After a long time without knowing anything about this distribution, Peppermint already has a new version: Peppermint 7. A version that comes with the best of Ubuntu 16.04 but maintaining the philosophy that has always characterized Peppermint.
Peppermint is a distribution that is based on Ubuntu but that seeks to offer a lightweight solution for computers with few resources, to such an extent that in Peppermint 7 it has been changed to the default browser since Chrome no longer has a 32-bit version. Being light Peppermint achieves this thanks to cloud applications and online services that make the load on the computer less heavy than normal.In this version we also have the core of the LXDE session and Xfce 4 panel, a panel that is inserted to use wiskermenu, the custom menu that appears in other distributions like Xubuntu. Finally Ice will be fully working in Peppermint 7, leaving the leading role Prism and Google Chrome to be Ice the one that manages all the apps and plugins of the most famous browsers.
Peppermint 7 uses Firefox as the default browser
The 64-bit version has not been lost in this distribution but continues on, but being for more powerful machines, the development team has been less focused. UEFI, the biggest problem for many distribution developers, still compatible with Peppermint 7, this time even more compatible than in previous versions since it is based on Ubuntu 16.04.
The installation images of the new version of Peppermint 7 can be obtained through this link. It is a totally stable version so we can either install it on a production computer or update our old version to the new version, a task that will surely have already done more than one.
I personally think that Peppermint 7 is a great version, a lightweight version as everything is uploaded to the cloud and that we have to know and count on, since some users may not want to leave their data in the Cloud.