Linux Mint

Linux Mint
Distribution of Linux
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Architecturei386, x86_64
Latest versionLinux Mint 20.1 "Ulyssa", LMDE 4 "Debbie"
Initial release2006-08-27
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 2006-08-27 The first version of Linux Mint.
Linux Mint 2.0 Barbara 2006-11-13 April 2008 The first version of Linux Mint that supports the GNOME desktop environment.
Linux Mint 2.1 Bea 2007-12-20 April 2008
Linux Mint 2.2 Bianca 2007-02-20 April 2008
Linux Mint 3.0 Cassandra 2007-06-15 October 2008 The first Linux Mint version that supports the Xfce desktop envrionment.
Linux Mint 3.1 Celena 2007-09-24 2008-10-19
Linux Mint 4 Daryna 2007-10-15 April 2009
Linux Mint 5 (LTS) Elyssa 2008-06-08 April 2011 The first version of Linux Mint that supports Fluxbox Window Manager.
Linux Mint 6 Felicia 2008-12-15 April 2010
Linux Mint 7 Gloria 2009-05-26 October 2010
Linux Mint 8 Helena 2009-11-28 April 2011 The first version of Linux Mint that supports LXDE.
Linux Mint 9 (LTS) Isadora 2010-05-18 April 2013 The latest version of Linux Mint that supports Fluxbox Window Manager.
Linux Mint 10 Julia 2007-02-20 April 2012
Linux Mint 11 Katya 2010-11-12 October 2012 The latest version of Linux Mint that supports LXDE.
Linux Mint 12 Lisa 2011-11-26 April 2013 The latest version of Linux Mint that supports the GNOME desktop environment.
Linux Mint 13 (LTS) Maya 2012-05-23 April 2017 The first version of Linux Mint that supports the MATE desktop environment.
Linux Mint 14 Nadia 2012-11-20 May 2014
Linux Mint 15 Olivia 2013-05-29 January 2014
Linux Mint 16 Petra 2013-11-30 July 2014
Linux Mint 17 (LTS) Qiana 2014-05-31 April 2019
Linux Mint 17.1 (LTS) Rebecca 2014-11-29 April 2019
Linux Mint 17.2 (LTS) Rafaela 2015-06-29 April 2019
Linux Mint 17.3 (LTS) Rosa 2015-12-04 April 2019
Linux Mint 18 (LTS) Sarah 2016-05-30 April 2021
Linux Mint 18.1 (LTS) Serena 2016-12-16 April 2021
Linux Mint 18.2 (LTS) Sonya 2017-07-02 April 2021
Linux Mint 18.3 (LTS) Sylvia 2017-11-27 April 2021 The latest version of Linux Mint that supports KDE.
Linux Mint 19 (LTS) Tara 2018-06-29 April 2023
Linux Mint 19.1 (LTS) Tessa 2018-12-19 April 2023
Linux Mint 19.2 (LTS) Tina 2019-08-02 April 2023
Linux Mint 19.3 (LTS) Tricia 2019-12-18 April 2023
Linux Mint 20 (LTS) Ulyana 2020-06-27 2025
Linux Mint 20.1 (LTS) Ulyssa 2021-01-08 The latest version of Linux Mint.

Debian-based

Name Codename Release date Support end date Notes
LMDE 1 Debian 2014-03-02 2016-01-01 The first version of Linux Mint that is based on Debian.
LMDE 2 Betsy 2015-04-10 2019-01-01 The latest version of LMDE that supports the MATE desktop environment.
LMDE 3 Cindy 2018-08-31 2020-07-01
LMDE 4 Debbie 2020-03-20 N/A The latest version of Linux Mint that is based on Debian.