A popular open source distribution of the Linux operating system that provides several desktop environment options for users dissatisfied with GNOME 3 or for users looking for a desktop environment more similar to the task-oriented GNOME 2 than the more application-oriented GNOME 3. Linux Mint users can select the GNOME 3 environment with the option of two new GNOME 3-based desktop environments -- Cinnamon and Mint GNOME Shell Extensions (MGSE) -- or they can choose the GNOME 2-based MATE environment.
Linux Mint is available free of charge, and some of the packages included in the releases are distributed under the GNU GPL (General Public License). The current version of Linux Mint, version 12 (codename "Lisa"), is based on Ubuntu 11.10 ("Oneiric Ocelot"), Linux 3.0 and GNOME 3.2. Starting with version 6 ("Felicity"), new releases of Linux Mint have been completely based on the latest available Ubuntu release and have generally followed the corresponding Ubuntu release by a month or so.
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