Peppermint OS is really COOL!!

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Yes, now I like to say 'Peppermint OS is really COOL!!". I downloaded it and run on virtual box. It catch my attention within minutes. I think, I am looking for this kind of light but full range operating system for years. If anybody ask me that 'what do you want from a OS'? My first answer will be 'speed'. What kind of application I need to install in system is depend to me and I want to make my decision on it. Peppermint developer honer it. So, they try to keep system clean and fresh more.

It is a right click menu on Peppermint OS Desktop. Look at the menu. There is no much thing to understand. Only preliminary commands/ tasks are added on menu.
Right click menu on Desktop
Here I am publishing 'Main Menu' application list. You will understand the thinking way of developers mind.

Peppermint (Peppermint-One-06172010) Main Menu
  • Accessories
    • Accessories
    • File Manager
    • Galculator
    • Image Viewer
    • LXTerminal
    • Leafpad
    • Manage Print Jobs
    • Xarchiver
  • Graphics
    • Editor by pixlr
    • Simple Scan
    • Take Screenshot
  • Internet
    • Dropbox
    • Facebook
    • Firefox Web Browser
    • Peppermint Forum
    • Prism
    • Seesmic Web
    • Transmission
    • XChat IRC
  • Office
    • Google Calendar
    • Google Docs
    • Google Mail
    • Google Reader
    • ePDFViewer
  • Sound & Video
    • Cheese
    • Exaile
    • GNOME MPlayer
    • Hulu
    • Pandora
    • Sound Mixer
    • The Cloud Player
    • YouTube
  • Preferences
    • Preferences
    • Appearance
    • Bluetooth
    • Desktop Session Settings
    • Disk Utility
    • Hardware Drivers
    • Install Peppermint
    • Keyboard and Mouse
    • Language Support
    • Monitor Settings
    • Openbox Configuration Manager
    • Power Management
    • Preferred Applications
    • Printing
    • Screensaver
    • Shared Folders
    • Software Manager
    • Software Sources
    • Synaptic Package Manager
    • Time and Date
    • Update Manager
    • Users and Groups
Peppermint OS has a very powerfull software center called "Software manager"

Software Manager
What kind of software are you looking for your daily work? All you can download within some clicks. You may read just before that, there are also 'Synaptic Package Manager' in Preferences menu. So, I guess software downloading will not be any hassle on cool and cloudy Peppermint OS.

I have something to say about this release

  • I like the size of downloadable installation ISO Image. Only  443.6 MB.
  • I like the simplicity of application collection.
  • I like to thank for including my favorite simple text editor 'Leafpad'.
  • I like tools on 'office' submenu. Yes Openoffice is not essential for everybody. ABiWord is sufficient for many of us. There are 319 packages in Office folder of 'Software manager'. Download openoffice or anything office related application from there.
  • I tested my Nokia e 51 phone. It is detected automatically. No need to configure anything. Within seconds of connecting the modem in a usb hub default "Network manager" starts and ask me what next to do? I click Next > Next >Next and mention my settings. Internet connection is really as easy as Ubuntu. I like it very much. Thank you 'Rich Roast'.
  • and, ofcourse it is obviously user friendly.
  • By the way,
    • I did not test all applications, but I use 'Screenshot' and feel sorrow for it. It need change. I want to capture a selected area not whole page at every time.
    • I did not get any information in site that 'Peppermint OS is based on .......' What? Debian? Red Hat? Gentoo? Or a newer system?
    • On their website they should publish a step by step installation guide (With HD Partition).
 After using in Virtual Box3.1.6. OSE for a long time, I must support that :
Peppermint Operating System is Cloud / Web Application Centric, Sleek, User Friendly and Insanely Fast.
Download and enjoy Peppermint One OS from their official website.


  1. Hi, thanks for the review!

    It's possible to install xfce4-screenshooter, for example from the repositories. The reason it is not in the default install is to try and avoid the dependencies it installs (xfce related).

    Peppermint is a fork of Lubuntu with some elements from Linux Mint packaged in. You are right that the main site does not currently prominently display this "lineage", but it has been widely reported in the news reviews.

    There is more community information, support and how to tutorials at the community forums. This includes a simple partitioning guide.

    Hope that answers some of your questions, and thank you again for the review!

  2. Hi, thanks for the comment. Wish you will help me to explore peppermint more.


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