Linux Mint is a community-driven Linux distribution based on Ubuntu which itself is based on Debian, and bundled with a variety of free and open-source applications. It can provide full out-of-the-box multimedia support for those who choose (by ticking one box during its installation process) to include proprietary software such as multimedia codecs.
The Linux Mint project was created by Clément Lefèbvre and is actively maintained by the Linux Mint Team and community.
Linux Mint began in 2006 with a beta release, 1.0, code-named ‘Ada’, based on Kubuntu. Linux Mint 2.0 ‘Barbara’ was the first version to use Ubuntu as its codebase. It had few users until the release of Linux Mint 3.0, ‘Cassandra’.