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This DVD includes the latest release of Linux Mint – Version 17, codenamed ‘Qiana’ – and is configured with the Mate desktop version, in both 32-bit AND 64-bit form!
Linux Mint enjoys a well-deserved reputation for ease of use. A variety of graphical tools give the community-driven software a dose of extra usability, while the inclusion of numerous multimedia codecs enhances its hardware compatibility.
Mint comes a wide array of application software including Firefox, Thunderbird, LibreOffice, GIMP, and the Totem movie player.
Mint is now ranked as the most popular Linux distribution on DistroWatch, usurping Ubuntu, which long held that leading position.
Linux itself is well-known for its security, and Linux Mint takes a number of additional steps toward safety and reliability, including a conservative approach to software updates and a unique Update Manager.
Customizability is one of Linux Mint’s key strengths, and users can tailor the software’s appearance, desktop, application suite, and more. After life in the proprietary world, it’s a real eye-opener to be able to make your operating system your own.
Community-driven. Users are encouraged to send feedback to the project so that their ideas can be used to improve Linux Mint.
Based on Debian and Ubuntu, it provides about 30,000 packages and one of the best software managers.
It’s safe and reliable. Thanks to a conservative approach to software updates, a unique Update Manager and the robustness of its Linux architecture, Linux Mint requires very little maintenance (no regressions, no antivirus, no anti-spyware…etc).
—- Includes and easy-to-follow installation guide, complete with screenshots —-