The Linux Mint project maintains several editions of its distribution, most of them based on packages provided by Ubuntu. However, the Linux Mint team maintains a separate branch based on Debian Stable which is appropriately called Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE). Linux Mint Debian Edition, version 2, was released back in 2015 and is based on Debian 8 "Jessie". The Mint team is working on updated installation media for LMDE 2 to make installing and updating new copies of the distribution easier. The new media, labelled LMDE 2-Beta, is not a new version of the Debian-based operating system, but presents users with installation media that has been updated with available security fixes. "LMDE 2 received many updates in the last two years, including many improvements which were ported from Linux Mint as well as all the new versions of MATE, Cinnamon and the Xapps. This release provides a new set of installation images for LMDE 2 which includes all these updates." People who are already running LMDE 2 can get the same security updates through their package manager.
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