After a long time without knowing anything about this distribution, Peppermint already has a new version: Peppermint July. A version that comes with the best of Ubuntu 16.04 though maintaining the philosophy that has always characterized Peppermint.
Peppermint is a distribution that is based on Ubuntu but seeks to offer a lightweight solution for low-resource computers, to the point that Peppermint 7 has been changed to the default browser as Chrome no longer has a 32-bit version. Peppermint is lightweight thanks to cloud applications and online services that make the computer load less heavy than normal.In this version we also have the core of the LXDE session and the Xfce 4 panel, A panel that is inserted to use wiskermenu, the custom menu that appear in other distributions such as Xubuntu. Finally Ice will be fully operational in Peppermint 7, leaving the leading role Prism and Google Chrome to be Ice who manages all the apps and plugins of the most famous browsers.
Peppermint 7 uses Firefox as the default browser
The 64-bit version has not been lost on this distribution but is moving forward, but being for more powerful computers, the development team has focused less. UEFI, The biggest problem of many distribution developers, is still compatible with Peppermint July, This time more compatible than in previous versions as it is based on Ubuntu 16.04.
The installation images of the new version of Peppermint July can be obtained through this link. It is a completely stable version so we can either install it on a production team or upgrade our old version to the new version, A task that surely will have already done more than one.
Personally I think Peppermint 7 is a great version, a lightweight version as everything is loaded into the cloud and this we need to know and count on, as some users may not want to leave their data in the Cloud.