Team Peppermint are pleased to announce the latest 64bit iteration of our operating system 'Peppermint 8 Respin' (Peppermint-8-20171130-amd64.iso). MD5 Checksum = 51137b0f622ee7d44149389e6557e655 SHA256 Checksum = cff39c61273697c011ebe82f851476938ef2b351d9173f49db64043a19e4ff0d Website: https://peppermintos.com/ Release announcement: https://peppermintos.com/2017/12/peppermint-8-respin-released/ Release notes: https://peppermintos.com/release-notes/
Team Peppermint are pleased to announce the latest iteration of our operating system Peppermint 8 Respin which still comes in 32bit and 64bit versions with the 64bit version having full UEFI and Secureboot support. Whilst a respin is generally a minor release intended as an ISO update, the Peppermint 8 Respin does contain some significant changes.
Nemo 2.8.7 updated to Nemo 3.4.7 which seems more stable during large file operations, and now has a separate process for controlling the desktop.
OpenVPN updated in the repos to version OpenVPN 2.4.4 to support mixed mode IPv4/IPv6 VPN's.
Switched from lightdm-gtk-greeter to slick-greeter. So a new much prettier login screen, and a GUI utility in the menu called 'Login Window' for login screen settings, including the ability to add/change/remove an autologin user.
Added a desktop right-click "Open Peppermint Settings Panel" context menu item. We noticed that people who borked or deleted their xfce4-panel had no easy way to get to the Peppermint Settings Panel so they could use the panel reset function to recover, now they can by right-clicking on the desktop.
Installed mint-translations, so included mint applications are now available with non-English translations.
Fixed peppermint-proxy-configuration on the 32bit ISO.
Improved i3lock lock-screen, similar to the previous one but with a neater looking clock that can be changed between 12hr and 24hr.
Advert Blocker reinstated by request, available in the main menu not in the Peppermint Settings Panel.
New "Pepirus" xfwm4 theme similar to the Peppermint 7 xfwm4 theme but the active window has a light grey border instead of blue, and some small colour tweaks. Most users said they preferred the Peppermint 7 window borders to the Peppermint 8 ones, so this is a 'similar' but updated theme.
New "Pepirus" icon theme with red folders, and additional icons.
New "Pepirus" Gtk theme similar to Peppermix-7-Dark-Red to fit with the new red icon and xfwm4 themes.
Changed default wallpaper to Peppermint-3D-Logo-Alternative.
Three additional Ray Bilcliff wallpapers.
Disabled Gtk overlay scrollbars, so the scrollbars don't overlay other window content making it difficult to see.
Repository now contains tweaked versions of screenfetch and neofetch with custom Peppermint logo ASCII art.
Slightly larger terminal window defaults so neofetch/screenfetch have the room necessary to display properly.
Started adding non-English translated versions of ICE to the repos .. more languages will be added later as we create them (we're putting in a lot of effort into having full non-English translations for ALL applications hopefully by Peppermint 9).
ISO's now contain all 16.04 updates (to the date of the ISO) .. so the Peppermint 8 respin ISO's currently ship with the 4.10.0-40 kernel from the HWE, which will automatically roll onto the 4.13 kernel via the update-manager when the HWE updates upstream (probably around February).
I should probably explain here that some people have suggested the 4.10 kernel series is no longer supported, whilst this may be true for the vanilla kernel please rest assured the Ubuntu 4.10 kernel from the HWE (as used here) is fully supported upstream and will be until you're automatically rolled onto the 4.13 kernel.
One thing to note is nemo's new desktop right-click context menu item(s) .. if you right-click the desktop then select "Desktop", make sure you don't select both:- Auto-arrange and:- Align to grid at the same time, or you won't be able to move any desktop icons .. when both are selected desktop icons are locked in place. (by default only 'Align to grid' is selected)
Other things of note are the default repos now contain these terrific apps from the TeeJee repo:- aptik conky-manager selene timeshift timeshift-btrfs (so no need to add a PPA).