Peppermint 5 – Embrace the Cloud!

Peppermint 5!Peppermint 5 is a light-weight (easy on the hardware) Linux desktop that tightly integrates your “Cloud” presence into the desktop experience. As Chromebooks become more and more popular, this version of the Linux desktop becomes VERY interesting to turn any PC into a Cloud client!

Peppermint Five is Live!

“Peppermint OS LLC is excited to announce the launch of our latest operating system Peppermint Five. Lightweight and designed for speed, Peppermint Five delivers on that promise whether using software on your desktop, online, or using cloud based apps.

Kendall Weaver, Chief Technical Officer of Peppermint, states, ‘Initially, Peppermint One was designed out of our desire for an operating system optimized for working online. Each year since then, we have improved on it, and we are very excited about new and improved features in Peppermint Five.’

Shane Remington Chief Operating Officer of Peppermint, adds, ‘With this release we are getting ready for the future. The technology landscape is constantly changing, and we are always responding to meet our user’s needs. We are 100% driven to deliver an OS that is fast, secure, and available everywhere, Peppermint Five is another step in that direction.’

Peppermint Five Highlights

  • Peppermint Five is built on a Long Term Support (LTS) code base, Ubuntu 14.04. The upstream code base will receive updates for five years.
  • Peppermint Ice is our in house built SSB manager, it has been rewritten from scratch and is now significantly more stable and is more feature rich than past versions. The key new feature is that it now supports both Chrome and Chromium as a backend.
  • Peppermint Control Center is our new settings app which provides an intuitive interface to customize and manage your workspaces, window behavior, keyboard and pointer settings, keyboard shortcuts and more.
  • We’ve fixed a number of upstream bugs present in Lubuntu, the specific project we fork from. Most notable among these are that the network manager applet starts properly.
  • Peppermint-Light is our new window manager and widget theme designed to offer a clean and relatively flat look and feel.
  • In previous iterations of Peppermint OS we used Alsa for sound. Our users asked for a more robust audio backend with more options and more user-friendly, Peppermint Five delivers with PulseAudio.

We invite you to compare Peppermint to other operating systems, we are confident you will be impressed. To take Peppermint Five out for a test drive, visit our website at where you can download it for free. If you need help installing Peppermint Five, or have any questions about using it, we have a second-to-none user support team at

About Peppermint OS LLC

Peppermint OS LLC is a software company, based in Asheville, North Carolina. Founded in 2010, we are committed to building the best operating system for both enterprise and consumers available on the widest range of devices. To find out more about our company, please visit us at”


  • I’ve been testing this on and off since it’s beginnings. Peppermint 5 is *very* usable. So far I have a live USB install but I’m thinking this will be installed on my Acer One Netbook in the near future. Lightweight, fast, and one can use cloud features along with desktop tools from the repositories.

    It’s not a Chromebook, but one can get the gist of it’s operation on a stable platform.

    I think this would be a good distro for older desktop machines that need XP removed. If a user needs something that looks closer to XP so they don’t panic, then LXLE would work.

    Thanks for your show! I watch it on my Roku.


    (the ‘3’ is silent, in case you were wonderin’)

  • Thanks for watching, My3ke! I like the looks of Peppermint 5 myself!

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