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Peppermint OS

Last Update: 2022-05-22 14:35 UTC


Peppermint OS is a Debian-based (previously 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 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.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 37 (293), 6 months: 31 (335), 3 months: 29 (333), 4 weeks: 26 (401), 1 week: 12 (818)

Average visitor rating: 8.74/10 from 247 review(s).


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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2015-05-31: Distribution Release: Peppermint OS Six
 • More Peppermint releases...

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 • 2020-01-15 Peppermint developer passes
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 • 2017-01-09 Peppermint fixes installer bug
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Feature 5-22-2022 10
20191210
9
20190102
8
20180203
7
20161201
6
20150904
5
20140623
4
20131113
3
20121105
2
06052011
1
01042011
Feature
Release Date 2022-05-22 2019-12-18 2019-01-02 2018-02-05 2016-12-01 2015-09-06 2014-06-23 2013-11-28 2012-11-12 2011-06-10 2011-01-05 Release Date
End Of Life                       End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 1400-1500 1400-1500 1200-1400 1100-1300 700-800             Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop Xfce LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE Openbox Openbox Openbox Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- GWOffice -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support                       Asian Language Support
Full Package List 5-22-2022 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Full Package List
Package 5-22-2022 10
20191210
9
20190102
8
20180203
7
20161201
6
20150904
5
20140623
4
20131113
3
20121105
2
06052011
1
01042011
Package
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.6.1) 1.2.4 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.22 alsa-lib (1.2.6.1)
amdgpu (22.10.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- amdgpu (22.10.3)
bash (5.1.16) 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 (5.1.16)
bind (9.18.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.18.3)
chromium (102.0.5005.61) -- -- -- 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 (102.0.5005.61)
cups (2.4.1) 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 (2.4.1)
dhcp (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)
e2fsprogs (1.46.5) 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 (1.46.5)
firefox (100.0.2) -- 71.0 64.0 -- 50.0 -- -- -- -- -- 4.0beta8 firefox (100.0.2)
freetype (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 (2.12.1)
gcc (12.1.0) 10.2.1 7.4.0 7.3.0 5.3.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gcc (12.1.0)
gimp (2.10.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.10.30)
glibc (2.35) 2.31 2.27 2.27 2.23 2.23 2.19 2.19 2.17 2.15 2.13 2.11.1 glibc (2.35)
gnome-shell (42.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (42.1)
gnucash (4.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (4.10)
gnumeric (1.12.52) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.52)
grub (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 (2.06)
gtk (4.6.4) 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 (4.6.4)
httpd (2.4.53) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.53)
inkscape (1.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (1.2)
k3b (22.04.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (22.04.1)
kmod (29) 28 24 24 22 22 15 15 9 -- -- -- kmod (29)
krita (5.0.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (5.0.8)
libreoffice (7.3.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (7.3.3)
linux (5.18) 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 (5.18)
Package 5-22-2022 10
20191210
9
20190102
8
20180203
7
20161201
6
20150904
5
20140623
4
20131113
3
20121105
2
06052011
1
01042011
Package
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 (10.8.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.8.3)
mate-desktop (1.26.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.26.0)
mesa (22.1.0) 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 (22.1.0)
mysql (8.0.29) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.29)
nautilus (42.1.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (42.1.1)
NVIDIA (510.73.05) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 256.52 NVIDIA (510.73.05)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.5.0 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.2 openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (18.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (18.0.1)
openssh (9.0p1) 8.4p1 7.6p1 7.6p1 7.2p2 7.2p2 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.3p1 openssh (9.0p1)
openssl (3.0.3) 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 (3.0.3)
perl (5.34.1) 5.32.1 5.26.1 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.10.1 5.10.1 perl (5.34.1)
php (8.1.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (8.1.6)
plasma-desktop (5.24.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.24.5)
postfix (3.7.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.9.1 -- -- postfix (3.7.2)
postgresql (14.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (14.3)
Python (3.10.4) 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 (3.10.4)
qt (6.3.0) 5.15.2 5.9.5 5.9.5 5.5.1 5.5.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (6.3.0)
samba (4.16.1) 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 (4.16.1)
systemd (251.1) 247.3 237 237 229 229 204 204 -- -- -- -- systemd (251.1)
thunderbird (91.9.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (91.9.1)
vim (8.2) 8.2 -- 8.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vim (8.2)
vlc (3.0.17.4) -- -- 3.0.2 2.2.2 2.2.2 2.1.6 -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.17.4)
xfdesktop (4.16.0) 4.16.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.16.0)
xorg-server (21.1.3) 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 (21.1.3)

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Version: 2022-02-02
Rating: 10
Date: 2022-05-16
Votes: 73


I went from MX to Sparky and now to Peppermint - once I noticed they ditched Ubuntu as a base.
Peppermint is the LEAST bloated pure Debian 11 XFCE distro out there. I wonder if ppl who gave it low marks can even run sudo apt-get install to say the least if they are able to check their BIOS settings and disable "secure boot". Anyhow, Peppermint is an excellent base to build your Linux exactly the way you want it with the least amount of sudo autoremove --purge :) Here's what I do:

1) Set yourself as root: sudo apt install gedit then sudo passwd
2) Cleanup: sudo apt autoremove --purge pluma* xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin* xfce4-clipman* ice* nemo*
3) Install: sudo apt-get install blueman baobab bleachbit catfish chromium deborphan evolution galculator locales pcmanfm vlc xarchiver xfce4-weather-plugin
4) From DEBs: Nomacs + Balena Etcher + Master PDF 4.2.7 + WPS (sudo dpkg -i wps-office_*.deb)
5) Install MS fonts: sudo apt update && sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer, then sudo fc-cache -f -v
6) Add "open as root" to PCMANFM:
7) Remove leftover Debian junk: deborphan --guess-all then
sudo deborphan | xargs sudo apt-get -y remove --purge
RINSE AND REPEAT UNTILL ALL GONE, then sudo apt autoremove --purge

8) Delete useless foreign locales:
a) sudo apt-get install localepurge
b) sudo dpkg-reconfigure localepurge

9) Final clean: sudo apt-get install bleachbit Run as ROOT - sudo bleachbit
10) Install your favourite wallpapers, themes and icons - PCMANFM as ROOT will help
Personally I prefer a blend of Papirus and Numix icons and Fluent Round dark theme
ENJOY


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Version: 2022-02-02
Rating: 2
Date: 2022-05-03
Votes: 1


Peppermint went from being my favorite distro to being one that won't run properly any any way. I ditched it about a week after the new version came out. It simply does not work well at all. It is nothing but constant freezing - constant restarting and forget trying to play any video files - best of luck with that. It is extremely difficult to install. It requires manual partitioning which is not easy to do. If you just click install using the entire disk, you will have even more problems than I did with manual partitioning. I tried both. I have no idea of what has happened to this distro but hope the next version will work as I would gladly return to it. I liked it because of its speed. It is the fastest distro I have ever used. I find myself quite surprised that other people seem to have it running well. I wish. I loooooved this distro.


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Version: 2022-02-02
Rating: 4
Date: 2022-04-28
Votes: 0


hoped the hype was worth a look.. it isn't. refused to access any packages in live, so just how can you try something and test it without a browser or access to the packages you run... I don't install things here if I cannot at least access synaptic, so Peppermint is a hard pass for me.. the lack of basic software such as a browser, office, mail & media player is making it difficult to test ( and this "needing 500 characters for this review thing is a "WTF" )
let's at least offer some kind of browser maybe? it is so easy to remove it if you don't like that browser, (well unless it is Firefox and you have Libre Office linked to it :P)


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