Talk:Peppermint Linux OS

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Wikipedia isn't here evaluate or hype the software[edit]

This material is egregiously "peacock" and POV, and I just cut it from the intro:

Peppermint offers lightning fast speed, superb [[Cloud computing|cloud]] and [[Web integrated development environment|web-based]] applications, and is easy on [[System resource|system resources]].<ref name="LinuxedPeppermintFiveReview">{{Cite web|url =|title=Peppermint OS Five Review: Move over Lubuntu - Peppermint with 5 years of support is here!|website=Linuxed - Exploring Linux distros|date=3 July 2014|accessdate=4 July 2014}}</ref> Its mix of [[LXDE]] and [[XFCE]] ([[Xfwm4#Xfwm|Xfwm4]] [[window manager]])<ref name="PeppermintWindowManager">{{cite web|url=|title=Distribution Release: Peppermint OS Four|date=13 June 2013|website=DistroWatch|accessdate=5 July 2014}}</ref> gives it a modern feel while remaining super lightweight.<ref>{{Cite web|url =|title=Peppermint 5 Distribution Review|website=LinuxBookPro|date=23 June 2014|accessdate=5 July 2014}}</ref>

It's certainly sourced, but Wikipedia doesn't repeat evaluations from the sources, outside quote marks. And we don't really want to quote this stuff. "Lightning fast speed" and "super lightweight" are vague hype; "a modern feel" is vague and subjective. "Superb" is just too peacocky. The article is not here for promotion.

There are some currently some further problems in the article, but nothing as bad as this jumps out at me. And there are some much better neutral-POV descriptions, like "Peppermint's developers have written about the philosophy underlying these principles in terms of providing a familiar environment for newcomers to Linux which requires relatively low hardware resources to run." I have moved that sentence into the intro, to provide a replacement, for the moment, for the POV stuff. Thanks.

Addendum: I see that another editor (un-logged-in) has tagged the article for these problems, at the same time I was editing it. :) I guess I'll leave the tag, 'cause some more work needs to be done. Thanks! Ale And Quail (talk) 01:47, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

As of today it still seems to be a mix of fan article and promo ("Meet Team Peppermint"? Seriously?). -- (talk) 07:30, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
It's still overly promotional and unencyclopedic. I'm going to tag it. --Ef80 (talk) 14:41, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Request rename[edit]

I think we can drop the Linux part, Peppermint OS seems to be the proper name of this distro. -- (talk) 11:02, 27 June 2016 (UTC)