Something a Little Different…
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 all coming to the forefront in recent years. 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.
While conceptualizing Peppermint, we toyed around with a lot of ideas trying to determine how best to meet our goal of providing a fast, web-centric operating system that’s easy to learn and effective when put in use. The end result was a decision to use an interface that stays out of your way and let’s you go about your business. The default desktop environment for Peppermint is LXDE (literally, “Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment”) which has shown itself time and again to be user friendly, easy on the eyes, and wicked fast.
A New philosophy…
As long time Linux users and supporters we have seen certain levels of divide in the Linux community. We have also seen over the years the tendency to not kindly invite new users to Linux who are exploring and looking for an answer beyond the two seemingly defacto systems that dominate the market. The biggest breath of fresh air in the past few years have been Ubuntu and Linux Mint with their commitment to community and offering a welcome place for all to explore.
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. 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…
Team Peppermint is committed to welcoming new Linux users, offering them a product that is fast, easy to understand, and offering them an arena to experiment with Linux and all the while offering avenues to educate them further. Empowering the planet with Linux is our goal. Will you join us in this journey? We certainly hope so….
Kendall Weaver – CTO of Peppermint, LLC - When not working as a networking technician or as the lead developer for Peppermint, Kendall is an avid photographer who will make any excuse to get out and take pictures. He lives in the Asheville, NC area and is fond of coffee shops, waterfalls, and ridiculously spicy food. Twitter | Google+
Shane Remington – COO of Peppermint, LLC – When he is not busy as project lead, web developer and marketing for Peppermint, he is more than likely hiking through the woods in the middle of nowhere or digging through dusty crates for vinyl records. Shane is currently living in the Asheville, NC area with his two beautiful daughters and carnivorous plants. Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn
Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) - Support Admin & Software Developer – A self confessed ageing hippy/biker who runs his own Linux support business in Cornwall UK, and enjoys helping new users solve problems and get to grips with all things Linux/Peppermint .. also an Admin of Linux.co.uk and Linuxforums.org.uk
Daniel Burke – Art Director - Daniel is an avid disc golfer and outdoorsman, living in Midtown Atlanta. By night, he is a chef at an award-winning bbq restaurant. When he’s not working on the computer he loves to play his guitar.
Kevin Stipe – Front End Web Developer – Kevin has been Photoshopping since the mid 90′s. An ex-touring musician, he enjoys playing the occasional local show, playing Ultimate Frisbee, and brewing a perfect cup of coffee. Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Mac Dahlin – Support Forum Moderator - Mac is a Residential builder & designer by trade (semi-retired). Computer hobbyist, outdoor photographer, hiker & fisherman when he gets the chance.
Graeme Duncan – Support Forum Moderator - Graeme is a self employed motor mechanic from Scotland, enjoys spending time with his family, photography, tinkering with computers and learning all things Linux.
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