Peppermint Three Announced

Aug 02, 2012

The Peppermint OS Three web-focused desktop Linux distribution boasts a new look as well as new features.

The Peppermint Three development team recently announced the availability of Peppermint OS Three in both 32- and 64-bit builds. According to the blog post from Kendall Weaver, this edition is based on Lubuntu 12.04 and includes some features from Linux Mint. Both builds are available as free downloads and via live CD/USB media. 

In this release, the Chromium Stable repository is now enabled by default, which means any updates will be immediately available as opposed to waiting on upstream maintainers to merge updates into the main repository. Peppermint Three also features a new look and feel that, according to the website, was designed around the new default desktop background created by an art student named Ilina from Bulgaria as well as Daniel Burke who contributed to the menu theme. 

This release will ship with fewer default web applications in the menu, allowing users to select the ones they prefer. Peppermint Three is the first distribution to ship with the lightweight GWoffice by default. And, according to the blog, this release reverts to Linux Mint’s update manager over Ubuntu’s because of issues encountered in Peppermint Two. Please refer to the release notes for a full list of details and to download a free copy of Peppermint OS Three now.

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