[Linux Mint](http://www.linuxmint.com/) is an operating system based on the Linux distribution Ubuntu.
Linux Mint is an operating system based on the Linux distribution Ubuntu.
The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.
List of features:
- works out of the box, with full multimedia support and is extremely easy to use;
- both free of cost and open-source;
- based on Debian and Ubuntu, it provides about 30,000 packages and one of the best software managers;
- 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).