INTRODUCING PEPPERMINT FOUR
June 13, 2013
Hello Peppermint Nation,
Welcome back to the new and improved Peppermint web site (http://www.peppermintos.com
) and welcome to the next iteration of our operating system: Peppermint Four. We are seriously excited about this release and we hope you are as ecstatic as all of us on Team Peppermint. Make sure to download a bunch of copies and give them to friends and family. They will thank you, for sure.
We need to take this opportunity to thank everyone who makes Peppermint happen. Team Peppermint is an amazing group of people from around the globe who pitch in their personal time to this project and without them we would be going nowhere fast. And a monster thank you to the millions of users worldwide who rely on the stability of Peppermint on a daily basis. You all are the reason we get up every day and keep things humming along.
A very big thanks to the collective brainpower of our Beta Test group! We handpicked 50 candidates from a barrel full of willing souls and put them through the ringer morning, noon, and night for two solid months until the final Peppermint Four was approved. You all were awesome and we hope you sign up for the Peppermint Five beta next year.
Also, I need to make serious mention about VPS.NET and how instrumental they are to Peppermint. To put it clearly – Without VPS.NET none of this would be possible. Back in 2010 when we first launched Peppermint, our popularity was growing so rapidly that we were crashing the web server with round the clock downloads and were threatened to be shut down in 48 hours. Over the next two days via Twitter we started spreading the word that we needed to raise cash or sink. Who came to our rescue? VPS.NET. They heard about our situation, stepped in, migrated us over to their cloud, and we have been there ever since. We can’t say enough about their entire team, their immaculate customer service, and the stability and reliability of their cloud. To all at VPS.NET, we are forever grateful for your dedication to Peppermint and your ongoing support of open source software. When you download Peppermint in the USA, Canada, Japan, Norway, Africa or one of the other 140 countries and territories that we can be found, thank VPS.NET – they deliver every download of Peppermint world wide.
We also want to thank 1938 Media and their entire team for sponsoring us on the Cloud Coverage segments with Loren Feldman. If that’s how you first heard about Peppermint then we want to thank you for coming over and checking us out. 1938 News is truly a great resource for straight from the hip, reliable information, news and opinion. Peppermint is seriously honored to be a part of 1938 News and Cloud Coverage.
If you didn’t know, Peppermint is open source and free to the world and this is our intention, year after year, each and every version. All of us on Team Peppermint volunteer our time to make this happen because we love it. We love to see people using it. Plain and simple. However, it does take money to pay the bills, purchase shipping supplies, monthly fees for other critical services and all sorts of minor expenditures. If you use Peppermint on a daily basis, you love it, your friends and family love it, please consider making a donation so we can keep Peppermint free, Forever. That’s our goal and we appreciate your help in any way you can. Every dollar counts.
A final huge thanks to all involved, especially our families, children and close friends for putting up with us while we toil in front of the machine all night. We can’t say it enough.
Now, start downloading copies and giving them to your friends. All of them. Peppermint is about Freedom. Go share it.
NOTE: Original Post Edited June 17, 2013 by mac