A Linux distribution built for the speed of life, based on Lubuntu and using the LXDE desktop
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What's new in Peppermint Five:
- Peppermint Five is built on a Long Term Support (LTS) code base, Ubuntu 14.04. The upstream code base will receive updates for five years.
- Peppermint Ice is our in house built SSB manager, it has been rewritten from scratch and is now significantly more stable and is more feature rich than past versions. The key new feature is that it now supports both Chrome and Chromium as a backend.
- Peppermint Control Center is our new settings app which provides an intuitive interface to customize and manage your workspaces, window behavior, keyboard and pointer settings, keyboard shortcuts and more.
- We’ve fixed a number of upstream bugs present in Lubuntu, the specific project we fork from. Most notable among these are that the network manager applet starts properly.
- LICENSE TYPE:
- GPL (GNU General Public License)
- OUR RATING:
- DEVELOPED BY:
- The Peppermint Team
- USER RATING:
- ROOT \ Linux Distributions
Peppermint is an open source distribution of Linux based on the Lubuntu operating system, which is an official flavor of the widely used Ubuntu OS built around the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, which is also the default graphical interface for this distro.
Available for download as 32-bit/64-bit Live CDsThis special Lubuntu remix can be downloaded via Softpedia or from its official website (see link above) as 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (amd64) Live CD ISO images of approximately 700MB in size each. The user must write these ISO images to DVD discs or USB flash drives in order to boot them from the BIOS of a PC.
Boot options à la Lubuntu/UbuntuBeing based on an Ubuntu-based operating system, the distribution features a boot menu on the Live CDs that resembles the look of the one from the aforementioned OSes. It allows the user to try the system without installing it, perform a fresh installation, test the memory, boot from the local drive or check the disc for defects (only if using a CD media).
Beautified LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment)The main attraction of this operating system the highly customized LXDE desktop environment, which uses a single-panel layout (the panel is located on the bottom edge of the screen) and a custom white theme based on the project’s artwork.
Default applicationsDefault applications include the PCManFM file manager, Mirage image viewer, GNOME MPlayer media player, Transmission torrent downloader, Chromium web browser, Guayadeque music player, Gedit text editor, Evince document viewer, XChat IRC client, Dropbox client, as well as a bunch of web apps for some Google services.
Bottom lineSumming up, Peppermint has nothing that impresses us. It is a normal distribution of Linux that uses a customized LXDE desktop environment on top of a stable Lubuntu base.
Peppermint was reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on June 24th, 2014