Linux Mint is a GNU / Linux based on Ubuntu, which inherited the considerable amount of software available, thanks to the support of the DEB package format. It also features many of the tools that enabled Ubuntu to become one of the most popular distributions. Oriented mainly to use in desktop environments, is distinguished by its elegance and intentions of the developers was to create a distribution can be easily used even by novice to this end, there are numerous multimedia codecs, a good support to the view DVD and JAVA applications and other instruments not commonly spread to other distributions.
What’s new in Linux Mint 9 relate to many essential tools for system management: a new Software Manager to install / uninstall programs, Backp a new tool for saving data and subsequent restoration, and a fresh, new look Windows installer.
Safety: based on Ubuntu, which in turn is based on Debian, does one of its security weaknesses: the developers have done an excellent job, making it stable and reliable Linux Mint.
Simplicity: Linux Mint is a distribution of course is not particularly complicated to use and configure: it has an excellent support for most hardware on the market, and adapts to the needs of even the less experienced, with configuration tools that simplify these tasks.
Supplied software: One of the reasons that often force users to get close to Mint is certainly the park software: supporting DEB package format and repositories of Ubuntu and Debian, the amount of software for this distribution is certainly one of the largest and latest in circulation.