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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 (2,885), 6 months: 1 (2,841), 3 months: 1 (2,916), 4 weeks: 1 (3,024), 1 week: 1 (3,053)

Average visitor rating: 8.79/10 from 98 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
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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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Debian 8.7.1$2.95
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CentOS 7.3.1611$5.95
Fedora 25$5.95
Arch 2017.04$5.95
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Feature 18.1
serena
17.3
rosa
16
petra
15
olivia
14
nadia
13
maya
12
lisa
11
katya
10
julia
9
isadora
8
helena
7
gloria
6
felicia
5
elyssa
4.0
daryna
3.1
celena
3.0
cassandra
2.2
bianca
2.1
bea
2.0
barbara
Feature
Release Date 2016-12-16 2015-12-04 2013-11-30 2013-05-29 2012-11-20 2012-05-23 2011-11-26 2011-05-26 2010-11-12 2010-05-18 2009-11-28 2009-05-26 2008-12-15 2008-06-08 2007-11-15 2007-09-24 2007-05-30 2007-02-21 2006-12-20 2006-11-14 Release Date
End Of Life 2021-04 2019-04 2014-07 2014-01 2014-05 2017-04 2013-04 2012-10 2012-04 2013-04 2011-04 2010-10 2010-04 2011-04 2009-04 2008-10 2008-10 2008-04 2008-04 2008-04 End Of Life
Price (US$) 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 (9.11.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.1)
chromium (58.0.3029.81) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (58.0.3029.81)
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 (53.0) 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 (53.0)
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 (3.24.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.2.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.1)
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+ (3.22.12) 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+ (3.22.12)
httpd (2.4.25) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.25)
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (17.04.0) 2.0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.04.0)
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 (5.3.2) 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 (5.3.2)
linux (4.10.12) 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 (4.10.12)
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 (17.0.4) 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 (17.0.4)
mysql (5.7.18) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.18)
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 (8u131) 8u111 7u79 7u25 7u21 7u7 6b24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u131)
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 (7.1.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.4)
plasma-desktop (5.9.5) 5.8.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.9.5)
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 (4.6.3) 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 (4.6.3)
systemd (233) 229 204 204 198 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (233)
thunderbird (52.0.1) 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 (52.0.1)
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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Date: 2017-04-24
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Linux Mint's popularity is justified for me. As a beginner, and coming from Windows, this distro is super user friendly and has its boost on user experience. It also runs on old hardware. I installed Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon on a Fujitsu laptop. I run it for more than a month now, and I can say nothing but every good thing about it. Sure, it lags quite often, but that's on me now since I only have 1.8 GB RAM and considering Cinnamon is known to be graphics-intensive. And even having considered that, it still runs way faster than my previous OS. I would recommend this to others; it is that good.


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Version: 18.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-04-24
Votes: 0


Due to the callous disregard for user privacy by Microsoft with Windows 10, I'm doing what I can to have as little to do with Windows as possible. As a result, I have been evaluating Mint 18.1 for about 6 Months and I can say it "just works". Much easier to install than Windows.

The only issue (as with any Linux) is the occasional piece of commercial software that won't run on linux. So far Paperport is my main stumbling block. Likely have to run Windows under VirtualBox.

I do some web work and a bit of programming, and for that it is much easier than Windows. Great free tools that work seamlessly.

For the "average" user that just wants a computer to browse the web, do some email, play some music or video, and maybe write the odd letter it's great. For the basics there isn't even much of a learning curve. Just point and click and go.

The only thing that could use improvement is the file finder... it needs a much better "fuzzy" search similar to what is found in Windows. I find that I have to drop to a bash shell and do find . | grep -i partstring1 | grep -i partstring2 | less when I need to search an entire drive-If it hits permission issue, anywhere it's game over... not exactly sure, but I can't just find anything several levels down by searching starting with my home directory . (AFAIK this problem applies to any linux distro).

Great job guys.... keep up the good work. (Wish I could give you 9.5... not quite a 10, but VERY good.)


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Version: 18.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-23
Votes: 0


I love Linux Mint
Now with 78 years, I have been in the Linux Mint community quite for a while.




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