Linux Mint

What Does Linux Mint Mean?

Linux Mint is a Linux operating system (OS) variant designed on the kernel architecture of Ubuntu and Debian operating systems, which are Linux derivatives. It is free, open-source, community driven and generally considered easy to maintain.


Techopedia Explains Linux Mint

Released in 2006, Linux Mint was built by a global community of developers and contributors and provides functionality, operations and processes similar to that of Ubuntu. Linux Mint’s core difference is its user interface and ease of interactivity.

Like typical Linux distributions, Linux Mint includes an integrated and preinstalled application suite and provides the ability to search, download and install additional applications through its application package manager utility.


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