Peppermint 8 Respin-2 Released

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Team Peppermint are pleased to announce the latest iteration of our operating system ISO images Peppermint 8 Respin-2. This is a security refresh of the Peppermint 8 ISO images to include all updates to date (as of 3rd Feb 2018), including the Meltdown and Spectre mitigations such as the new HWE kernel 4.13.0-32 and the latest Chromium web browser version 64. The new ISO also contains bug fixes for flash content in ICE SSB’s, and Chromium not remembering user selected xdg-open preferences for magnet and mailto links..
There is no need for Peppermint 8 or Peppermint 8 (first) Respin users to reinstall this version, the mitigations and bug fixes have already been pushed as automatic updates to the earlier Peppermint 8 versions.

Peppermint 8 Respin-2 is still available in 32bit and 64bit versions with the 64bit version having full UEFI and Secureboot support.

Peppermint 8 Respin-2 (Peppermint-8-20180203) changes:-
    • All updates as of 3rd February 2018 are included in the ISO image.
    • The ISO now comes with the Meltdown/Spectre mitigated 4.13.0-32 HWE kernel ‘out of the box’.
    • The ISO now comes with the Meltdown/Spectre mitigated Chromium web browser version 64.
    • Fixed a bug that was stopping flash content playing in SSB’s due to the option to ‘always allow flash’ being removed in recent versions of Chromium/Chrome.
    • Fixed a bug where when a user chose to tell xdg-open to remember which application to use for magnet and mailto links in Chromium, the settings were lost when the browser was restarted.

All other changes remain the same as those for the original Peppermint 8 Respin, which can be seen here:

Please also see the Release Notes which also remain the same for Peppermint 8 Respin-2

As with previous releases we invite you to compare Peppermint to other operating systems, we are confident you will be impressed. To take the Peppermint 8 out for a test drive, please visit our website at where you can download it for free. If you need help installing the Peppermint 8, or have any questions about using it, we have a second-to-none user support team at please drop in even if only for a chat with friendly like-minded people .. hope to see you there.

About Peppermint OS

Peppermint OS is a software company, originally based in Asheville, North Carolina but now operating out of Cornwall England. 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 us, please visit

16 Responses

  1. Richard galin

    Por lejos es el mejor sistema operativo que he probado rapido y seguro como ningun otro

    • Mark Greaves

      Many thanks Richard galin, happy to hear you’re enjoying Peppermint :)

  2. This is a pretty cool distro that I started out with after I found an old version on some boot utility collection. It is nice especially with the new redone pastel colored icons in the respin.

    • Mark Greaves

      Good to hear you found Peppermint Roy, even better that you’re enjoying it :)

  3. Don’t go with the Windows 10 update from 7! Instead go with Peppermint!

    Mark Greaves and friends will help you out with one of the best going Linux distributions! Many issues that you would pay for support with Microsoft are freely answered with Peppermint’s support.

  4. Fernando Castro Lopes

    I’ve been using 2 Linux OS: Peppermint 8 (since version 7 release)on an old Desktop PC and Q4OS 3.1 Dev on an old Laptop. For me Peppermint 8 is the best and fastest Ubuntu based OS distro, with low usage ram and resources. Absolutly, It is maybe the best, with the option of freely apps installating, and besides that is beautiful, with a very responsive sort of Whiskermenu and quick programs open – faster than the majority. I don’t think is Lubuntu based (as read in many sites): it is much better than lone LXDE and lone XFCE; it’s a kind of hybrid more efficient than both of those desktops.

    • Mark Greaves

      Hi Fernando and thanks for the feedback. It’s human nature to pigeonhole things, are we LXDE/Xfce/Mint/Ubuntu/Lubuntu, etc. ?
      The corrct answer is “all of the above”, Peppermint decided there is no perfect distro or desktop environment that holds all the cards, we also decided that the modularity of Linux and the freedoms afforded by open source licensing were specifically intended to allow others to stand on the shoulders of giants rather than have to keep reinventing the wheel. We try to take the best components from wherever they come from and amalgamate them into something (dare I say) special and unique. After all isn’t this the basis and spirit of open source ?
      We do however find ourselves having to answer the “what are you based on ?” questions repeatedly, so for the base distro as we start with Lubuntu then trim it back to basics and rebuild, we say we’re Lubuntu based .. for the DE question, we decided that we’ll call this on the “session manager” which is currently lxsession from LXDE. But if you take Peppermint as a whole, the best explanation would be “Peppermint stands on the shoulders of giants, integrating many other projects but doing our own thing” as do all distros if you think about it .. great to hear you’re enjoying it :)

  5. On the Pep for half a year now and still a joy to use. It’s quick, stable and looks good too. Keep up the good work all involved in making this distro.

  6. I really like this OS: fast, solid and elegant. Thank you and hello from México!!!

    • Mark Greaves

      Great to hear spidermoy, thanks for the compliments and hello right back from rainy Britain :)

  7. Can i get night light setting in this os? Recently i am using it, awesome os ,

  8. I tried many distros, and now I decided to install Peppermint OS on two of my desktops. It’s beautiful and incredibily fast.
    Thank you.

    • Mark Greaves

      You’re most welcome Chris, thanks for taking the time to let us know you’re enjoying Peppermint on your desktops, it’s always encouraging for the team to hear stories like this :)

  9. Will Peppermint be based on LXQt in the future?

    • Mark Greaves

      We currently have no plans for going LXQt, but everything is still being evaluated so we can’t say “never” either. Sorry Carsten but that’s the best we can offer at present.

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