April 20, 2010

Peppermint: A New Linux OS for the Cloud

Peppermint, a new Linux-based operating system with a focus on cloud computing and Web applications, is launching into a private beta this week to a limited number of participants, and will open up later next month to even more. The OS is a fork of Lubuntu and uses some of Linux Mint's configuration files, hence the name "Peppermint." Unlike desktop-focused Linux distributions, running applications on Peppermint won't require "installing countless numbers of software packages and reading wikis all Saturday afternoon," reads the product homepage. Instead, users will run Web apps in their own windows via Mozilla's Prism technology...

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