Linux Mint is an operating system designed to work on most modern systems, including typical x86 and x64 PCs. It performs the same role as Microsoft’s Windows, Mac OS, and the free BSD OS.
Linux Mint is also designed to work in conjunction with other operating systems. It can automatically set up a “dual boot” or “multi-boot” environment during its installation.
This Operating System comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features. That make your desktop even more comfortable to use. It is a great Linux operating system for individuals and for companies.
It is a very modern Linux OS. Its development started in 2006. It is, however, built upon very mature and proven software layers, including the Linux kernel, the GNU tools and the MATE desktop. It also relies on the Ubuntu and Debian projects and uses their systems as a base.
This project focuses on making the desktop more usable and more efficient for everyday tasks performed by regular users. Underneath the desktop the operating system also provides a huge collection of available software and a very well integrated set of services. Mint saw a rapid rise in popularity and more and more people use it every day.
The purpose of Linux Mint is to provide a desktop OS that home users and companies can use at no cost. Also it is as efficient, easy to use, and elegant as possible. One of the ambitions of this project is to become the best operating system available by making it easy for people to get to use advanced technologies. Rather than by simplifying them (and thereby reducing their capabilities), or by copying the approaches taken by other developers. The goal is to develop our own idea of the ideal desktop.
Some of the reasons for the success of Linux Mint are:
- It works out of the box, with full multimedia support and is extremely easy to use.
- It’s both free of cost and open source.
- It’s community-driven. Users are encouraged to send feedback to the project so that their ideas can be used to improve this OS.
- Based on Debian and Ubuntu, it provides about 30,000 packages and one of the best software managers.
- It’s safe and reliable. Linux Mint requires very little maintenance. Thanks to a conservative approach to software updates, a unique Update Manager and the robustness of its Linux architecture. No regressions, no antivirus, no anti-spyware…etc.
Homepage – https://www.linuxmint.com
- 1GB RAM (2GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
- 15GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
- 1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen).
- The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
- The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.
- The 64-bit ISO is recommended for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold since 2007 are equipped with 64-bit processors).
Size: 2.83 GB