Peppermint is a Linux d Operating System that is Cloud / Web Application Centric, Sleek, User Friendly and Insanely Fast. Peppermint was designed for enhanced mobility, efficiency and ease of use. While other operating systems are taking 10 minutes to load, you are already connected, communicating and getting things done. And, unlike other operating systems, Peppermint is ready to use out of the box. Peppermint OS ships with few native applications and a traditional desktop interface. In place of traditionally native applications for common tasks (word processing, image editing), it ships with the custom Ice application to allow users to create site-specific browsers (SSB's) leveraging web applications available over the Internet (e.g. Google Docs, pixlr). Some example SSB's are provided ready made with the distribution. It is nonetheless possible for users to install applications natively from Ubuntu compatible repositories. Peppermint OS ships with mintInstall andSynaptic to facilitate this. Peppermint's developers have written about the philosophy underlying these principles in terms of providing a familiar environment for newcomers to Linux which requires relatively low hardware resources to run History
Peppermint OS was initially conceived at the Black Rose Pub in Hendersonville, NC, USA during a night of drinking and discussion about the future of desktop Linux. Peppermint was originally designed to be a social media-centric distribution. Pre-alpha development builds consisted of a wide array of potential directions before the decision to fork Lubuntu was made. There was quite a bit of experimentation with KDE, E17, Adobe Air, and several different code bases during January and February 2010. Alpha builds using the Lubuntu 10.04 code base started in March 2010. Peppermint was released to a small group of private beta testers in April 2010 where it remained private until the first public release. Peppermint OS One was released to the public on May 9,...
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