The Peppermint OS team has announced the release of Peppermint 8 Respin, a minor release of Lubuntu based desktop operating system featuring cloud based applications. Similar to previous releases, this release also brings 64 bit and 32 bit installation images. The 64 bit release provides complete support for UEFI systems and secure boot.

Peppermint 8 Respin banner

Being a minor release in Peppermint 8 series, the Respin release brings some package updates & bug fixes. Following are some significant changes introduced in Peppermint 8 Respin.

  • Nemo 3.4.7 - It 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, to provide a much simple and elegant login screen.
  • Added a desktop right-click “Open Peppermint Settings Panel” context menu item.
  • 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 Peppirus icon theme & Gtk theme.
  • 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 contain 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).
  • All other updates from Lubuntu 16.04.x LTS series.

For more information, see original release announcement for Peppermint 8 Respin.