The newest member of the Peppermint OS family | spcilvly

Still in beta, Peppermint Mini promises greater flexibility and options. Take a look at what it has to offer here.

Peppermint is a minimalist Linux distribution that aims to provide a lightweight, fast system that is less demanding on hardware resources, making it a great option for older computers.

Based on the Xfce desktop environment, the distribution has two editions based on the Debian and Devuan stable branches.

However, the developers are on track to significantly expand what has been offered so far, with a new addition on the horizon. Meet Peppermint Mini.

Mini mint: A compact powerhouse of possibilities

Peppermint Mini with Cinnamon desktop environment.
Peppermint Mini with Cinnamon desktop environment.

Those who have used Peppermint OS in the past will be greeted with a comforting sense of familiarity. Lightness, functionality and the perfect user experience: it’s all there.

But all this is packaged in a simple 150 MB ISO image, powered by the old, tried and tested Debian installer.

However, size is not the only notable feature of the Peppermint Mini. Its adaptability and versatility is where it really shines.

While the traditional Xfce desktop environment remains an integral part of the distribution, Peppermint Mini goes a step further. Introduces a variety of desktop environments for users to choose from.

If you’re a fan of KDE Plasma, GNOME, Cinnamon, Budgie, MATE or any other popular desktop environment, Peppermint Mini has you covered. This expands customization horizons and ensures that users get a personalized computing experience.

Peppermint OS Installer
Peppermint OS Installer

Peppermint Mini comes in two editions, based on the Debian and Devuan stable branches. In other words, under the hood, you have the solid Debian 12 (Bookworm) or the Devuan 5 without systemd (Daedalus).

Of course, all the components from Peppermint’s main edition are featured, such as the Linux 6.1 LTS kernel, the default PipeWire audio server, and a completely updated graphics stack that includes X.Org Server 21.1, Wayland 1.21, and Mesa 22.3 .

In addition, for lovers of Linux distributions without systemd who choose to bet on the Devuan version of Peppermint, they will be able to select their preferred startup system between OpenRC, Runit or SysIntV.

For the most impatient, the Peppermint Mini installation ISOs are here. Remember this is a beta version so expect some crashes. With this in mind, of course, we don’t recommend using it as your primary desktop system at this time.

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