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What's all the fuss about Peppermint OS? (Download Squad)

May 11th 2010 6:07PM I think you hit the nail on the head... "Cloud" is the buzzword of the moment. Other than that, I see nothing special about this distro.
They claim its small and fast... hardly. This brings nothing new to the table from other small linux Distros out there. DSL, PuppyLinux, slitaz, etc. These boot very quickly and are can do all the web based stuff every other OS can.
Reality check. Google Docs and other cloud based services work on every OS. So why the fanfare about this? Because of the 'buzzword of the moment' Its nothing more than a slim OS distro... and not really slim if you think about it. With DSL at 60MB, Puppy at 100MB, and Slitaz at around 35MB (approximations); Peppermint weighing in at 500MB and yet wanting 4GB of HD space is attrocious.

This is nothing more than using a buzzword to get attention. I have nothing against the OS itself, it works cleanly, but its hardly revolutionary. What I wonder is once people realize that the craze is nothing more than a gimmick, how long will the distro last. Hopefully there wont be a backlash against peppermint. I think it could be something slick... if they'd put more effort into the distro instead of into plastering themselves everywhere.