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Peppermint 10 Ubuntu-based Linux distribution available for download

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Ubuntu is a great operating system; that's why so many other Linux distributions are based on it. Hell, even Microsoft seems to be enamored with Ubuntu these days. What makes Ubuntu so good? The Linux distro is rock solid, has tons of compatible packages, and its online community can be very helpful (unlike snooty Arch users).

Today, a lesser-known (but very good) Ubuntu-based operating system reaches a new milestone. Called "Peppermint," version 10 is now available. Peppermint 10 should be particularly good for those with modest hardware, thanks to its use of the fairly lightweight Xfce desktop environment and available 32-bit variant. With that said, those with more powerful computers should have a positive experience with Peppermint 10 too.

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A BIG “Thank You” to the Peppermint 10 Team.

  • Peppermint OS 10 Released, Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

    The newly released Peppermint 10 serves as the latest stable update to this lightweight distro, and is based on the current Long-Term Support release (LTS) of Ubuntu, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with the Hardware-Enablement (HWE) stack included.

    With this distro’s minimum recommended specs a lowly 1GB RAM and an Intel x86 processor, it won’t surprise you to hear that Peppermint OS pitches itself as a “lightning fast, lightweight Linux based OS” that “provide[s] the tools to make the system your own”.

    [...]

    Peppermint OS is a refreshing alternative to heavier, do-all distros. It’s also perfectly suited to older hardware thanks to low system requirements.

    Peppermint OS is even available to download as a 32-bit .ISO image (as well as 64-bit). While unlikely to stem the tide going on out 32-bit Linux distro support in general, it’s nice to see there are still options for the legions of antiquated netbooks and laptops out there!

  • A BIG “Thank You” to the Peppermint 10 Team.

    Team Peppermint would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the planning, development, testing, and promotion of Peppermint 10.

    This includes all the forum moderators, trusted users, beta testers, website developers, graphic artists, and ANYONE else that contributed on any level .. without whom Peppermint Nine would simply not have been possible.

Peppermint 10 Linux OS Released

  • Peppermint 10 Linux OS Released For A Fast And Lightweight Experience

    In our yearly list of the best Linux distros for older computers, Peppermint Linux OS appears prominently. This Ubuntu Linux derivative features the LXDE desktop environment which needs relatively lower hardware requirements. What really sets Peppermint OS apart is its combination of regular desktop apps and cloud-based infrastructure.

    The latest iteration, i.e., Peppermint 10, is based on the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS base. For users of outdated desktops, this release brings a sigh of relief as the 32-bit images are also available for use. The trend to drop support for 32-bit hardware is becoming increasingly prevalent these days and it’s nice to see a popular distro choosing not to do so.

Peppermint OS 10 Run Through

Peppermint 10 Operating System Officially Released

  • Peppermint 10 Operating System Officially Released, Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

    As Peppermint 10 is based on the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS repositories as of May 14th, 2019, it means it's in fact based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS, which ships with updated kernel and graphics stacks from the Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) operating system. As such, Peppermint 10 is powered by Linux kernel 4.18.0-18.

    Highlights of the Peppermint 10 release include support for automatically install the Nvidia proprietary graphics drivers, including support for Nvidia Optimus setups, Ice 6.0.2 with support for isolated profiles for Chromium, Google Chrome, and Vivaldi web browsers, and a new utility for setting font DPIs.

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