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More review on Peppermint ice operating system

More review on Peppermint ice operating system

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I am looking for more information about Peppermint OS. After publishing first release (One) team got a huge attention from online audience. Peppermintos forum getting more trafic day by day. Developer team then decided to publish an another distro which will be more lighter then one. Peppermint ice os comes onlight after two months of oneos. Peppermint one downloaded more then 250,000 times. But what about Peppermint ice. I am looking for some fair critic about this linux distribution.


# At June 19, 2010 Matthew Humphries wrote an article on www.geek.com. Title: "Peppermint Ice: a faster, lighter cloud-focused Linux OS". His review is really straight forward and simple. Firstly he descrive this new os. He said about main deferency between Peppermint one and Peppermint ice.

It’s called Peppermint Ice, and puts even more of an emphasis on using cloud-based applications. Ice also uses Chromium as a default web browser instead of Firefox, and a new Site Specific Browser (SSB) for running cloud apps. What that means is every cloud app launched gets its own browser instance and therefore is immune to other browser-based apps crashing.
And then he said his opinion.
Peppermint was always going to have a limited appeal due to its focus on cloud-based apps. But the cloud is growing, and so is the user base, so Peppermint does have a future. 
I also agree with him. I believe if team can able to stay together or continue their freindship for long time, then Peppermint os will go a long way.

# Netbookfiles.com publish a review on 22 july, 2010.  Title: "Peppermint ice: cloud based operating system".Their explanation is based on some point basis. They explain Peppermint ice os on
  • Built for Speed
  • Weight
  • Default Cloud Applications
  • Default Installed Applications
They add a note under 'Defauld Cloud Applications' subheader. It says:
Note: The default Cloud Applications are simply included in Peppermint Ice as
an example of the flexibility of the Peppermint Ice SSB as opposed to locally
installed applications. These defaults can easily be removed and added again
later as the user sees fit.

# 'Desktop Linux Reviews' has published their article on 18th july 2010. Jim Lynch explain the necessity of releasing Peppermint Ice os. Reading this article I knew that actually community requests a lot to developers to make a version with Chromium as the default browser.
The biggest difference between Peppermint OS One and Peppermint Ice is the inclusion of a new Site Specific Browser (SSB) written by Peppermint Ice developer Kendall Weaver. Ice is the name of the SSB, and it uses Chromium (the default browser in Peppermint Ice) to run web applications. Using an SSB, instead of running applications in a tabbed browser, for example, helps provide greater stability and uses screen space more effectively.
My experience with using web applications in Peppermint Ice via the Ice SSB was very good. I opened a bunch of web applications and everything ran very well, I had no problems with speed or stability (with the one exception of Facebook, which I’ll talk about in the problems section). I left the applications running for hours and didn’t notice any problems with them.

Since Peppermint Ice uses LXDE as its desktop environment, it’s very fast. If you have older hardware, you’ll be particularly pleased with Peppermint Ice. Booting up or shutting down happens very quickly.


# Linuxfordevices.com choose a keyword based unique title which is perfectly suitable for Peppermint ice os. Their title is: "Cloud-oriented distro gets site-specific"

They start with quoting some lines from Kendall Weaver (Creator of Pepperimint distro) writing where he said about 'site specific browser' and 'fast booting'. 
Peppermint Ice was designed as a mechanism for launching web applications and/or cloud applications such as SaaS (Software As A Service) apps, says the Peppermint team. When a web based application is called from within Ice, the distro also pulls up a custom SSB using the default Chromium Browser, the open source version of Chrome. Chromium is used in place of the Firefox browser used as the default in Peppermint..... "Essentially, the Ice SSB acts as software that is installed locally but is actually delivered via the Web," explains the Peppermint team.

Linuxfordevices.com says a little more about SSB. I like to share this with you
Compared to using a regular tabbed browser, as one does, say, in Peppermint OS itself, an SSB-specific distro like Ice assigns only one function to the SSB, says the Peppermint team. In a tabbed browsing system, with several windows open, "if one service or site in any given tab crashes you run the risk of losing data by crashing the other tabs and potentially the browser itself," says the team. Because an SSB is dedicated to operating a single web application, if it crashes or hangs, it is said not to affect the rest of the system.

# I get same article at DesktopLinux.com. I think they republish the article I described above. Link

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