Linux Mint

Linux Mint
Distribution of Linux
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Architecturei386, x86_64
Latest versionLinux Mint 20.1 "Ulyssa", LMDE 4 "Debbie"
Initial release27 August 2006
User interfaceCinnamon, MATE, Xfce
Based on
Ubuntu (LTS), Debian

Linux Mint is a distribution of Linux that is based on Debian and Ubuntu (LTS). It comes in three editions that use the Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce desktop environments. There is also a variant of the distribution called Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) that uses the package base of Debian instead of Ubuntu.

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Ubuntu-based

Name Codename Release date Support end date Notes
Linux Mint 1.0 Ada 27 August 2006 The first version of Linux Mint.
Linux Mint 2.0 Barbara 13 November 2006 April 2008 The first version of Linux Mint that supports the GNOME desktop environment.
Linux Mint 2.1 Bea 20 December 2006 April 2008
Linux Mint 2.2 Bianca 20 February 2007 April 2008
Linux Mint 3.0 Cassandra 15 June 2007 October 2008 The first Linux Mint version that supports the Xfce desktop envrionment.
Linux Mint 3.1 Celena 24 September 2007 19 October 2008
Linux Mint 4 Daryna 15 October 2007 April 2009
Linux Mint 5 (LTS) Elyssa 8 June 2008 April 2011 The first version of Linux Mint that supports Fluxbox Window Manager.
Linux Mint 6 Felicia 15 December 2008 April 2010
Linux Mint 7 Gloria 26 May 2009 October 2010
Linux Mint 8 Helena 28 November 2009 April 2011 The first version of Linux Mint that supports LXDE.
Linux Mint 9 (LTS) Isadora 18 May 2010 April 2013 The latest version of Linux Mint that supports Fluxbox Window Manager.
Linux Mint 10 Julia 12 November 2010 April 2012
Linux Mint 11 Katya 26 May 2011 October 2012 The latest version of Linux Mint that supports LXDE.
Linux Mint 12 Lisa 26 November 2011 April 2013 The latest version of Linux Mint that supports the GNOME desktop environment.
Linux Mint 13 (LTS) Maya 23 May 2012 April 2017 The first version of Linux Mint that supports the MATE desktop environment.
Linux Mint 14 Nadia 20 November 2012 May 2014
Linux Mint 15 Olivia 29 May 2013 January 2014
Linux Mint 16 Petra 30 November 2013 July 2014
Linux Mint 17 (LTS) Qiana 31 May 2014 April 2019
Linux Mint 17.1 (LTS) Rebecca 29 November 2014 April 2019
Linux Mint 17.2 (LTS) Rafaela 29 June 2015 April 2019
Linux Mint 17.3 (LTS) Rosa 4 December 2015 April 2019
Linux Mint 18 (LTS) Sarah 30 May 2016 April 2021
Linux Mint 18.1 (LTS) Serena 16 December 2016 April 2021
Linux Mint 18.2 (LTS) Sonya 2 July 2017 April 2021
Linux Mint 18.3 (LTS) Sylvia 27 November 2017 April 2021 The latest version of Linux Mint that supports KDE.
Linux Mint 19 (LTS) Tara 29 June 2018 April 2023
Linux Mint 19.1 (LTS) Tessa 19 December 2018 April 2023
Linux Mint 19.2 (LTS) Tina 2 August 2019 April 2023
Linux Mint 19.3 (LTS) Tricia 18 December 2019 April 2023
Linux Mint 20 (LTS) Ulyana 27 June 2020 2025
Linux Mint 20.1 (LTS) Ulyssa 8 January 2021 The latest version of Linux Mint.

Debian-based

Name Codename Release date Support end date Notes
LMDE 1 Debian 2 March 2014 1 January 2016 The first version of Linux Mint that is based on Debian.
LMDE 2 Betsy 10 April 2015 1 January 2019 The latest version of LMDE that supports the MATE desktop environment.
LMDE 3 Cindy 31 August 2018 1 July 2020
LMDE 4 Debbie 20 March 2020 N/A The latest version of Linux Mint that is based on Debian.