Peppermint is a bit of an odd Linux distro, derived from Debian (indeed, identifying itself as Debian in the /etc/os-release file), but taking configuration and utilities from Linux Mint (which is itself Ubuntu-based, though Ubuntu is of course originally Debian-based... it's turtles and Debian all the way down, basically!). It's defining feature would appear to be heavy integration with cloud applications (or, using its own choice of terminology, 'Site Specific Browsers' or SSBs). Frankly, that's not something I'm terribly interested in and I've accordingly never used Peppermint OS myself for anything more than software testing. It's currently sitting 27th on the Distrowatch page hit list, so maybe it's not something many other people are interested in, either! Nevertheless, it's been around since 2010 and is considered stable and reasonably lightweight, so for those reasons, I thought it was probably worth getting Giocoso working on it.
Anyway: I downloaded the 64-bit version from the distro's own website andinstalled it on a VirtualBox VM, built with 4GB of vRAM and a 2-thread virtual CPU, plus a 40GB virtual hard drive. Similarly, as I do for all my documented Giocoso installs on Linux, I began by ensuring the operating system was as up-to-date as possible. In Peppermint's case, you do that by issuing the command [...]