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Peppermint OS Two review

A self-styled ‘hybrid OS,’ Peppermint Two has a lot to offer those looking for a lightweight web-friendly distribution, but is it a realistic alternative to Lubuntu? Gareth Halfacree finds outs…

Pros: A lightweight distribution, Peppermint Two is perfect for those who rely on web-based applications day to day.

Cons: If you lose your Internet connection, the distribution becomes little more than a tweaked copy of Lubuntu.

Back in Issue 91 of Linux User & Developer, we took a look at a new Ubuntu spin-off project called Peppermint Ice, which took aim at the same target market as distributions such as Jolicloud: Internet-connected users who want a lightweight, fast operating system without sacrificing features.

Originally available in two flavours – Peppermint One, built around Mozilla’s Prism and the Firefox web browser, and Peppermint Ice, built around Google’s Chromium browser –

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