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Difference between Linux Mint and Ubuntu
  • Last Updated : 22 Jan, 2021

1. Linux Mint : 
Linux Mint is a community-driven Linux distribution developed and released by Clement Lefebvre. It was initially released on August 26, 2006. It is based on Ubuntu or Debian. Linux Mint comes bundled with a variety of free and open-source applications and can provide full out-of-the-box multimedia support for those who choose to include some proprietary software, such as multimedia codecs. 

2. Ubuntu : 
Ubuntu is a Linux based Operating System and was developed by a team “Canonical” lead by Mark Shuttleworth. It belongs to the Debian family of Linux. It is open-source and it is freely available for use. The term “ubuntu” is derived from an African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. The Chinese version of Ubuntu is used for running the world’s fastest supercomputer. Google’s self-driving car uses the stripped version of ubuntu. 

Difference between Linux Mint and Ubuntu : 

S.No.Linux MintUbuntu
1.Linux Mint was developed and released by Clement Lefebvre.Ubuntu is developed by Canonical.
2.It was initially released on August 26, 2006.It was initially released in October 2004.
3.Linux Mint origin was in Ireland.Ubuntu origin was in the Isle of Man.
4.The package manager of Linux Mint is Debian Package Manager.Ubuntu uses apt package manager.
5.The Linux Mint forum is https://forums.linuxmint.com/.The forum for Ubuntu is https://ubuntuforums.org/.
6.Github repository of Linux Mint is https://github.com/linuxmint.Github repository of Ubuntu is https://github.com/ubuntu.
7.It comes with 3 variants with Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce.It comes with 7 variants Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Bidgie, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu.
8.Linux Mint uses Mint Software Manager.Ubuntu uses Gnome Software Manager.
9.Linux Mint is more stable as compared to Ubuntu.Ubuntu is less stable as compared to Linux Mint.

 

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