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DistroWatch.com: Linux Mint

Linux Mint

Last Update: 2017-11-27 11:32 UTC


Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, support for DVD playback, Java and other components. It also adds a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration tools, and a web-based package installation interface. Linux Mint is compatible with Ubuntu software repositories.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 1 (2,768), 6 months: 1 (2,621), 3 months: 1 (2,816), 4 weeks: 1 (3,184), 1 week: 1 (2,715)

Average visitor rating: 8.8/10 from 352 review(s).


Linux Mint Summary
Distribution Linux Mint
Home Page http://linuxmint.com/
Mailing Lists http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=152&t=73603
User Forums http://linuxmint.com/forum/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://community.linuxmint.com/
Screenshots http://www.linuxmint.com/screenshots.phpDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint
Related Websites LinuxMint-ArtMintGuide.orgMint BelgiumMint BrazilMint Czech RepublicMint FranceMint GermanyMint GreeceMint HungaryMint NetherlandsMint PolandMint RussiaMint ThailandMint Turkey
Reviews 18.x: DarkDuckDedoimedoDedoimedoArs TechnicaDarkDuckDistroWatchDedoimedoFOSS ForceEveryday Linux UserHectic Geek
17.x: DistroWatchDedoimedoDedoimedoArs TechnicaLinuxMint.hu (Hungarian) • DedoimedoRouen (French) • ArstechnicaBlogspotDistroWatchDedoimedoBlogspotArs TechnicaBlogspotDesktop Linux ReviewsTalLinux (Italian) • BlogspotPC-Welt (German) • DedoimedoBlogspotArs TechnicaDedoimedoDistroWatchLinux Review (Farsi) • Hectic GeekBlogspotOpen Source CriticTalLinux (Italian)
16: Everyday Linux UserTalLinux (Italian) • BlogspotWykop (Polish) • LinuxInsiderLinuxBSDosDedoimedoBlogspotDistroWatchThe RegisterDedoimedoLinux Review (Farsi) • Blogspot
15: Adventures in Open SourceDedoimedoDigiplace (Dutch) • DedoimedoNetwork WorldEveryday Linux UserZDNetLinux Za Sve (Croatian) • ZDNetDedoimedoLinuxBSDosThe RegisterderStandard (German) • DedoimedoDatamationBlogspotDistroWatchTux TweaksDedoimedoLinuxFr (French) • Linux UserHectic GeekLinux and LifePC Pro
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-11-27: Distribution Release: Linux Mint 18.3
 • 2017-11-14: Development Release: Linux Mint 18.3 Beta
 • 2017-07-02: Distribution Release: Linux Mint 18.2
 • 2017-06-06: Development Release: Linux Mint 18.2 Beta
 • 2017-01-27: Distribution Release: Linux Mint 18.1 "KDE", "Xfce"
 • 2016-12-16: Distribution Release: Linux Mint 18.1
 • 2016-12-01: Development Release: Linux Mint 18.1 Beta
 • 2016-09-09: Distribution Release: Linux Mint 18 "KDE"
 • 2016-08-02: Distribution Release: Linux Mint 18 "Xfce"
 • 2016-06-30: Distribution Release: Linux Mint 18
 • 2016-06-09: Development Release: Linux Mint 18 Beta
 • 2016-01-09: Distribution Release: Linux Mint 17.3 "KDE", "Xfce"
 • More Mint releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-10-25 Changes to Mint
 •2017-09-18 Mint creating new bug report tool
 •2017-09-01 Mint rewrites backup tool
 •2017-06-01 Mint team plans for version 18.2
 •2017-05-01 Mint's stability improvements
 •2017-03-30 Linux Mint improvements
 •2017-03-13 LMDE 2 media updated
 •2017-02-18 Updates to Mint's X-apps
 •2017-01-26 Updated install media for LMDE
 •2016-10-28 New Mint 18.1 features
 • More Mint headlines...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Linux Media
Linux Mint 18.3$5.95
Ubuntu 17.10$5.95
Debian 9.3.0$5.95
openSUSE 42.3$5.95
Manjaro 17.0.6$5.95
Fedora 27$5.95
Arch 2017.12$5.95
USB Flash Drives
Linux Mint 18.3 16GB$14.95
Ubuntu 17.10 16GB$14.95
Fedora 27 16GB$14.95

