Linux Mint is a free GNU/Linux operating system, created in 2006 from Ubuntu, itself based on Debian. It is designed for personal computers just like Windows or Mac OS and asserts itself as a “modern, elegant and comfortable system, both powerful and easy to use”.4 According to the Alexa site, Linux Mint is the most popular Linux distribution on the Internet, after Ubuntu and before Debian5.
Created by Clément Lefèbvre, the project is currently being maintained by the Linux Mint6 team. The motto of the distribution is “From freedom came elegance”, which can be translated into French as: “From freedom came elegance.”
Linux Mint follows the upgrade cycles of Ubuntu LTS. The latest update is called Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina”, released on August 2, 2019.
Another rather different edition is based on a Debian: LMDE for Linux Mint Debian Edition is to be distinguished from the other editions by the following points: based on Debian Stable, it is faster and more reliable; and the update policy is very different, with various “service packs” (about every year).
LMDE 2 is based on Debian 8.x (Jessie), so software versions are close to Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty).
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