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Peppermint 7 released early.
« on: June 24, 2016, 10:15:17 am »
Team Peppermint would like to announce the immediate availability of Peppermint 7

You can find it on the main website:
https://peppermintos.com

Currently only available as direct downloads, we'll add 'working' torrents as soon as we have them.

Here's the full announcement:-

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Team Peppermint are pleased to announce our latest operating system Peppermint 7, it comes in both 32bit and 64bit editions with the latter having full UEFI / GPT / Secureboot support baked in, a new version of Ice (our in house Site Specific Browser framework) is also included with full Firefox web browser support as well as Chromium / Chrome.


Peppermint 7 (Peppermint-7-20160616) hightlights:-

    Along with the shift to the 16.04 (xenial) code base, Peppermint 7 continues our policy of choosing the best components from other desktop environments, wherever that may be, and integrating them into a cohesive whole with our own software.

    This time around whilst staying with LXDE core session management for lightness and speed, we’ve listened to our users who demanded a more modern, functional, and customizable main menu and switched out lxpanel in favour of the xfce4-panel and whiskermenu. We’ve also added a new ‘Peppermint Settings Panel’ to further consolidate settings into one place.

    Due to Google’s dropping of 32bit Chrome and move to PPAPI plugins (which effectively ends flash support in 32bit Chromium) we’ve now moved back to the Firefox web browser for the first time since Peppermint One. With the Mozilla Prism project long since depreciated, moving back to Firefox entailed a rebuild of Ice (our in house SSB framework application) to allow Firefox to open SSB’s in a similar fashion to Chromiums ‘–app’ mode, so Ice now fully supports the creation and removal of SSB’s for Firefox, Chromium, and Chrome .. we ship with Firefox by default but you can choose whichever of these browsers suits you best in the clear knowledge Ice will still do the business.

    We have a new look, flatter than previous editions (though not too flat) with a dark gtk theme by default and colorful icon choices, we’ve put together a small collection of images by the brilliant photographer Ray Bilcliff with his kind permission .. If you’d like to see more of his outstanding work, please visit:
    http://trueportraits.com/
    or his Google+ page (photos):
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+raybilcliff

    Because Firefox is known to have some issues with dark gtk themes on a few websites (such as white text on a white background in the Youtube search box) we’ve locked Firefox to a light theme independent of the system default, so we’ve also created a simple to use ‘Firefox Themer’ application which you can find in the new Peppermint Settings Panel, which allows you to unlock/relock the Firefox theming .. so the choice is still yours.

    We’ve switched text editors from gedit to pluma because of the odd way gedit now handles windows decoration which leaves it at odds with the rest of the system theming.

    There are many other small refinements squeezed into Peppermint 7, indeed a definitive and exhaustive list would probably make this announcement totally unreadable and deny you the excitement of exploration and discovery, so why not take it for a spin and see what you can find .. after all that’s half the fun right (?).
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Re: Peppermint 7 released early.
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2016, 12:11:01 pm »
download is running, a big thank you to all the peppermint os developers

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Re: Peppermint 7 released early.
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2016, 05:25:44 pm »
You're most welcome darknet :)
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Re: Peppermint 7 released early.
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2016, 07:56:30 pm »
This is fantastic!
Can I upgrade from 6 to 7?
If so, how please?

TIA,
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Re: Peppermint 7 released early.
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2016, 09:31:23 pm »
Hi alankeno, how's it going?  Peppermint Seven is a big change from Peppermint Six  eh  8)!   Unfortunately, there's no upgrade path.  A full installation is required.  To make things easier for future installations/reinstallations.  I strongly suggest you make use of a separate /DATA partition.  Our Trusted User, Slim.Fatz has written and excellent tutorial on how to do this: How To: Use symlinks to a DATA partition.  It really does make installing a new distro a very simple task.  I hope this helps  ;).
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Re: Peppermint 7 released early.
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2016, 03:33:36 am »
Thanks for the V7. The new artwork looks fantastic, my systems are again speedy and (so far) stable!
Great job, peppermint remains the #1 distro here!
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Re: Peppermint 7 released early.
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2016, 07:50:37 am »
Thanks very much eaz :)
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Re: Peppermint 7 released early.
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2016, 02:51:06 pm »
 :D Hey AndyInMokum,
Thank you very much for the info!
I prefer a new install anyway.

Happy Minting!

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Re: Peppermint 7 released early.
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2016, 02:57:37 pm »
:D Hey AndyInMokum,
Thank you very much for the info!
I prefer a new install anyway.

Happy Minting!
It's the best way.  It good to know you're still enjoying Peppermint 7  ;)!!
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Re: Peppermint 7 released early.
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2016, 03:14:35 am »
This is an awesome OS! Great Work!
Thank you for all the time spent and hard work!!

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Re: Peppermint 7 released early.
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2016, 03:43:33 am »
This is an awesome OS! Great Work!
Thank you for all the time spent and hard work!!

Hi wheelbarrel
Thank You

Welcome to Peppermint and glad you are liking it so far.
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Re: Peppermint 7 released early.
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2016, 03:40:23 pm »
Hi wheelbarrel and welcome to candyland :)

Thanks for the complimentary sentiments :)
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Re: Peppermint 7 released early.
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2016, 06:21:07 pm »
Thank you for the warm welcome!
I've been using ubuntu forever now, but just recently got into trying the many flavors of it lol. I started with a fresh install, and had it all setup pretty fast. This OS is extremely stable, fast and just perfect for my daily use. I have found my new home ;)