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Linux Debian relationship to Linux Mint

Hi everyone can someone tell me How the Linux Debian distribution relates to Linux Mint?

I would greatly appreciate your help on this, because what I have found is wide and varied and I need it broken down in easy to understand terms since I am a new linux user.

Thanks geekgem


  • The vast majority of Linux distributions are based off of another distribution. The three largest groups are Debian, Red Hat, and Slackware.

    Ubuntu is Debian based, Linux Mint is based upon Ubuntu which is based upon Debian. Linux Mint also has one ISO that is based directly off of Debian.

    The differences are going to be the default package set and the default configurations.


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