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A.3. Linux Mint

Linux Mint is a (partly) community-maintained distribution, supported by donations and advertisements. Their flagship product is based on Ubuntu, but they also provide a “Linux Mint Debian Edition” variant that evolves continuously (as it is based on Debian Testing). In both cases, the initial installation involves booting a LiveDVD.
The distribution aims at simplifying access to advanced technologies, and provides specific graphical user interfaces on top of the usual software. For instance, Linux Mint relies on Cinnamon instead of GNOME by default (but it also includes MATE as well as KDE and Xfce); similarly, the package management interface, although based on APT, provides a specific interface with an evaluation of the risk from each package update.
Linux Mint包括了大量的用户可能用到的用于提升用户体验的专有软件。比如:Adobe Flash 和多媒体编解码器。