This week saw the public beta-testing release of “Linux Mint Debian Edition”. Besides listing download locations, its release notes also list out the project’s three goals:
– Ensure Linux Mint would be able to continue to deliver the same user experience
– See how much work would be involved if Ubuntu was ever to disappear.
– Guarantee the software we develop is compatible outside of Ubuntu.

9to5Linux reports:
Based on the Debian GNU/Linux 12 “Bookworm” operating system series, Linux Mint Debian Edition 6 is powered by the long-term supported Linux 6.1 LTS kernel series and features the latest Cinnamon 5.8 desktop environment that was introduced with the Linux Mint 21.2 “Victoria” release in July 2023⦠[T]his release comes with a new look and feel thanks to newly added folder icons with different color variants, improved consistency of tooltips to look the same across different apps and desktops, support for symbolic icons that

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