Over the past week we were able to meet a new version of Peppermint OS, one of the lightest distributions that exist based on Ubuntu. Specifically version number 6, a version that incorporates many new features in addition to updating the software packages and software you already used.
Peppermint US 6 is based on Ubuntu 14.04, Although since its release the distribution is geared towards Ubuntu 14.04.02. The included kernel is version 3.16. However it is not Unity the desktop that is used by default or nautilus the file manager, but LXDE and Nemo is used as the file manager.
As a surprise, in this version of Peppermint US 6 we have some software from Linux MintNot only the update manager, MintUpdate, but also Mintstick, a program to create USB s. The distribution terminal has also been changed, in this case it has been replaced by Sakura, a fairly complete terminal fork at least as far as LXTerminal is concerned.
Sakura will be the default terminal for Peppermint US 6
The multimedia aspect is another aspect that has been modified, so the image viewer has been changed to EOG and the audio and video player replaced by VLC. As in previous versions, Peppermint OS 6 supports webapps, which makes it not only a lightweight system but has a lot of functionality. It currently uses Chromium as the default browser which means that once we have the installation complete, we have all the Google apps ready to use, as if it were Chrome OS.
Finally, as in many distributions derived from others, the theme and atmosphere of Peppermint OS 6 has been replaced by PepperMix, a special theme that I imagine will become a hallmark of the distribution, as in its time be the Ambiance theme for Ubuntu.
For those looking for an up-to-date and lightweight system, Peppermint US 6 is a perfect candidate and you can try it here or just use a virtual machine and install it on it, the cost is not very high in the latter case.