It has been quite long since I covered Peppermint in any of my articles. But that does not mean I don't love it. I fell in love with this distro when I used it for the first time(Peppermint OS 6). Peppermint presents 'Ice', a web application management tool which let us use our favorite web applications right from the application menu or desktop. The Peppermint 8 release comes with some system tweaks and improvements. So let's see more about it.
What Is Peppermint?
As I am always asked why there are a lot of Linux distributions, so this article on Peppermint OS is expected to get such questions. Here is what the Peppermint OS always tries to provide to its users. Peppermint is a lightweight, stable and a fast operating system. And besides providing just the must have applications in the distro to make it lightweight, Peppermint also makes it possible to build apps shortcut to the favorite web applications right in the application menu.
Nowadays the most used application is the web browser and so the team takes benefit of that. The team built a tool called 'Ice'. Ice is a web application management tool that allows us to create a web application shortcut right in the system applications menu. The 'Ice' app benefits us in two ways. First, you don't have to open web browser and type in the url to open the application, you can click the icon from the apps menu and the web app will open.
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.
What's New In Peppermint OS 8?
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So this is why I said that I had fallen in love with Peppermint when I first used it. The 'Ice' is really a good creation of the team. Let me know what you think about this distro. What do you think the team should do to make it better? Let me know in the comment section, I'm listening. :)