A brief screenshot tour of the Peppermint 10 desktop showing the new menu, some features and some applications including Ice and some Ice-created SSBs, the Nemo file manager, and some other tools/utilities/options. Most of these screenshots were taken with the default “Peppermint 10 Dark” theme applied, but there are other themes that can be applied via:

menu > Settings > Customize Look and Feel > Widget (tab)

Choosing one of the other themes from the list in the left-hand column, then clicking the “Apply” button.

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  1. ProDigit

    Nice! I like how many different color schemes there are compared to Lubuntu!
    Do you also have a minimal installation (no photo editor programs, or DVD writer or office programs), but just the bare minimum in the GUI (like a lightweight notepad, calculator, browser and a few more items)?

    1. Joseph Dickson

      Hi ProDigit,
      Yes, during installation we have a minimal installation option that is similar to Lubuntu. If you have any questions head over to our community forums where we can provide support.

    2. Veer

      Peppermint os is really fast and stable Thanks! For creating it.

  2. Logan

    Thanks for including native support for Flatpak … it has been very useful to me.

  3. Fritz

    Is Peppermint OS based on Ubuntu? Thanks!

    1. Joseph Dickson

      Yes, Our current version, Peppermint 10 is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Our next release will be based on 20.04

      1. Brennan Price

        When is it likely that we’ll get the release with 20.04? This is my favourite OS by far so would be good to get a nice update, especially with all the new features available from it :)

        1. Joseph Dickson

          We don’t have a release date yet but it is coming. :)

  4. Muhamad Zaennudin

    I’m confused to choose linux distro, hopefully this peppermint os helps me

    1. Joseph Dickson

      Give it a try, we hope you like it.
      If you run into any problems visit our forum at forum.peppermintos.com/

  5. Chris Michaud

    Great distro. Works well on my circa 2009 Macbook Pro where others have notably failed.Sleek, fast and robust.

  6. Zhao Yiming

    I like his various themes very much, but I doubt whether my computer can run him smoothly, so I want to ask about his configuration requirements.
    *My English is not good, so I use Google Translate I hope you can understand it*

  7. John Dimitrakopoulos

    Hello, from Greece! A couple of days ago I “erased” my MacBook 4,1 (early 2008) ssd (to tell the truth, trying to make it accept Mountain Lion instead of Lion) and I decided to install a more up-to-date OS, like Linux Peppermint 10. I used Linux Mint once in the past and I admit I stayed satisfied with the overall result. What I miss right now is to have a Mac-like desktop (you know, showing My Computer/Trash/Programs file/External devices and so on. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance and congratulations for the result.
    John Dimitrakopoulos

    1. Orange

      Download Linux Elementary OS for a Macbook style OS.

  8. Suraj

    Please anybody know how to enable redshift like ubuntu to filter blue light. I tried to install redshift from synaptic but it did not work

    1. Joseph Dickson

      Hi Suraj,
      Support questions can be asked in our Community Forum.

  9. Hariharasudhan C

    N’Joy the Simplicity !.

  10. Brent

    About 6 months ago I decided to dump Windows. Installed dual boot Win10/Ubuntu on older laptop. Hating both, made a few live usb’s, and distro hopped. Settling on MX,I was good to go. Came upon a 2nd laptop, and for fun, and curiosity, installed PeppermintOS. Boring story shortened, Peppermint is daily driver! Easy to use, stable, and Ice is nice. Thanks for all the hard work on this disto. Hope to see 11 soon, but 10 works so well. TY.

  11. Jojo Imperial

    Compare to other Distros i like Perppermint the most. The color scheme, smooth GUI and very fast. Many thanks to the developers of peppermint.

  12. Sany

    I have a old HP 311 netbook with 3 GB Ram and 250 disk space. Will 32 bit version run smoothly on this machine?

    1. Joseph Dickson

      Yes. I have a 10 year old Toshiba netbook with 2GB of ram and the 64 bit version runs well. I expect the 32 bit version will run fine.

  13. Duck Grobbelaar

    I liked the comments and specs of Peppermint OS! I am shopping around for a new OS for my nearly obsolete Windows 7 64-bit on an old HP Compaq “Made for Windows XP” computer with only 1 GB of RAM (2x DDR1s) and 4x 16 GB USB sticks for storage. Needless to say I can’t upgrade to Windows 10 and the current OS AND Antivirus is hogging the resources ad nauseam. I am just tired of the whole batch and without money I can’t change my computer. I wanted to do Chrome OS, but the standalone versions (CloudReady / Chromium OS) does not support Android for extra apps. As the base for Chromium OS is Linux, I did some research to see if I might rather get away with one of the many distributions. I worked on DOS and Windows 3.1 in the 90s and had an Apple computer at one stage. So I am comfortable with a slightly different desktop than the Cinnamon one that looks like Windows. I don’t do high-end programs. I even create graphics with Paint! I am even prepared to use Google Drive apps to edit documents. My computer is permanently on an ADSL line and I used it mainly on Chrome for my internet business and my husband and I are playing easy games (cards and Match 3 style). My question is: is this the best option for me or not?

    1. Joseph Dickson

      With only 1GB It may run slow… But its worth a shot.

    2. Samar

      Try 32bit Debian OS. Other good option is use Clearlinux OS.

    3. Robercleiton Santos Silva de Jesus

      Try to use LOC-OS Linux operating system.

  14. Manuel Verdugo

    Esta es una excelente Distro, la acabo de ver en una discusión en Discord (misc-chat) y me vine a buscarla.

