Based on the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and the HWE (hardware enablement) Linux 4.8 kernel and graphics stacks from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), which includes the X.Org Server 1.19 and Mesa 17.0.2 packages, Peppermint 8 is here in its final, production-ready state to conquer your personal computers with a highly customized MATE desktop environment. Peppermint 8 comes about six months after the release of the last Peppermint 7 Respin images, which means that the development team had time to tweak the graphical interface, package selection, as well as to add some nice functionality to it. For example, there's now an "OEM Install" option implemented in the boot menu, allowing computers vendors to offers the Linux-based operating system to their customers as default OS.
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