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"We are proud to announce the release of Peppermint OS Three in both 32-bit and 64-bit builds. This version is based on Lubuntu 12.04 and, as always, uses some features from the ever-awesome Linux Mint. Here's a quick overview of some of the details associated with this release: the Chromium stable repository is now enabled by default; a very light theme and default artwork; fewer default web applications in the menu as we feel that we'd rather not clog everything up by default; ships with GWoffice by default - this is a desktop Google Docs client that is lightweight and runs completely independent of Chromium; GIMP 2.8 is in the Peppermint repository; Linux Mint's update manager...."
Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 4
A lot of people seem to be successfully using it
but it won’t work for me
Peppermint is a derivative of Lubuntu specially designed for cloud computing on smaller computers. Conventional applications on the CD are limited to Chromium, Guayadeque (music), X-Chat, and Gnome-Mplayer; these worked well. Everything else is done using cloud applications. These include well-known services like Dropbox and Google Docs, along with things like Seesmic Web for social networking and the Pixlr Express photo editor. Obviously, you can install real applications from Ubuntu as well.
Now the problems. Gnome-Mplayer wouldn’t play any video files. Were codecs supposed to be installed? If not, where do you get them? Neither the package manager nor the web-site were any help. Guayadeque looked as if it was trying to play an mp3, but (being Ubuntu) my USB speakers couldn’t be enabled, so there was no way of telling whether it was succeeding. Chromium couldn’t play flash videos because the plugin version was the one that doesn’t work with older AMD processors. Then I tried to install. The installer was the version of Ubiquity that crashes on certain computers, including mine, so I couldn't.
Looking around the internet showed that a lot of people are happily using Peppermint, but I can only report on how it worked for me, and it didn’t.
Distribution: Mint 17 Cinn., Peppermint 3, Mint 13 mate
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 4
Good OS but tricky to set-up
Forum moderators snappy with beginners.
Wifi and printer hookups can be a nightmare.
Run slow on 640MB of ram. You really need 1K min.
OS is user friendly. The OS alone would get an 8 or 9 if it had some decent moderators/members who would not joke constantly.