Peppermint OS 3 has been released. If you aren’t familiar with it, Peppermint OS is a cloud-oriented distribution. It’s based on Ubuntu 12.04 (it’s actually a fork of Lubuntu 12.04).
Peppermint OS is available in both 32 and 64 bit editions, each fitting easily on a CD. It’s a well made customized variant of Lubuntu, which is good because installing it from a USB stick works perfectly (via UNetbootin, my go-to app for this). Normally I would wonder about having one more Ubuntu derivative – but in this case, it makes sense. The fact that you can install this system from a USB stick is extremely important because in my opinion, this is a near-perfect system for netbooks.