Linux Mint is a Debian-based open-source Linux distribution.

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Linux Mint is a Linux distribution based on , which in turn is based on .

It has a release schedule of twice per year, usually in May and November, and is released with code names using a female first name starting with the letter whose alphabetical index corresponds to the version number and ending with the letter "a".

Linux Mint comes with many different desktop environments depending on the version you get:

A distinguishing feature of Linux Mint is that multimedia codecs are pre-integrated with the OS.