An introduction to Peppermint OS
Jun 22, 2010, 14:06 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Earlier this year a pair of developers put out a new
distribution called Peppermint OS. The new distro, which has close
family ties to Ubuntu, is an experiment in combining the
traditional desktop computing model with cloud-based applications.
Usually this combination would be enough for me to lose interest
(there are only so many cloud-centric and Ubuntu-based projects a
person can look at before their eyes glaze over), but the
Peppermint OS project has a few things going for it.
"First off, Peppermint OS has one of the most appealing,
visually, websites I've seen. Some projects focus heavily on
technical features while others throw around hype and pretty
graphics, while the odd few strike a useful balance. Peppermint's
site is one of those balanced few, where the hype and graphics
greet new users and there is still plenty of technical talk and
support on the inside. The second item working in its favour is
hardware support. Peppermint OS is, as you may suspect from its
name, closely related to Linux Mint, to date the only distribution
which has correctly detected and configured all of my hardware.
Finally, Peppermint seems to have attracted a large and vocal user
base, considering the project's short life thus far, and my inbox
has been filling up with requests to see this operating system get
the attention they feel it deserves."