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Feature 18.3
sylvia
17.3
rosa
16
petra
15
olivia
14
nadia
13
maya
12
lisa
11
katya
10
julia
9
isadora
8
helena
7
gloria
6
felicia
5
elyssa
4.0
daryna
3.1
celena
3.0
cassandra
2.2
bianca
2.1
bea
2.0
barbara
Feature
Release Date 2017-11-27 2015-12-04 2013-11-30 2013-05-29 2012-11-20 2012-05-23 2011-11-26 2011-05-26 2010-11-12 2010-05-18 2009-11-28 2009-05-26 2008-12-15 2008-06-08 2007-11-15 2007-09-24 2007-05-30 2007-02-21 2006-12-20 2006-11-14 Release Date
End Of Life 2021-04 2019-04 2014-07 2014-01 2014-05 2017-04 2013-04 2012-10 2012-04 2013-04 2011-04 2010-10 2010-04 2011-04 2009-04 2008-10 2008-10 2008-04 2008-04 2008-04 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 1483-1664                                       Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon, MATE GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV systemd, SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes en, es, fr, gr, se, tr en, es, fr, gr, se, tr en, es, fr, gr, se, tr en, es, fr, gr, se, tr     Multilingual
Asian Language Support                                         Asian Language Support
Full Package List 18.3 17.3 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4.0 3.1 3.0 2.2 2.1   Full Package List
Package 18.3
sylvia
17.3
rosa
16
petra
15
olivia
14
nadia
13
maya
12
lisa
11
katya
10
julia
9
isadora
8
helena
7
gloria
6
felicia
5
elyssa
4.0
daryna
3.1
celena
3.0
cassandra
2.2
bianca
2.1
bea
2.0
barbara
Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.22 1.0.20 1.0.18 1.0.17a 1.0.15 1.0.14 1.0.13 1.0.13 1.0.11 1.0.11 1.0.11 alsa-lib (1.1.5)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 8.723 8.660 8.600 8.543 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.12) 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 bash (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (63.0.3239.84) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (63.0.3239.84)
cups (2.2.6) 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.7.0rc1 1.6.2 1.6.1 1.5.2 1.5.0 1.4.6 1.4.4 1.4.3 1.4.1 1.3.9 1.3.9 1.3.7 1.3.2 1.2.8 1.2.8 1.2.4 1.2.4 1.2.4 cups (2.2.6)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 3.1.3 3.1.2 3.1.1 3.1.1 3.0.6 3.0.5 3.0.4 3.0.4 3.0.4 3.0.4 3.0.4 dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42.8 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.11 1.41.9 1.41.4 1.41.3 1.40.8 1.40.2 1.39 1.39 1.39 1.39 1.39 e2fsprogs (1.43.7)
firefox (57.0.2) 57.0 42.0 24.0 20.0 16.0.1 12.0 7.0.1 4.0.1 3.6.10 3.6.3 3.5.3 3.0.10 3.0.3 3.0rc1 2.0.0.6 2.0.0.6 2.0.0.3 2.0.0.1 2.0 2.0 firefox (57.0.2)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.12 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.8 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.3.11 2.3.9 2.3.9 2.3.7 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.2.1 freetype (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) 5.3.1 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.3 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.6.1 4.5.2 4.4.4 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.2.3 4.1.2 4.1.2 4.1.2 4.1.1 4.1.1 4.1.1 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.16 2.8.10 2.8.6 2.8.4 2.8.2 2.6.12 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.10 2.6.8 2.6.7 2.6.6 2.6.1 2.4.5 2.4.0rc3 2.2.13 2.2.13 2.2.13 2.2.13 2.2.13 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.23 2.19 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.15 2.13 2.13 2.12.1 2.11.1 2.10.1 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6.1 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.4 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.2.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.2)
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
gnumeric (1.12.37) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.37)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.99 1.99 1.99rc1 1.98 1.98 1.97beta4 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.18.9 3.10.8 3.8.7 3.6.4 3.6.0 3.4.1 3.2.0 2.24.4 2.22.0 2.20.0 2.18.3 2.16.1 2.14.4 2.12.9 2.12.0 2.10.11 2.10.11 2.10.6 2.10.6 2.10.6 gtk+ (3.22.26)
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.29)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.12.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.12.0)
kmod (24) 22 15 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.0 2.30.0 2.28.0 2.26.0 2.24.1 2.22.0 2.20.0 2.18.0 2.18.0 2.16.0 2.16.0 2.16.0 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.3) 5.1.6rc2 5.0.3rc2 4.1.2rc3 4.0.2 3.6.2rc2 3.5.2 3.4.3 3.3.2 3.2.1 3.2.0 3.1.1 3.0.1 2.4.1 2.4.0 2.3.0 2.2.0 2.2.0 2.1.0 2.1.0 2.0.4 libreoffice (5.4.3)
linux (4.14.6) 4.10 3.19 3.11 3.8 3.5 3.2 3.0 2.6.38 2.6.35 2.6.32 2.6.31 2.6.28 2.6.27 2.6.24 2.6.22 2.6.20 2.6.20 2.6.17 2.6.17 2.6.17 linux (4.14.6)
Package 18.3
sylvia
17.3
rosa
16
petra
15
olivia
14
nadia
13
maya
12
lisa
11
katya
10
julia
9
isadora
8
helena
7
gloria
6
felicia
5
elyssa
4.0
daryna
3.1
celena
3.0
cassandra
2.2
bianca
2.1
bea
2.0
barbara
Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.11)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 1.12.0 1.6.1 1.6.0 1.4.2 1.2.0 1.0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.3.0) 17.0.7 10.1.3 9.2.1 9.1.1 9.0 8.0.2 7.11 7.10.2 7.9git 7.7.1 7.6.0 7.4 7.2 7.0.3rc2 7.0.1 6.5.2 6.5.2 6.3.2 6.3.2 6.3.2 mesa (17.3.0)
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.2) -- -- -- -- 3.4.2 3.4.1 3.2.0 2.32.2.1 2.32.0 2.30.0 2.28.1 2.26.2 2.24.1 2.22.2 2.20.0 2.18.1 2.18.1 2.16.1 2.16.1 2.16.1 nautilus (3.26.2)
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 195.36.15 185.18.36 180.44 177.80 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (387.22)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u151) -- 7u79 7u25 7u21 7u7 6b24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u151)
openssh (7.6p1) 7.2p2 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 6.0p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 4.7p1 4.6p1 4.3p2 4.3p2 4.3p2 4.3p2 4.3p2 openssh (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.1c 1.0.1 1.0.0e 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8k 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8e 0.9.8c 0.9.8c 0.9.8b 0.9.8b 0.9.8b openssl (1.1.0g)
perl (5.26.1) 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 perl (5.26.1)
php (7.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.0)
plasma-desktop (5.11.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.4)
postfix (3.2.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.4)
postgresql (10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.1)
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.11 2.7.6 2.7.5 2.7.4 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.7.1 2.6.6 2.6.5 2.6.4rc1 2.6.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.1 2.5.1 2.5.1 2.4.3 2.4.3 2.4.3 Python (3.6.3)
qt (5.10.0) 5.5.1 4.8.5 4.8.4 4.8.4 4.8.3 4.8.1 4.7.4 4.7.2 4.7.0 4.6.2 -- -- -- -- 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.6 3.3.6 3.3.6 qt (5.10.0)
samba (4.7.3) 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.18 3.6.9 3.6.6 3.6.3 3.5.11 3.5.8 3.5.4 3.4.7 3.4.0 3.3.2 3.2.3 3.0.28a 3.0.26a 3.0.24 3.0.24 3.0.22 3.0.22 3.0.22 samba (4.7.3)
systemd (236) 229 204 204 198 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (236)
thunderbird (52.5.0) 52.4.0 31.7.0 24.0 17.0.5 16.0.1 12.0.1 7.0.1 3.1.9 3.1.4 3.0.4 2.0.0.23 2.0.0.21 2.0.0.17 2.0.0.14 2.0.0.6 1.5.0.10 1.5.0.10 -- -- -- thunderbird (52.5.0)
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.8) -- 2.1.6 2.0.8 2.0.6 2.0.4 2.0.1 1.1.12 1.1.9 1.1.4 1.0.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.8)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.14.3 1.13.3 1.13.0 1.11.4 1.10.4 1.10.1 1.9.0 1.7.6 1.6.4 1.6.0 1.5.2 1.4.1git 1.3.0.0 1.2.0 1.2.0 1.1.1 1.1.1 1.1.1 xorg-server (1.19.5)

