What is Linux Mint?
Linux Mint is a Linux distribution. It is a free and open-source operating software. It is based on Ubuntu which is based on Debian. The aim of the organization is to provide an easy to use and user-friendly OS. Clément Lefèbvre developed the software which is now being managed by ‘the Linux Mint Community’.
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Why should you choose Linux Mint?
The operating system has many features that gives it an edge over other OS. Such OS include both Linux distributions and non-Linux based systems such as Windows. A few of these features are listed below.
- Lightweight and Fast: The OS is lightweight and since it can perform many functions out-of-the-box it further augments its advantage. It is also fast. When you compare it with other Linux distributions and non-Linux based OS, it is prominent that Mint falls in the fast-OS category. Moreover, it can also run on low-end computers which makes it even better.
- Software Manager: It has a fast, modern software manager which divides the software into different categories hence making it easier for you to navigate through the list and find the desired one.
- Essential apps: The OS comes pre-installed with many useful and essential applications.
- Ease of use: It is, in many respects, easy to use. You can perform tasks such as customization and software installation quite effortlessly on Mint. Although when you compare it with non-Linux based OS such as Windows and macOS it is not much but for Linux distributions this is not a common characteristic.
- Windows-like: The look of the OS is very similar to Windows. This helps users who migrate from MS Windows to get used to Linux Mint easier than other OS.
- Open-source and free: Although this has been mentioned above but it is worth mentioning again and in detail. Open-source software give you freedom, control and better understandability. Moreover, since it is free, you save money that you would’ve spent on other OS.