Peppermint One and Peppermint Ice are relatively new systems that have been made at the first of the year. The differences between peppermint One and Peppermint Ice is simple, it’s the browser. Peppermint One uses mozilla firefox as the system browser and Peppermint Ice uses google chromium for Linux as the system browser.
These systems will run on the most minimal systems that run from Pentium II to the latest processors. They require a little over 2GB for usage on your hdd. The system is minimal but uses all major drivers, you’ll never need any drivers using this one. Peppermint Os is very forgiving on your laptop or netbook battery. It’s really nice not using alot of juice and it feels like it practically runs on air.
In “software manager” on your task bar, you’ll be able to see all of Peppermint OS’s package choices, you’ll notice you can still get wine, gimp, open office, torrent handlers, audio handlers, blender, inkscape, and much other software tools that you usually use. It’s like using ubuntu without all the new commercial tie ins only faster.
Peppermint OS is completely free of charge, you can find all of the information at http://www.peppermintos.com to get you started. You can also put this on a usb drive and burn it onto a disk for free. The distros are like 415mb for One and 515mb for Ice. The install is quick from an Dell Inspiron laptop. You can enjoy the freedom and security of Linux without the bulk of windows xp or vista, and it’s free!