|Developed by||Linux Mint Team|
|Software type||Operating System|
|Latest release||Mint 10 (Julia) (11-12-2010)|
|Source model||Open Source|
|Kernel Type||Monolithic (Linux)|
Linux Mint is a linux-based computer operating system, based on the Debian and Ubuntu distributions. It has been praised for being a Desktop distribution that is easy to install and use. Linux Mint's goals are to provide a useable desktop environment "out-of-the-box", with necessary drivers, codecs, and plugins installed. It also features a custom menu and desktop and several unique configuration tools.
According to Distrowatch.com, Mint was the third-most widely-followed linux distribution in 2010 (in terms of page hits). The Mint development team claims that Mint is the 4th-most widely used Desktop Operating System in the world, but there is likely no reasonable data available to support that claim.