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Peppermint Ice resuscitates an elderly Thinkpad

Sep 15, 2010, 00:04 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Bucking the trend toward ever beefier and bulkier Linux distributions, the Peppermint OS project recently unveiled the first release of a lighter-weight variant of its small-footprint Linux OS. Since "Peppermint Ice" targets netbooks and older, resource-constrained laptops and PCs, I dusted off a well-worn ThinkPad 2662-35U, loaded it up with the new OS, and took it for a spin.

"Before seeing the results, let's examine what's new and different about Peppermint Ice.

"What's new and different about Peppermint Ice?

"As described on the project's website, Peppermint Ice is light, fast, and focused on cloud-based applications. This means it leverages apps that run remotely (in the Internet "cloud") but are accessed via a local UI (user interface)."

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