Peppermint Ice resuscitates an elderly Thinkpad
Sep 15, 2010, 00:04 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
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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)."