The team behind the cloud-based Peppermint OS flavor of Linux announces the availability of Version 1.0 of the technology.
The team behind the cloud-based Peppermint
flavor of Linux has announced the availability of Version 1.0 of the
Indeed, in a news release and related material on the Peppermint OS Website
, Shane Remington, a
core member of the Peppermint development team as Web developer for the
Peppermint OS, said Peppermint OS One will be available by noon on May 10. The OS had been in beta up to this point,
but is now ready for prime time, he said.
Remington said Peppermint OS is a Linux-based operating system "that is
lightning fast, easy on your processor and system resources, and by employing
Mozilla's Prism technology Peppermint integrates seamlessly with cloud and
Web-based applications as if they were installed as software on your system.
Moreover, Peppermint OS One features automatic updates, easy step-by-step
installation, a user-friendly interface and increased mobility by integrating
directly with cloud-based applications; it is also ready to use out of the box
and is free.
"The notion that in order to use, enjoy and be proficient with Linux is
that you will need uber-geek hacking skills is completely false,"
Remington said in a statement. "And this is just the stigma surrounding
Linux that needs to be erased once and for all with Peppermint. There hasn't
been one person we have shown Peppermint OS to who hasn't understood how to
operate it as a desktop environment by just putting it in front of them and
turning it on."
The team behind the OS said Peppermint takes 25 seconds to fully load. Even
on older model laptops, from the time it takes to press the Power On
button until completely booted up, connected to the Internet and ready for
work, the Peppermint OS took only 25 seconds in numerous tests, according
to the team. And the system powers down in as few as 5 seconds, the Peppermint
In a recent review of the Peppermint OS on The
blog, Trent Isaacson said:
"Let me be absolutely clear about one thing: Peppermint Linux OS is
fast. Really fast. On this tired old laptop, Peppermint boots up from a cold,
powered down state in just under 25 seconds from me hitting the power button to
being able to log in graphically."
Also in a statement, Kendall Weaver, creator of Peppermint OS, said:
"People have been trying to create an effective Web-centric operating
system for years now. This is especially true in Linux with projects like the
Ubuntu Netbook Remix, Google Chrome OS and Moblin. ... On the downside of
things, these systems, though great for surfing the Web, lack a lot of the
familiarity that people demand from something they use on a day-to-day basis.
Here at Peppermint, we're committed to giving you a system that won't throw you
for a loop while trying to get things settled in."
For his part, Remington said Peppermint OS One is the only operating system
shipping with Seesmic Web by default.
In a blurb about the Seesmic relationship on the Peppermint OS site, the
Peppermint OS team wrote: "We won't be including the Seesmic desktop app
though; we'll be using Mozilla Prism to construct a desktop integrated SSB
[Site Specific Browser] for the absolutely brilliant Seesmic Web. Seesmic has
long been a standout in the world of Twitter clients, offering an intuitive
interface with powerful features. We're thrilled to have the full support
of Seesmic founder Loic Le Meur with this project, and we're hoping it's the
beginning of both good business and good personal relationships with all