Peppermint OS reaches version 6

Peppermint OS 6During the past week we got to know a new version of Peppermint OS, one of the lightest distributions that exist based on Ubuntu. Specifically, version number 6, a version that incorporates many new features in addition to updating the programs and software packages that it already used.

Peppermint OS 6 is based on Ubuntu 14.04, although since its launch the distribution is oriented towards Ubuntu 14.04.02. The included kernel is version 3.16. However, Unity is not the default desktop, nor is Nautilus the file manager, but Lxde and Nemo are used as the file manager.

As a surprise, in this version of Peppermint OS 6 we have certain software from Linux Mint, not only the update manager, MintUpdate, but also Mintstick, a program to create USB's. The distribution terminal has also been changed, in this case it has been replaced by Sakura, a fairly complete terminal fork at least with respect to Lxterminal.

Sakura will be the default terminal for Peppermint OS 6

The multimedia aspect is another aspect that has been modified, thus the image viewer has been changed by EOG and the audio and video player replaced by VLC. As in previous versions, Peppermint OS 6 supports webapps, which makes it not only lightweight but also highly functional. It currently uses Chromium as its default browser which means that once we have the installation finished, we have all the Google apps ready to use, as if it were Chrome OS.

Finally, as in many distributions derived from others, the Peppermint OS 6 theme and environment has been replaced by PepperMix, a special theme that I imagine will become a hallmark of the distribution, as the Ambiance theme was in its time. for Ubuntu.

For those who are looking for an updated and lightweight system, Peppermint OS 6 is a perfect candidate and you can try it here or simply use a virtual machine and install it on it, the cost is not very high in the latter case.

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  1.   Christopher Rojas T said

    Peppermint 5 gave new life to my netbook (which worked terrible with the Windows 7 that it brought from abirca). How do I upgrade from Peppermint 5 to this new version? The "software update" app does not give me the option to do so.