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Date: 2017-12-14
Votes: 1


I'm surprised users have not given Mint higher praise. Perhaps they have not tried other distro's or have simply become spoilt by Mint's obliging nature. Having used four Linux distro's over the years I'd rate Mint as the very best.

Its usability is second to none. Its absurdly easy to install and comes with a GUI software manager that puts other distro's to shame. No need for excessive use of the terminal here.

Complimenting its usability is its inherent stability. This distro runs like a Swiss watch and I have found it exceptionally reliable even under heavy use. It never once crashed a program or failed to load essentials such as wireless connections, printers and other peripherals. It did crash the system twice in six plus months but that was in large part due to system overheating which was really my fault for not taking care where and how I used my beefy laptop.

My only criticism of Mint and its mostly small when viewed in the context of Mint's sterling performance is I found its support for sound drivers somewhat mediocre. My advanced built in four speaker sound system worked better under Manjaro and not by a little.

That said in every other respect Mint is in my view the longstanding King of Linux distro's and will stay that way for the foreseeable future. 9/10 from a very happy user.


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Version: 18.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-12
Votes: 3


Switched from Ubuntu to Debian to Solus to Mint, wish I would've just switched to Mint! I chose the LMDE version since I've always liked the Debian way of doing things.

First off, unlike Debian it has 10/10 hardware detection! Picked up all of my X220's hardware instantly.

Unlike regular Mint versions it doesn't have that horrible blocking of kernel updates. Packages are also more up to date and overall is more stable, in expence of some Ubuntu-specific packages. Download speeds are FANTASTIC, by the way!

I chose the Xfce edition since I'm much more used to it. Mint tools worked perfectly.

Overall it was a very pleasent experience.


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Version: 18.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-12
Votes: 0


I switched from Win7 and now have Mint 18.x running on different machines (laptops and desktops).
- All hardware was detected without problems
- Very good stabiltity (no crash in 10 month now)
- Very user friendly (similar look and feel if you come from Wondows)

The software versions from the Mint app-store are not always up to date. But this is not a problem if you know what you can do to get the newest versions if needed.

I would never go back to Windows.


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