Finding a light-weight, speedy, reliable GNU/Linux OS can be a fun search, and choices abound. Having played around with Peppermint OS awhile back, I was thrilled to revisit PeppermintOS and find version 4 available for download.

Definitely give it a shot if you’re looking for a Linux distro that is:

  • Fast, quick-loading
  • Works flawlessly
  • Friendly

Installing Apps
sudo apt-get install  unetbootin secure-delete audacity lame libmp3lame0  vlc  filezilla keepassx libgoo-canvas-perl shutter p7zip ghostscript pdftk pdfchain 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  ubuntu-restricted-extras ttf-mscorefonts-installer flashplugin-installer firefox thunderbird

Compression Appssudo apt-get install unace rar unrar p7zip p7zip-rar zip unzip sharutils uudeview mpack arj cabextract file-roller

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
Install Java Support (not sun java):
Need this for ParanoiaWorks Secret Space Encryptor (SSE)…

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre


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

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