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About Linux Mint

Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people.

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Debian

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Spez Linux

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Kubuntu

Kubuntu

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ReactOS

ReactOS

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PureOS

PureOS

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Xubuntu

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Solus

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Ubuntu

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Tails

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ArcoLinux

ArcoLinux

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elementary OS

elementary OS

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Zorin OS

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BunsenLabs

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FreeBSD

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Lubuntu

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Manjaro Linux

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Qubes OS

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Alpine Linux

Alpine Linux

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ArchStrike

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Parrot Security OS

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CentOS

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Ubuntu MATE

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Deepin

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Whonix

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MX Linux

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Chromium OS

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Pop!_OS

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OpenBSD

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BackBox Linux

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Dracos Linux

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Kali Linux

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macOS

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Android

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Slackware

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Bedrock Linux

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openSUSE

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Linux Mint Pros

Compatibility with Debian and Ubuntu software builds and repositories

Familiar user interface

Already functional out-of-the-box

Complete and stable

Easy installation and configuration

Provides LTS (long term support) versions

Good community support

Dedicated upgrade process

Popular

Supports proprietary software

Not from a big company

The OS is great for both beginners and advanced users

The easiest option ever

There is a "system restore" tool to restore the OS if something breaks

Pretty desktop

Has more desktop options

Mint 20 will actively avoid the Snap landmine planted by Canonical in Ubuntu 20.04.

Low learning curve to go from installation to advanced configuration

2016 hack listed here as a Con

was very quickly dealt with and is a non-issue over 4 years later.

MATE desktop (as an option)

Linux Mint Cons

The Linux Mint website once provided spyware

Outdated software centers

System updates can lead the system to being unstable

Does not handle multiple languages well

Nothing new

Upgrade process between version can be painful

The Update doesn't work sometimes

Cheap Windows substitute

Looks ugly

Mint 19 forces unwanted updates

Political

Limits to the support of propriatary hardware drivers

Many proprietary (closed-source) packages

Linux Mint tries to force people to use less powerful custom package management system

Very boring to boring people

Too many kernel crashes

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Linux Mint Features

Linux Distro Features Value
Default Desktop EnvironmentBudgie
Init System
Forked From
Security Updates
Package Manager
Supported Architecturex86,x86-64
Target AudienceDesktop
CostGratis
Status