7. Linux Mint

Linux Mint is based off of Ubuntu. It uses Ubuntu’s software repositories so the same packages are available on both distributions. If you prefer a lighter distro than Ubuntu, you may be interested in Linux Mint.

Package Management
Since Linux Mint is Ubuntu based, it uses the Debian package manager.

Great user interface, great for beginners and less bloated than Ubuntu. In this course, I’ll be using Linux Mint, but any other distribution can be used.

Great for desktop and laptop.


If you're interested in having Linux Mint as your operating system, head over to the installation section and give it a try: http://linuxmint.com/


What is Linux Mint based off of?