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Author:  himgil [ Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:14 am ]
Post subject:  Pros of Peppermint4

Hi guys,

Just wondering, what are the pros of PeppermintOS 4 over P3? I just installed P4 and love the visual style of it. Besides that, is there any objective\concrete reason to use it over P3? (like examples of 10% performance improvements, stability issues, etc. I can see that window manager is now more functional and polished, yet what the other perks\bonuses of P4?) (Is being based on 13.04 of Ubuntu really a big difference?)

I am a happy user of P3 for many months, and don't want to lose all my customizations on it when migrating to P4. I am complete layman in cases of distros, so apologies beforehand.


Author:  PCNetSpec [ Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Pros of Peppermint4

Peppermint 3 specific software (ie. the few packages from the PM3 repo) will no longer receive updates .. but by far the majority of software comes from the Ubuntu repos, and PM3 being based on an LTS means you'll get updates for the vast majority of your stuff for ages yet.

Beyond the fact that PM4 is slicker and has more features such as a built in compositor, transparency, Win7 style window snapping, etc. .. the 13.04 repo's are likely to contain updated versions of a lot of software that may never be added/updated in the 12.04 repo's

If you're happy with PM3, there is absolutely no "need" to move to PM4 yet .. do so at your own pace, or indeed don't and wait for PM5 .. the choice is yours :)

Author:  chrisjacob [ Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Pros of Peppermint4

That's very sad. I have been using the P3 from long time and very happy with its features. Is there any to carry out the settings of P3 to the new Peppermint4. If any such options are available I would be very grateful.

Author:  PCNetSpec [ Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Pros of Peppermint4

Please don't use this forum to promote commercial entities through your signature.
(doing so will get you banned as a spammer)

Particularly Windows support sites.

Links to commercial entities are ONLY allowed if they are Peppermint/Linux related AND a valid response to a question asked on the forum.

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