The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.
It is the second most popular desktop Linux distribution after Ubuntu.
We recommended it for all new Linux users because the interference is very similar to Windows,
Linux Mint have three editions:
Cinnamon The most popular version of Linux Mint.
It is the Primarily developed for and by Linux Mint: slick, beautiful, and full of new features.
If you are not sure which edition to choose - this is the one.
MATE is a classic desktop environment which is the continuation of GNOME 2, Linux Mint’s default desktop between 2006 and 2011.
Although it misses a few features and its development is slower than Cinnamon’s, MATE runs faster, uses less resources and is more stable than Cinnamon.
Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment.
It doesn’t support as many features as Cinnamon or MATE, but it’s extremely stable and very light on resource usage.
This is the recommended edition for weaker and older computers.