Linux Mint in Brief

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Linux Mint is a Linux distributions. It comes with a desktop environment called cinnamon DE. Cinnamon DE is similar to Windows 7 layout. So, too many people recommend Linux new users to start with it.

Familiar Look ๐Ÿ”—

Linux Mint has the familiar look of Windows 7. I can differentiate it by the greenish color of the desktop UI.

Stable & Reliable ๐Ÿ”—

Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu LTS. Ubuntu is a stable and reliable distro as it is based on Debian itself.

Huge Community ๐Ÿ”—

Linux Mint has a real great community of users and developers. And it is based on Ubuntu which is the most popular Linux distro, so it has huge community of users. If you stuck or have any questions, youโ€™ll find someone who is willing to answer. You have too many tutorials, documentation and YouTube videos about Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

Hardware & Software Support ๐Ÿ”—

I tried Linux Mint on metal (on hardware directly) and on virtual machines (such as VirtualBox) and I found that it runs smoothly on both. Some linux distros are struggling in virtual machines, and some of them struggle on hardware. Linux Mint has a great support of hardware and software virtual technologies.

Linux Mint Cinnamon desktop environment UI

Live Boot ๐Ÿ”—

You can use Linux Mint live from USB without installing the operating system on your laptop or virtual machine.

Apt, Snap, Flatpak and AppImages ๐Ÿ”—

On Linux Mint, you can easily use apt package manager, snap packages, flatpak packages and appimage packages. But Linux Mint developers team recommend using apt and flatpak only.

Final Thoughts ๐Ÿ”—

Linux Mint is really good Linux distro. If you don’t like Ubuntu nor Elementary OS nor Pop! OS , I recommend Linux Mint.