LMDE 2 'Betsy' MATE and LMDE 2 'Cinnamon' Released


Linux Mint developers announced release of LMDE 2(Linux Mint Debian Edition), a Debian based, partial rolling GNU/Linux distribution, with code name 'Betsy'.

According to Release Announcement:
LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is a very exciting distribution, targeted at experienced users, which provides the same environment as Linux Mint but uses Debian as its package base, instead of Ubuntu.

LMDE is less mainstream than Linux Mint, it has a much smaller user base, it is not compatible with PPAs, and it lacks a few features. That makes it a bit harder to use and harder to find help for, so it is not recommended for novice users.

LMDE is however slightly faster than Linux Mint and it runs newer packages. Life on the LMDE side can be exciting. There are no point releases in LMDE 2, except for bug fixes and security fixes base packages stay the same, but Mint and desktop components are updated continuously.

Release Announcement of LMDE 2 Mate

Release Announcement of LMDE 2 Cinnamon

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