The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. Linux Mint is the most popular desktop Linux distribution and the 3rd most widely used home operating system.
Why Linux Mint?
These are some reasons for the success of Linux Mint:
- Free and open source.
- Based on Debian and Ubuntu, it provides about 30,000 packages.
- Works out of the box, with full multimedia support and is extremely easy to use.
- Safe and reliable.
You can watch Step-by-Step Installing Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon (Olivia) in VMware Workstation 9.0.2 in this video tutorial.