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Peppermint

Peppermint is a lightweight open source operating system that is optimized for cloud computing and Web-based applications. The operating system is based on Ubuntu Linux.

The intention behind Peppermint development was to create a fast Web-oriented operating system with an intuitive interface that would allow users to run Web applications as if they were installed locally. To this end, Mozilla Prism is used to create site-specific browsers (SSBs). Web apps launch into simplified windows that are free of browser features and buttons that are not relevant to the application. The operating system requires less than 512MB of storage space, loads in 25 seconds and shuts down in five.

The default desktop environment is LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment). Other default installed applications include Firefox, Dropbox (an online backup, file synching and sharing application), Exaile (a music management application), Prism, X-Chat (an IRC client) and Transmission (a BitTorrent client). Default cloud applications include Editor by Pixlr, Facebook, Hulu, Last.FM, Pandora, Seesmic Web, The Cloud Player, YouTube, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Mail and Google Reader.

Peppermint OS One components include:

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.32
  • Xorg 7.5
  • Openbox 3.4.10
  • PCManFM 0.9.5
  • LXSession 0.4.3

Peppermint is available as a free download from the Peppermint website or can be purchased inexpensively as a Live CD or Live USB.

This was last updated in May 2010

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