Peppermint Three GNU/Linux Available!

iPad image modified to look like it's running Peppermint Three...
my temporary wallpaper on my Peppermint OS 3 install
An Acer Aspire One came into my possession recently, and the question was, "Which OS are you going to load on it?" That should be obvious! Peppermint!

An excerpt from their announcement appears below:
We are proud to announce the release of Peppermint OS Three in both 32 and 64 bit builds. This edition is based on Lubuntu 12.04 and, as always, uses some features from the ever awesome Linux Mint. Both builds are available as free downloads and will be available via purchasable live cd/usb in the very immediate future. . . We’ve taken a different direction with the look and feel and have decided to go with a very light theme and default artwork. . .We’re still including some Google and Pixlr apps as well as some Peppermint related links.
- Peppermint Three is the first distribution to ship with GWoffice by default. This is a desktop Google Docs client that is lightweight and runs completely independent of Chromium. It’s still beta software, but we feel it offers a great improvement over using Docs from a browser or SSB.
- The GIMP 2.8 is in the Peppermint repository as opposed to version 2.6 that is available in the upstream releases. This version has been a long time coming and offers some improvements over the older iteration, notably a single window view.
To get my Peppermint Three going....
What my desktop really looks like...


Peppermint is a Linux based Operating System that is Cloud / Web Application Centric, Sleek, User Friendly and Insanely Fast. Download a copy and get going today....



Add Repositories Needed

Add Medibuntu Repository
sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && 
sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update


Add Favorite Apps
The following apps include a variety of text editor, video/audio editors, multimedia/DVD players, codecs, truetype fonts needed.

sudo apt-get install  unetbootin secure-delete audacity lame libmp3lame0 openshot acidrip winff vlc  filezilla keepassx libgoo-canvas-perl shutter p7zip ghostscript pdftk pdfchain terminator w32codecs libdvdcss2 libdvdnav4 libdvdread4 mplayer gxine mencoder mpeg2dec vorbis-tools id3v2 mpg321 mpg123 libflac++6 ffmpeg totem-mozilla icedax tagtool easytag id3tool lame nautilus-script-audio-convert libmad0 libjpeg-progs flac faac faad sox ffmpeg2theora libmpeg2-4 uudeview flac libmpeg3-1 mpeg3-utils mpegdemux liba52-0.7.4-dev libquicktime2 gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-gnonlin gstreamer0.10-sdl gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly totem-plugins-extra gstreamer-dbus-media-service gstreamer-tools ubuntu-restricted-extras ttf-mscorefonts-installer flashplugin-installer scribus gimp inkscape calibre

Install Compression/Uncompression Apps
sudo apt-get install unace rar unrar p7zip p7zip-rar zip unzip sharutils uudeview mpack lha arj cabextract file-roller

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/./install-css.sh

Compiling from Source Code? Install these....
sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall cdbs devscripts dh-make fakeroot libxml-parser-perl check avahi-daemon

Enable Firewall Protection
sudo apt-get install ufw gufw
sudo ufw deny 5353/udp
sudo ufw deny 5900/tcp
sudo ufw deny 22
sudo ufw deny 25/tcp
sudo ufw deny 135,139,445/tcp
sudo ufw deny 137,138/udp
sudo ufw deny 110
sudo ufw deny 2049
sudo ufw deny 143
sudo ufw deny 21/tcp
Other Installed/Downloaded Apps

  1. Truecrypt.org
  2. Google.com/chrome
  3. AESCrypt.org (untar/zip and then sudo make and sudo make install)
  4. Record My Desktop
  5. RSSOwl

Adjust the Time/Date Settings
Right-click on time/date in the bottom right-hand corner, then adjust the CLOCK FORMAT to change: %a %d-%b-%Y %I:%M %p

This will give you  a day - day-month-year - time AM/PM type format.

Printing
Follow these steps...
    1. sudo apt-get install hplip cups system-config-printer-gnome
    2. Create a script:
      sudo gedit /etc/network/if-up.d/cups
      Then, paste in this code:
      #!/bin/sh
      service  cups restart
      Then make that script executable:
      sudo chmod +x /etc/network/if-up.d/cups
      Then restart your computer.
    3. Run the following configuration:
      sudo hp-setup -i
Adjust TouchPad

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator
By the way, the touchpad-indicator solution stopped working after upgrade to 11.04. I ended up using this command line solution:
xinput set-prop 12 "Device Enabled" 0
where 0=OFF and 1=ON


Record Your Desktop
 - This is an UbuntuLinux friendly recorder (a few more here). To get it going, follow these steps:

    • sudo apt-get install gtk-recordmydesktop pavucontrol (creates OGV video format)
    • sudo aptitude install mencoder (this allows you to convert OGG to AVI video format)
    • Once installed, you can control it via a GUI interface or at the command line, type recordmydesktop then press Ctrl-C to stop it from recording.
The PAVUCONTROL program--Pulse Audio Volume Control--actually works like Soundflower in re-directing the audio flow to a virtual sound driver. You can do this on Mac with Soundflower (and HyperStudio has a proprietary virtual sound driver that works great) and on Windows.

While I was able to record my desktop, any part of it, the audio from BigMarker.com was not coming in. So, I setup PAVUCONTROL to be open and then clicked on ADVANCED button in recordMyDesktop (shown above).


In the DEVICE box, recordMyDesktop said DEFAULT. If that setting doesn't capture your audio, try changing "DEFAULT" to pulse, as shown above. Default should work, however.


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