LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of Peppermint Linux
The latest Peppermint release Peppermint OS 8 Respin was released on 8th Dec 2017 and is built on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS code base. That means it is possible to install applications which are Ubuntu compatible repositories. Being said that, in case of bugs that found in Ubuntu 16.04 would also affect Peppermint OS. The Peppermint armed with an unusual application called ICE that lets you create desktop versions of web apps with a standalone browser like Chrome, Vivaldi, Firefox. In this article, let us see what Peppermint OS offers as a Linux distro including a focus on its latest release.
The Peppermint 8 Respin has improvements and the updated software: Nemo 3.4.7 file manager, the OpenVPN 2.4.4, new Pepirus desktop theme and come back of Advert Blocker. Below are the changes reflected in the release notes.
- Nemo file manager got updated from version 2.8.7 to 3.4.7.
- Moved from lightdm-gtk-greeter to slick-greeter.
- Added a desktop right-click “Open Peppermint Settings Panel” context menu item.
- Included mint-transactions
- Advert-Blocker reinstated by request, available in the main menu.
- Improved i3lock lock-screen
- Fixed peppermint-proxy-configuration
- New “Pepirus” xfwm4 theme
- Changed default wallpaper to Peppermint-3D-Logo-Alternative.
- Three additional Ray Bilcliff wallpapers.
- Fixed peppermint-proxy-configuration on the 32-bit ISO.
- Included with the 4.10.0-40 kernel version. Expected to have 4.13 kernel version through the update-manager in near future.