In mid-2017 we met a new version of Peppermint OS, in this case it was Peppermint 8. A version of a lightweight distribution ideal for teams with few resources.
This version was based on the latest version of Ubuntu, Ubuntu 16.04. The latest LTS version of Ubuntu. However, this distribution is not characterized by being based on Ubuntu but by being ideal for teams with few resources.During this time, Ubuntu 16.04 has been updated and releasing update versions that improved not only the security of the distribution but also the problems that existed in the distribution. The same has been done by the Peppermint team and rrecently released Peppermint 8 Respin, an update version that fixes and improves some known issues in the latest version of Peppermint. The new version updates several programs with the latest stable versions including the new versions of the Nemo 3.4.7 files, OpenVPN 2.4.4 VPN implementation, and Linux kernel 4.10.0-40.
New applications have been added that add new functionality to the distribution such as ad blocking, an element that Peppermint OS had in previous versions and that was removed, although it is already back. The artistic aspect has also been improved, including new themes for xfwm4 and other graphic elements of the distribution. And it is added a new option that allows us to restore the Peppermint desktop panel, in case of making too many modifications or we delete an element by mistake.
Peppermint 8 Respin will arrive via the distribution's update manager. However, if you want to install this distribution on your computer, the installation method will be through an ISO image that can be acquired for free through the official website of the project.
If you are looking for a light distribution, Peppermint 8 Respin may be a good option to start, although there are many other distributions A) Yes.