Peppermint 8 Released
Secondly, it makes the system lightweight. You will not have to install so many applications because you can always make shortcuts to the web applications. For example, if you want to access OneDrive, don’t install any command line based application, or any GUI application, it’ll consume system space. Simply, make a web app shortcut and that’s it.
- The calculator is now mate-calc because it’s more consistent with the way the Windows/OS X/iOS/Android calculators processes sum entry.
- The lxtask task manager has been replaced with xfce4-taskmanager because it displays more active information including a CPU and RAM usage trace.
- The pluma text editor is replaced with xed, but for documentation compatibility – typing a command with ‘pluma’ or ‘gedit’ will open xed.
- The eog image viewer has been replaced with xviewer because Gnome client side decorations were inconsistent with Peppermint’s overall ‘look and feel’.
- All X-Apps are now in the Peppermint 8 repositories, so you can install pix, xreader, and xplayer if you wish, as are xfdashboard and xfce4-hotcorner-plugin for those that may want them.
- Added NFS support out of the box.
- Added exFAT support out of the box.
- OpenDyslexic font installed out of the box as an option (not the default font).
- Font hinting changed to “full” by default.
- A much expanded Peppermint Settings Panel with additional features and a new ‘Tweaks‘ category.
- Added a ‘Panel Reset’ utility to the Peppermint Settings Panel to reset the xfce4-panel to system defaults.
- Added a utility to the Peppermint Settings Panel to enable/disable system sounds.
- Added a utility to the Peppermint Settings Panel to enable/disable system hibernation.
- Added the ‘Numix Folders’ utility to the Peppermint Settings Panel which allows changing the type and colour of the folder icons when using one of the Numix icon themes.
- The whiskermenu application categories have been switched to the left, and application descriptions replaced with tooltips by popular request.
- Extra color options for Gtk and Icon themes
- New installation slideshow.
- And some new wallpapers that we hope you’ll like including the new default, and some additional images by the brilliant photographer Ray Bilcliff