Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 3 “Cindy” Cinnamon released without any Ubuntu base

Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 3 “Cindy” Cinnamon released without any Ubuntu base

LMDE is a Linux Mint project and it stands for “Linux Mint Debian Edition”. Its main goal is for the Linux Mint team to see how viable our distribution would be and how much work would be necessary if Ubuntu was ever to disappear. LMDE aims to be as similar as possible to Linux Mint, but without using Ubuntu. The package base is provided by Debian instead.

There are no point releases in LMDE (so it's a rolling update release). Other than bug fixes and security fixes Debian base packages stay the same, but Mint and desktop components are updated continuously. When ready, newly developed features get directly into LMDE, whereas they are staged for inclusion on the next upcoming Linux Mint point release.

Minimum system requirement is only 1GB of RAM. It comes in 32-bit as well as 64-bit editions. There are many users who love Mint, don't love Ubuntu so much, and who don't like installing point release upgrades - if you're one of them you may want to give Mint LMDE a spin.

See https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3633

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