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Your Guide to Linux Mint

mint-logo-200Linux Mint is a popular distribution based off Ubuntu. It includes a number of enhancements over Ubuntu including the redesigned Mint menu, a custom backup application and a new package manager. Linux Mint also installs the codecs required to play common media formats like MP3, as well as browser plugins like Flash and Java. For this reason Mint has become a popular distribution for those looking for a Linux OS "that just works".

In this guide you will find articles that show you how Linux Mint compares to Ubuntu, reviews of the latest releases, and tips on how to get the most out of your install.

Latest Articles on Linux Mint
Install, Use and Troubleshoot the Mint Operating System!

Are you thinking about switching to the Linux Mint distro? Even before it became the most popular version of Linux, Mint was drawing great reviews, so if you haven't tried it...

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Recent developments have had many Linux users wondering whether they should install Ubuntu or Mint on their desktop PC. You don't have to make that choice. Here's why......

The Mint Team Rolls Out "Gloria"

With Ada, Barbara, Bea, and Bianca the spark faded far too soon. Cassandra was my first love. Celena, Daryna, Elyssa, and Felicia were all good to me. Gloria? It could be love!...

Top Linux Distributions: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia"

Linux Mint has been rolled out with the release number 6, codenamed Felicia. I am very positive about Linux Mint and I believe it is a very nice distribution especially for switchers...

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    Ubuntu or Mint? Let's Install Both!

    Recent developments have had many Linux users wondering whether they should install Ubuntu or Mint on their desktop PC. You don't have to make that choice. Here's why......

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    How to Create a Bootable Linux Mint System

    Installing operating systems or running them from USB flash drives are way faster than working from CD/DVD. Linux is the frontier in this arena and here we go with a portable Linux Mint system....

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    Linux Mint - Comparison with Ubuntu

    In a previous article I described downloading and installing the Linux Mint distro, spun off from Ubuntu in 2006. This article describes the main differences between Mint and Ubuntu....

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    Install, Use and Troubleshoot the Mint Operating System!

    Are you thinking about switching to the Linux Mint distro? Even before it became the most popular version of Linux, Mint was drawing great reviews, so if you haven't tried it yet, what's stopping...

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Linux Mint: Support and Reviews

In two previous articles about Linux Mint, I described the distro and how it differs from its 'parent' distro, Ubuntu. In this article, I describe the support available and...

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