    Espero instalarla pronto. Actualmente tengo instalado Q4OS Linux y Windows 10 en otra.

    Si todo sale bien pronto ma haré de una Chromebook, que jala con Chrome OS pero mi idea también es algún día utilizar este Sistema Operativo.

  15. Tony B

    I run this on all my systems currently, and absolutely love it from the High End laptops to the Paperweight Desktops. Very nice OS.

  16. emerson

    i have an old sony vaio, with a core 2 duo 2ghz processor, and 4 gb of RAM, 64 bits, do you think it will work well on it?

    1. Joseph Dickson

      Yep, I have Peppermint Ten running on an old netbook with only 2GB of RAM. The hardware is a bottleneck but Peppermint runs as fast as my system will allow.

  17. emerson

    I installed peppermint, it is fast, beautiful but as hard as I try, I cannot make the bluetooth work properly, it detects, connects but does not transmit the sound to the output boxes.

  18. utkarsh sharma

    Hi Joseph.

    Greetings from India!

    I’m looking to change OS on my 7 year old Acer laptop with Intel i5 , 4GB RAM.

    Presently having Windows 10 on it from last 4 years , but now with updates it is becoming very slow.

    Will peppermint be a good option?? Will it solve my performance issue with this device

    Specially I need some software support which are similar to MS office, and other multimedia applications

    1. Joseph Dickson

      Hi Utkarsh, Yes Peppermint 10 is still a great option if you don’t mind that the Ubuntu base is 20.04. Many apps receive updates. We are working on Peppermint 11 but don’t yet have a release date. That being said we’re doing our best to keep things lightweight.

  19. Sanket

    I have Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop 10 years old with 2 GB RAM. I have recently installed Peppermint OS 10. It is working great and is very lightweight. Thank you for creating it.

  20. Massimo

    I have a Macbook Pro 2.2 from 2007, 32 bit, 2 gram. I installed Peppermint 10 and it works very well. Only some heating problems with youtube or Skype (via Chomium – yes Skype on 32 bit in 2021 with ICE and Cromium!!).
    The only prob is that I’d better to deactivate the swap partition, otherwise in case of use, the Mac becomes too slow.
    My fear is that this will be the last “light” version of Peppermint, as if the development remains attached to that of Lubuntu the system will no longer be for old PCs.
    In any case you guys are doing a fantastic job. Thanks very much

  21. d'Abreau

    This is the one on top of many distro that caught my eyes on linux, I still trying to figure out how should I put it into but, this one will be my first linux os, I love it, thanks for making this Pepermint os exist

  22. ragil satrio

    I ever used peppermint 5 years ago, it will be nice if it based on arch rolling, because it will never need dist-upgrade..

  23. Norm M.

    I don’t know if you will see my comment after all this time but with respect to your issue, once the Bluetooth shows connection, you will want to go into your Audio Mixer (left-click on the speaker icon at the right bottom corner). With the audio program running at this point, select the “Playback” tab. You will most likely see “ALSA playback” showing. Click on that section and you should see the Bluetooth device you want to direct the audio to. Be sure Bluetooth “Audio Sink” was selected in the Bluetooth manager as well. I hope this works for you.

  24. TAG

    Hello there – I have an old Samsung Notebook NP-N102 that I would love to turn into a handy asset for writing. It currently has Windows 7 Starter, so could I get shot of that and replace it with Peppermint OS, then dump the Microsoft Office suit and have it run office freeware instead? I don’t want the NP-N102 to do any gaming, music or films, nor any social networking, just simple browsing, file-shares and writing.

    Would Peppermint OS help me resurrect my NP-N102 please?

    1. Joseph Dickson

      Possibly, If Peppermint doesn’t work out our previous edition Peppermint 10 works well on my ancient 11 year old Toshiba NB505 netbook

  25. Brian Ecclestone

    I am new to Linux, just loaded Peppermint on my 16 year old 32bit Dell 9400 laptop, it is running well, except for Youtube via Chrome, it’s jerky, what’s best way to improve this, I have fitted a 100gb SSD which helped on Win 10, but an update on Win10 gave me problems so I finally decided to try Linux.
    I am certainly impressed by Peppermint so far.

    1. Joseph Dickson

      Hi Brain, head over to the forums for support. At this time Peppermint only supports 64bit.

      1. SG

        Hi Joseph.
        Is Pepperm 10 better than the new version regarding wireless connection to my router? My Lenovo T520 doesn’t work? Is Pepperm 10 still being updated in mid-2023, for how long?

  26. Chris Arthur

    I dumped Windows over 20 years ago and have been running Linux since. Was Ubuntu for years. But found peppermint I don’t know how many year ago, and fell in love. I recommend this to everyone. What I would like to see is Peppermint O.S. for Raspberry PI. (The ultimate fantasy).
    Peppermint O.S. is by far the best Operating System I have ever used !!!

    1. grafiksinc

      thanks! for the kind words Pepper PI…..has nice ring to it :)

  27. Hariharasudhan C

    Peppermint 11 comes with good and simple installation option. Seems Super !!!!. My journey Peppermint 9 –> 10 –> 11, Simplicity & Speedy.

    1. grafiksinc

      Thanks for the kind words!

  28. Edward Fischer

    Hi Joe, As the Developer of PeppermintOS. Maybe they can add an AI Assistant to help assist people with Vision impairments. I can’t stand Listening to the Accessibility Robot.

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