We like Peppermint OS here at Linux User – the lightweight OS takes the best parts of Lubuntu and makes it a little bit faster while also adding better compatibility with the web and cloud. The yearly release of Peppermint takes the April edition of Ubuntu, and adds its own twist to it, with an eye to also make it easy to use for Linux newcomers.
Peppermint OS 4 continues these tradition, and has been launched today. Based on Ubuntu 13.04, this new version has a few differences. Firstly, while still running LXDE, it now uses the XFCE window manager Xfwm4. They claim it gives you more functionality over Openbox, however not all the functions from XFCE will work.
It also takes the software manager from Linux Mint, which was just recently upgraded, and has the variety of upgrades and fixes that came to standard Ubuntu in 13.04. You can grab the latest version of Peppermint OS now from the website, and read more about its development on their blog post.