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DistroWatch.com: Linux Mint

Linux Mint

Last Update: 2017-01-27 13:36 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, media codecs, 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 (2,869), 6 months: 1 (2,782), 3 months: 1 (2,873), 4 weeks: 1 (2,841), 1 week: 1 (2,707)

Average visitor rating: 8.63/10 from 57 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.phpLinuxQuestions.orgDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts LinuxQuestions.org
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: DedoimedoArs 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:
 • 2017-01-27: 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"
 • 2015-12-04: Distribution Release: Linux Mint 17.3
 • 2015-11-18: Development Release: Linux Mint 17.3 Beta
 • 2015-08-07: Distribution Release: Linux Mint 17.2 "KDE", "Xfce"
 • 2015-06-30: Distribution Release: Linux Mint 17.2
 • More Mint releases...

  Headlines:
 •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
 •2016-09-28 Mintbox Mini gets an upgrade
 •2016-08-08 Mint 18's KDE edition
 •2016-07-15 Mint's upgrade path
 •2016-06-30 Roadmap for Linux Mint 18.1
 •2016-05-06 Changes coming to Mint 18
 • 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.

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Linux Mint 18.1$5.95
Ubuntu 16.10$5.95
Debian 8.7.1$2.95
openSUSE 42.2$5.95
CentOS 7.3.1611$5.95
Fedora 25$5.95
Arch 2017.03$5.95
USB Flash Drives
Linux Mint 18.1 8GB$14.95
Ubuntu 16.10 8GB$14.95
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Feature 18.1
serena
17.3
rosa
16
petra
15
olivia
14
nadia
13
maya
12
lisa
11
katya
10
julia
9
isadora
8
helena
7
gloria
6
felicia
5
elyssa
4.0
daryna
3.1
celena
3.0
cassandra
2.2
bianca
2.1
bea
2.0
barbara
Feature
Release Date 2016-12-16 2015-12-04 2013-11-30 2013-05-29 2012-11-20 2012-05-23 2011-11-26 2011-05-26 2010-11-12 2010-05-18 2009-11-28 2009-05-26 2008-12-15 2008-06-08 2007-11-15 2007-09-24 2007-05-30 2007-02-21 2006-12-20 2006-11-14 Release Date
End Of Life 2021-04 2019-04 2014-07 2014-01 2014-05 2017-04 2013-04 2012-10 2012-04 2013-04 2011-04 2010-10 2010-04 2011-04 2009-04 2008-10 2008-10 2008-04 2008-04 2008-04 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CDs
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
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
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 18.1 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 18.1
serena
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 (1.1.3) 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 (1.1.3)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 8.723 8.660 8.600 8.543 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 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)
bind (9.11.0-P3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.0-P3)
chromium (57.0.2987.133) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (57.0.2987.133)
cups (2.2.3) 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 (2.2.3)
dhcp (4.3.5) 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 (4.3.5)
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 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 (1.43.4)
firefox (52.0.2) 50.0.2 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 (52.0.2)
freetype (2.7.1) 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 (2.7.1)
gcc (6.3.0) 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 (6.3.0)
gimp (2.8.20) 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 (2.8.20)
glibc (2.25) 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 (2.25)
gnome-shell (3.24.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.2.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.0)
gnucash (2.6.16) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.16)
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.34)
grub (2.00) 2.02 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 (2.00)
gtk+ (3.22.11) 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+ (3.22.11)
httpd (2.4.25) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.25)
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (2.0.3a) 2.0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (2.0.3a)
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 (5.3.1) 5.1.4 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 (5.3.1)
linux (4.10.7) 4.4.0 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 (4.10.7)
Package 18.1
serena
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 (10.1.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.1.22)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.16.0 1.12.0 1.6.1 1.6.0 1.4.2 1.2.0 1.0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.0.2) 11.2.0 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 (17.0.2)
mysql (5.7.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.17)
nautilus (3.24.0) -- -- -- -- 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 (3.24.0)
NVIDIA (378.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 195.36.15 185.18.36 180.44 177.80 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (378.13)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u121) 8u111 7u79 7u25 7u21 7u7 6b24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u121)
openssh (7.5p1) 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 (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0e) 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 (1.1.0e)
perl (5.24.1) 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 (5.24.1)
php (7.1.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.3)
plasma-desktop (5.9.4) 5.8.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.9.4)
postfix (3.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.0)
postgresql (9.6.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.6.2)
Python (3.6.1) 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 (3.6.1)
qt (5.8.0) 4.8.7 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 (5.8.0)
samba (4.6.1) 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 (4.6.1)
systemd (233) 229 204 204 198 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (233)
thunderbird (45.8.0) 45.5.1 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 (45.8.0)
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 (2.2.4) -- 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 (2.2.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.3) 4.12.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.3)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 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 (1.19.3)

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Votes: 1


I was an Ubuntu user/advocate from 6.04 days to 16.04.
When it was time to upgrade my PC, I tried to install Ubuntu 16.04 but it would not install.
Ran great in trial mode - just would not install.

So, I heard a lot of good things about Linux Mint Mate 18.1 and decided to try it.
It ran great in trial mode and would install - unlike Ubuntu 16.04.
I really liked it. And Mint actually detected my new RADEON Video card and
my Compiz configuration perfectly. I was expecting some issues with the RADEON
card and expected to put my old NVIDIA card in my new PC -- but I was surprised
that it worked so well. Really was not expecting that pleasant surprise.

I think now the issue with installing Ubuntu 16.04 was that it requires a setting for my
new HP 8200 PC on the boot kernel line in Grub.

But, after trying Mint and the way it works, I like. I'm hooked.
Its the best Linux I have used. I give it a perfect 10 !!


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Version: 18.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-03-30
Votes: 1


My brother dropped off his old laptop. It's an HP with a dual core AMD at 1.6 Ghz loaded with Windows 7. I turned it on and it seemed to take forever to wake itself up. I stuck in a dvd movie and after some time had passed the media player informed me that my action is a premium function and asked me to pay for the upgrade.
I had just read about Linux Mint in DistroWatch..... I downloaded the iso and wrestled with the HP to get into the BIOs and you can guess how this turned out.
I am giving Mint a 10 for the fact that it does as it intends to do, it works right out of the box.


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Version: 13
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-03-30
Votes: 0


There are no better distros than this one, especially when it comes to stability,security and LTS. So please Linux Mint Team don't compromise these features for speed and ease of use. Maya was in my opinion the most stable so far, as for the new releases, I am not convinced that the improvements made on these distros have improved the solid performance and security of previous versions. Perhaps Linux Mint 19 will provide the great features that Linux Mint 13 was noted for. Until then, I remain hesitant to upgrade.


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