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Linux Mint is a Ubuntu-based (Debian) distribution for Linux. It was developed by Clément Lefèbvre, Jamie Boo Birse, Kendall Weaver, and the community back in 2006. Linux Mint is bundled with different open-source or simply free software.

What are the key features of Linux Mint?

  • Update manager: Updates for applets, desklets, themes and extensions - called Cinnamon spice updates - are supported by the Update manager. They are presented in a similar way to APT updates and users will be able to see similar information and enjoy similar features, for example, the possibility to blacklist a particular spice or a version of a spice.

  • Notifications: Linux Mint wants to make sure that notifications are welcome and won't be there to bother you. This is why with this 20.2 version, the Update manager will be able to assess for how long a given update notification has been around and for how long your computer was running while the notification is there. This way, it will be able to check if a notification reminder is good for you or not.

  • Battery saver: Another interesting feature that comes with the present version is the battery saver. Before launching an update, the power source of the computer is checked. This can be very handy if your battery isn't as powerful as at first because the automated updates won't run if your PC is on battery.

  • Various adds: Different bonus features come with this version. This is the case of Bulk file renamer, which allows users to rename multiple files at once, or the Sticky Notes that replace GNotes. Sticky Notes also supports HiDPI.


How to install Linux Mint?

Before installing Linux Mint, don’t forget to check the integrity and authenticity of your ISO image. If you are unsure how to do so, we recommend following the guidelines on Linux Mint’s website.

Is Linux Mint free?

Yes, you can download and use Linux Mint for free. However, you can always make a donation.

Is Linux Mint safe?

It seems that Linux Mint has no history of security or safety issues. Linux Mint is open-source, which means that the source code is available to inspect - you can use the apt-get source command to do so.

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