Linux Mint is an elegant, easy to use, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution.
Linux Mint is an Small Ubuntu iconUbuntu -based distribution ( so Small Debian iconDebian 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 Small Ubuntu iconUbuntu 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).

License

Free

Supported Platforms 1 note on Linux Mint's platform support

Linux Ubuntu

Platform comments

  • Linux “Live CD, Live USB”

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Links to official Linux Mint sites

Official Website    Facebook    Twitter    GitHub

Features

Ad-free Built-in File Manager Customizable Based on Debian Multiple languages Night mode/Dark Theme No Tracking Out Of The Box Privacy focused Based on Ubuntu Windows-like XFCE support Add a feature

Categories

File Management OS & Utilities Security & Privacy

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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.

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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...

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