Linux Mint is an operating system (OS) based on the Ubuntu and Debian distributions. It includes a large number of free useful utilities, supports video and audio playback, and allows you to play popular games (Dota 2, Social-Strike: GO and others). And all this works "out of the box": you do not need to spend your time on installing and configuring drivers and system options. In addition, the OS development involves a huge number of people who carefully monitor all the critical errors and problems with the stability of the various services and applications of the distribution.
As in all NIX-systems, Linux Mint has a terminal for command management of tasks. The Gedit utility is used to edit the text. Folders and files are managed through the built-in Nemo file manager, which is actually the heart of the entire OS. In addition, it supports opening several tabs in one window, includes advanced file search, allows you to work with built-in archivers and various cloud storage. Mozilla Thunderbird is used as the default mail client in Mint, and Firefox is used as the browser by default. The LibreOffice software package is responsible for editing and opening documents and can be compared to Microsoft Office. For quick access to all working applications in the OS there is a separate menu, which resembles the "Start" panel in Windows.
Mint along with Ubuntu can be considered a popular Linux distribution with a friendly graphical interface. If you want to get a fully working environment with functional applications right after you install the OS, then Mint definitely deserves your attention.
- often offers to create regular OS snapshots. You will always be able to roll back to the previous state;
- suitable for software and web development;
- A powerful update manager with flexible settings;
- a large number of useful applications.