Linux Distributions

Linux Mint – operating system for desktop and laptop computers based on Ubuntu

Linux Mint is a hugely popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people.

Linux Mint offers a different user experience, and it includes a number of applications that are not available in Ubuntu.

Features include:

  • 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.
  • Based on Debian and Ubuntu, it provides about 30,000 packages and one of the best software managers.
  • It’s safe and reliable—thanks to conservative software updates, a unique Update Manager, and its robust Linux architecture.
  • Requires very little maintenance (no regressions, no antivirus, no anti-spyware…etc).

Linux Mint desktop

Working state:Active
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:APT, Flatpak
Release Model:Fixed
Platforms:i686, x86_64
Developer:Clément Lefèbvre and ccontributors
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
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