“The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. (…)
It works out of the box, with full multimedia support and is extremely easy to use.
It’s both free of cost and open source.
It’s community-driven. Users are encouraged to send feedback to the project so that their ideas can be used to improve Linux Mint.
Based on Debian and Ubuntu, it provides about 30,000 packages and one of the best software managers.
It’s safe and reliable.(…)”
“To upgrade from Linux Mint 17, 17.1 or 17.2, please wait for a few days while we release a new version of the Update Manager to you.” Home:
Updating Mint is a lot quicker than downloading and installing Windows 8.1 updates.
Perhaps Linux Mint is the best Linux distro for M$ Windows refugees. I would advise new users to have a good look at the various desktops (Cinnamon, Mate; KDE, Xfce).
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