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Linux Mint is an elegant, easy to use, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution.
Linux Mint is an Ubuntu -based distribution ( so Debian based ) whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components.
It also adds a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration tools, and a web-based package installation interface.
Linux Mint is compatible with Ubuntu software repositories.
Linux Mint was started as a fork of Ubuntu Linux, while still relying upon the Ubuntu repositories. There are various versions, all free of cost, but some include proprietary codecs, which can not be distributed without license restrictions in certain countries. Linux Mint is quickly supplanting Ubuntu as the world's most popular desktop Linux solution.
Some of the reasons for the success of Linux Mint are:
•It works out of the box, with full multimedia support and is extremely easy to use.
•It's both free of cost and open source.
•It's community-driven. Users are encouraged to send feedback to the project so that their ideas can be used to improve Linux Mint.
•It's safe and reliable. Thanks to a conservative approach to software updates, a unique Update Manager and the robustness of its Linux architecture, Linux Mint requires very little maintenance (no regressions, no antivirus, no anti-spyware...etc).
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It resembles Windows and as a Windows user most of my life, it helps me to get used to Linux in a way I'm familiar with. Mint is easy to use and can be customised more than windows.
I love the open source community because we can get ideas from commercial operating systems and use it to improve ours without paying a penny for it.
I love it. New to Linux though. I tried, like, 10 other versions of Linux and this baby hit the sweet spot. Great for users used to Windows.
This is the best Linux distros, its simple, you get thing done fast, its stable as you've never seen. Its compatibility is exceptional, and installing wine to run windows apps work perfectly. This system is mint ;)
This is the best GNU/Linux OS for me. Since the release of Linux Mint 19.2 (specifically only with the Cinnamon desktop environment) it has many features specific to Windows Aero. At the moment there are: the scale of filling of disks and file systems in the file Manager (as in Windows 7 and newer), a preview of open taskbar applications (as in Windows 7 and newer), the name of the context menu items is very similar to their name in Windows (MATE has more differences) and much more.
There are also many useful changes to bring Windows and Linux closer together.
[Edited by Unk42, September 11]
I'm running Linux Mint 18.3 Xfce. I like it very much. Enough so that I was able to gladly dump Windows.
So far, it's been extremely stable and has played nice with all of the hardware on the 4 different machines I've installed it on. It even had a built-in driver for my nearly 20 year old Hauppauge TV tuner card. A surprising number of free Linux-based programs are available for almost every purpose. The Xfce desktop makes Mint relatively light on hardware resources. With the dark theme installed and a different wallpaper, it looks nice too. The only minor annoyance was getting my HP printer running. When I plugged it in, it came up as ready to use but refused to print. It neglected to tell me that I had to install additional software, which was no big deal.
Userfriendly and Fancy Version of Linux on basis of Ubuntu Linux
Based on Ubuntu LTS (min. 5 years of support) but with Cinnamon / Mate / KDE / XFCE and better update center.
A must for beginner!
I've been using Mint for a few years now and can't image moving away from it anytime soon. I've also found it to be very stable on the laptops/desktops I've run it on. And most importantly I've never had any wireless driver issues, which were the bane of my life on Linux before I came across Mint (or Ubuntu).
Cinnamon all the way!
I was lookin for some Linux on my notebook, cuz I've had enough of that Windows machinery. I tried almost every popular and well-known Linux distribution - Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian and I don't know what else. But Mint, that was pure love.
Absolutely easy to use, wonderful distribution. I'd recommend it to any newbies, or anyone really of any skill level.
The best linux distro! Everything you will ever need is already in there, video codecs, flash, and all that other stuff Ubuntu doesn't like including. Gets you up and going easily out of the box. Heck, it'll even tell you when there are proprietary codecs available for your hardware that run better than the ones included. Don't skip it!
it works very well, feels rock solid and fast. enjoy it a lot.
Free, Fast, And very user friendly for any windows user looking to get away. Used for the last 10 years with no issues.
Beautifully simple and clean UI. Makes an easy transition from Windows.