Linux Mint Distribution Tutorial
Mint is a Linux operating system which is based Ubuntu. Mint uses Ubuntu packages and ads some tricks to make things modern, elegant and comfortable. Mint is a popular operating system which can be seen from distrowatch.com web page.
What Makes Mint Different
- Out of box multimedia and codec support
- Free, no cost and open source
- A big and friendly community which helps users
- Based Ubuntu which provides a lot of applications and package around 30,000
Linux Mint Download
Mint provides different desktop environments like;
- Cinnamon is popular among the Mint community. It is a light-weight version of Gnome Desktop
- MATE is a light-weight version of the previous Gnome
- Xfce light-weight desktop environment provides base tools
- KDE useful full-featured desktop
If you have older PC more than 4 years prefer Xfce or MATE. MATE is more feature than Xfce. If you have modern PC newer than 4 years options are KDE and Cinnamon. KDE is more attractive but consumes some more resources like RAM. All desktops are supported for 32 bit of 64 bit systems.
Mint can be downloaded from this link