ReadWriteWeb published a review at April 20, 2010. Title: Peppermint: A New Linux OS for the Cloud
Blogwriter 'Sarah Perez' said us something about Peppermint One os. She was announcing about peppermint os when it is on 'private beta' mode. Her opinion is very clear:
In Peppermint's case, the vision is more of a mashup of cloud computing and desktop computing than the others mentioned above. Its desktop environment is LXDE, an environment designed for cloud computing and lightweight computers like netbooks and MIDs (mobile Internet devices). Also included in Peppermint's plans is the use of Mozilla Prism, a technology which runs Web apps as if they were native desktop software applications. A project from Mozilla Labs, Prism blurs the line between desktop and cloud as apps can run from a system taskbar or dock and they can even be configured to display alerts and status messages.Review of linuxcritic.wordpress.com has some specific analysis then others. His title is also specific what he want to say 'Peppermint OS: A review'. He starts with 'The LiveCD, the installer, and what you get'. He said positively about the install peocess. The installer took about 20 minutes to complete in his Toshiba Satellite A75 (Pentium IV 3.06 GHz hyperthreading CPU and 1.25 GB of RAM) machine. Then he write a headline named 'Applications'. I think we know about this. There are no default office installed, there are some web launcher to popular google apps etc.
Linux Insider published a post 'Peppermint OS Puts Its Pedal to the Metal'
Post writer Katherine Noyes test it under 512 MB RAM.
Web developer and project manager for Peppermint OS Shane Remington told linuxinsider:
I think that we have come to a crossroads in modern technology where consumers are becoming less and less afraid of trying new things in order to get exactly what they want.Jay Lyman, an analyst for open source with the 451 Group, told LinuxInsider.
"This type of OS is interesting, given the increased use and capabilities of Web application development, and also amid the debate over native versus Web or cloud-based applications as the mobile device market grows,DesktopLinux wrote “Cloud-ready Peppermint OS blasts off to fast start”
Main focus of this article is what it is and what it can do.
While acting as a full-featured, 30,000-package standalone Linux OS for desktop PCs, Peppermint 1.0 can also be downloaded for netbooks in a configuration with considerably fewer packages. Those wanting to move to a more cloud-oriented approach, meanwhile, can use a version that's even more scaled down.This article has no much personal experience. Full article made with sayings of peppermint team.
Desktop Linux Reviews article title is very simple: 'Peppermint OS One' written by Jim Lynch. I want to quote two paragraph from this article.
Peppermint OS One uses LXDE for its desktop environment. This means that it’s very fast and should work well even on machines with limited CPU and graphics horsepower. Since it makes great use of the cloud, you’ll definitely need to have a network connection available to get the most out of Peppermint OS.After giving us a list of application he explain a little about Linux Mint and Peppermint OS.
Peppermint OS also makes use of some of Linux Mint’s tools such as mintInstall (software manager) and mintInput. If you pull up the Update Manager, both of these are at the top of the update list. Given that Linux Mint is one of the best Ubuntu remasters ever created, I’m happy to see what looks like some cross-pollination between the two projects.
I found a details review of Peppermint OS at Review: Peppermint OS. Blog owner 'Chema Martín' wrote a long review full of snapshots and explain one by one what he felt with this new OS. I am just quoting last paragraph from his long blog post.
Peppermint OS is a very nice project with a fresh and very interesting approach to how Linux should shape up for modern users. Far from the extremely minimalistic approach taken by Google with Google Chrome OS, Peppermint OS actually keeps enough local weight to keep your attention when you can't go online.Chema Martín right. I also think is same way. I will not only recommend you to trying it, I also use it on my Netbook when I buy a one.
In fact, one thing I specially like about Peppermint's approach is that it provides lots of flexibility. On the one hand, you may choose to go minimalistic, going for an OS that can take as little as 512MB of hard drive space. Nothing would prevent you from installing many of the applications available and beefing up the local catalog though, consequently getting closer to a standard desktop OS.
All in all, Peppermint OS is a very nice Linux twist which I definitely recommend trying.