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.
Cinnamon is full of new features and among the most active projects in
the Linux community. Within this release cycle, Cinnamon developed at an
amazing pace and its development was frozen in preparation for Linux
Mint 14. The result is impressive and despite all these new features,
Cinnamon 1.6 is more stable than its predecessor.System requirements:
- a 32-bit PAE-enabled x86 processor or a 64-bit x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor.
- Linux Mint 32-bit works on both PAE 32-bit processors and 64-bit processors).
- 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
- 5 GB of disk space
Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
- CD/DVD drive or USB port