Just three short months ago Peppermint OS released its first operating system and since then has been riding a virtual tsunami of popularity and served over 250,000 downloads of its OS One to 149 countries. On Monday July 19th, 2010 this same feisty team of developers are ready to release Peppermint Ice, another variant its operating system that is even lighter, faster and more cloud application focused.
Peppermint Ice will boast Google’s Chromium as its default web browser, which is speedy on its own, but is boosted to even faster performance on the super sleek and lightweight Peppermint Ice platform.
Peppermint Ice will release to the public on Monday July 19th 2010
Ice is, by definition, a Site Specific Browser [SSB] that Peppermint creator Kendall Weaver wrote himself as a means to launch Web Applications and/or Cloud Applications [SaaS - Software As A Service] from the new Peppermint Ice OS. When you launch a web based application using Ice it will call up a custom SSB using the default Chromium Browser. So, essentially, the Ice SSB acts as software that is installed locally but is actually delivered via the Web.
The difference in using an SSB as opposed to using a tabbed browser is that only one function is assigned to the Ice SSB. In a tabbed browsing system, with several open for example, if one service or site in any given tab crashes you run the risk of losing data by crashing the other tabs and potentially the browser itself. since an SSB is isolated and dedicated to only operating the web application of your choice, if it crashes or hangs, it does not effect the rest of the system. And, because the Ice SSB’s are so sleek, they are perfect for running apps that display better using the most screen area as possible.
Peppermint is open source and free of charge but without the support of our users Team Peppermint has a hard time operating. We proudly serve thousands of free downloads a week – Why don’t you buy a Live CD to collect or share with a friend who should try Peppermint? Peppermint Ice CD’s are ready for sale today and will ship on Wednesday July 21st, 2010.