Linux Mint Information

Linux Mint
Linux Mint is a Linux distribution based on Debian and Ubuntu,[4] with an alternative Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) based purely on Debian. Mint provides full out-of-the-box multimedia support by including some proprietary software such as Adobe Flash.

New versions of the Ubuntu-based Linux Mint have been released approximately every six months. The first release, named “Ada”, was released in 2006. The 17th release, “Qiana”, was released on May 31, 2014. However, an updated version, 17.2 “Rafaela”, was released on June 30, 2015. Support for older releases usually ends shortly after the next version is released, but there have been releases with long-term support, including the current release, v17.x, which will be supported for five years, until April 2019.


Linux Mint primarily utilizes free and open-source software, making exceptions for some proprietary software, such as plug-ins and codecs that provide Adobe Flash, MP3, and DVD playback.[12][13][14] Linux Mint’s inclusion of proprietary software is unusual; many Linux distributions do not include proprietary software by default, as a common goal for Linux distributions is to adhere to the model of free and open-source software.

Linux Mint comes with a wide range of software installed that includes LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, XChat, Pidgin, Transmission, and GIMP. Additional software that is not installed by default can be downloaded using the package manager. Linux Mint allows networking ports to be closed using its firewall, with customized port selection available. The default Linux Mint desktop environments, MATE and Cinnamon, support many languages.[15][16] Linux Mint can also run many programs designed for Microsoft Windows (such as Microsoft Office), using the Wine Windows compatibility layer software for Linux, or virtualization software, including VMware Workstation and VirtualBox. As of version 16 there is an issue with multi-monitor support and Wine.

Linux Mint is available with a number of desktop environments to choose from, including the default Cinnamon desktop, MATE, KDE, and Xfce. Other desktop environments can be installed via APT, Synaptic, or via the custom Mint Software Manager.

Linux Mint actively develops software for its operating system. Most of the development is done in Python and the source code is available on GitHub.

Software Manager
Update Manager
Main Menu
Backup tool
Upload Manager
Domain Blocker
Dektop Settings
Welcome screen
Remastering tool Mint Gnome Shell Extensions

OS Versions

Linux Mint 1.0 (Ada)
Linux Mint 2.0 (Barbara)
Linux Mint 2.1 (Bea)
Linux Mint 2   (Betsy)
Linux Mint 2.2 (Bianca)
Linux Mint 3.0 (Cassandra)
Linux Mint 3.1 (Celena)
Linux Mint 4.0 (Daryna)
Linux Mint 1   (Debian)
Linux Mint 5   (Elyssa)
Linux Mint 6   (Felicia)
Linux Mint 7   (Gloria)
Linux Mint 8   (Helena)
Linux Mint 9   (Isadora)
Linux Mint 10  (Julia)
Linux Mint 11  (Katya)
Linux Mint 12  (Lisa)
Linux Mint 13  (Maya)
Linux Mint 14  (Nadia)
Linux Mint 15  (Olivia)
Linux Mint 16  (Petra)
Linux Mint 17  (Qiana)
Linux Mint 17.1 (Rebacca)
Linux Mint 17.2 (Rafaela)
Linux Mint 17.3 (Rosa)


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