19.1.0 19.0.1 18.0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- amdgpu (23.0.0)
bash (5.2.21) 5.2 5.1 4.4.18 4.4.18 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 bash (5.2.21)
bind (9.18.27) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.18.27)
chromium (126.0.6478.61) -- -- -- -- 64.0.3282.119 -- 44.0.2403.89 34.0.1847.116 30.0.1599.114 18.0.1025.168 11.0.696.71 -- chromium (126.0.6478.61)
cups (2.4.9) 2.4.2 2.3.3 2.2.7 2.2.7 2.1.3 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.7.2 1.6.2 1.5.3 1.4.6 1.4.3 cups (2.4.9)
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 dhcp (4.4.3-P1)
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.47.0 1.46.2 1.44.1 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42.9 1.42.5 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.11 e2fsprogs (1.47.1)
firefox (127.0) -- -- 71.0 64.0 -- 50.0 -- -- -- -- -- 4.0beta8 firefox (127.0)
freetype (2.13.2) 2.12.1 2.10.4 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.11 2.4.11 2.4.8 2.4.4 2.4.2 freetype (2.13.2)
gcc (14.1.0) 12.2.0 10.2.1 7.4.0 7.3.0 5.3.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gcc (14.1.0)
gimp (2.10.38) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.10.38)
glibc (2.39) 2.36 2.31 2.27 2.27 2.23 2.23 2.19 2.19 2.17 2.15 2.13 2.11.1 glibc (2.39)
gnome-shell (46.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (46.2)
gnucash (5.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (5.6)
gnumeric (1.12.57) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.57)
grub (2.12) 2.06 2.04 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 1.99 1.99rc1 1.98 grub (2.12)
gtk (4.14.4) -- 3.24.24 3.22.30 3.22.30 3.18.9 2.24.30 2.24.23 2.24.23 2.24.17 2.24.10 2.24.4 2.20.1 gtk (4.14.4)
httpd (2.4.59) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.59)
inkscape (1.3.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (1.3.2)
k3b (24.05.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (24.05.1)
kmod (32) 30 28 24 24 22 22 15 15 9 -- -- -- kmod (32)
krita (5.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (5.2.2)
LibreOffice (24.2.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LibreOffice (24.2.4)
linux (6.9.4) 6.1.27 5.10.113 5.0 4.15 4.13 4.4 3.16 3.13 3.8 3.2 2.6.38 2.6.35 linux (6.9.4)
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lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.6.1 0.6.1 0.5.13 0.5.8 0.5.6 0.5.5 lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (11.4.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (11.4.2)
mate-desktop (1.28.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.28.2)
mesa (24.1.1) 22.3.6 20.3.5 19.0.8 18.0.5 17.0.2 11.2.0 10.3.2 10.1.3 9.1.7 8.0.2 7.10.2 7.7.1 mesa (24.1.1)
mysql (8.4.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.4.0)
nautilus (46.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (46.2)
NVIDIA (550.90.07) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 256.52 NVIDIA (550.90.07)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.5.0 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.2 openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (22)
openssh (9.7p1) 9.2p1 8.4p1 7.6p1 7.6p1 7.2p2 7.2p2 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.3p1 openssh (9.7p1)
openssl (3.3.1) 3.0.9 1.1.1n 1.1.1 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1f 1.0.1c 1.0.1 0.9.8o 0.9.8k openssl (3.3.1)
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php (8.3.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (8.3.8)
plasma-desktop (6.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (6.0.5)
postfix (3.9.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.9.1 -- -- postfix (3.9.0)
postgresql (16.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (16.3)
Python (3.12.4) 3.11.2 3.9.2 2.7.15rc1 2.7.15rc1 2.7.11 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.5 2.7.4 2.7.3 2.7.1 2.6.5 Python (3.12.4)
qt (6.7.1) 5.15.8 5.15.2 5.9.5 5.9.5 5.5.1 5.5.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (6.7.1)
samba (4.20.1) 4.17.8 4.13.13 4.7.6 4.7.6 4.3.11 4.3.11 4.1.6 4.1.6 -- -- -- 3.5.6 samba (4.20.1)
systemd (256) 252.6 247.3 237 237 229 229 204 204 -- -- -- -- systemd (256)
thunderbird (127.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (127.0)
vim (9.1) 9.0 8.2 -- 8.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vim (9.1)
vlc (3.0.21) -- -- -- 3.0.2 2.2.2 2.2.2 2.1.6 -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.21)
wayland (1.23.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- wayland (1.23.0)
xfdesktop (4.18.1) 4.18.1 4.16.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.18.1)
xorg-server (21.1.13) 21.1.7 1.20.11 1.19.6 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.15.1 1.13.3 1.11.4 1.10.1 1.7.5 xorg-server (21.1.13)

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Version: 2023-07-01
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-03-21
Votes: 17


To start I am not a Linux expert. However I have used Peppermint 6 and 7 in the past, and returned to install the latest distro recently as my main system.

Summary: PeppermintOS is amazing. I wanted to match what I had on Windows that I used and worked with, and install those programs on the new setup. PeppermintOS offered that (searched for some Linux versions of installations and they were surprise surprise Debian). I am so glad and satisfied I returned to this distro and managed to put almost all the software needs into the new system. And without much difficulty. Result is lots of speed and response. Everything working. I relied mainly on Synaptic package manager to install, and added a few others with the other installation places found on the Peppermint Hub. Youtube was a great resource to figure a few things out like using PlayOnLinux to work with Wine. It just works.

Software I enjoyed on Windows that are available supported by Debian include:

Thorium epub reader (and with some fiddling, used Flite and espeak-ng to get voice to read the books as well)
Telegram
Viber.
MMEX Money Manager
CherryTree notes/database
OnlyOffice....

Choosing Peppermint initially was about finding an operating system that would work on older machines. That's where P6 and P7 were installed and they worked well. I think many of us enter the Linux world by that path. I use an i7 desktop now so it wasn't purely about that this time.

There's an enjoyment that comes from being able to work out how to get things installed and working, and at the same time, experiencing them work without a fault. That's what you get with this distro.

Still very interested reading about Linux and all the various flavors out there... who isn't.... there's so much happening and developing.

But for a daily use perspective, and something that doesn't crash or complain this one has my vote. As well as giving me choice in software to add.










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Version: 2023-07-01
Rating: 7
Date: 2024-03-20
Votes: 0


Good: stable, quite slick and polished Xfce desktop. Bad: driver support not good at all. A common tp link wifi adapter no go and a mobile nvidia rtx 1650 created big trouble. This was the devuan version. I get the impression that Devuan is first and foremost an alternative for server admins who want a systemd alternative, an important enough mission. Not so much a desktop thing. I¨m also sceptical about the choice to permanently enable the Debian Multimedia repo, and this threw an error I have not seen before when I tried the distro for one day (before ending it because of the video driver prob): access denied to the repo actually came up in apt/synaptic. So go for debian peppermint.


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Version: 10
Rating: 4
Date: 2024-03-09
Votes: 0


Finding the minimalistic way interesting (under 1gig Ram after startup) and its concept, I wanted to give it a try.
It took me over 4 hours and a few takes, to finally install it on my external hard drive(after finding out workarounds to avoid bugs and faulty programming in Calamares. For instance, only achievable by turning off legacy mode. Only Achievable by not encrypting the Hard drive. And every attempt took over 1 hour after calamares being extremely slow, only to experience errors occurring in the end.)

After I finally installed it, the next frustration:
Constant tiny program freezes or delays after opening a program like browser or file manager.

This is OS specific after trying different Distributions without this typ of problems.




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