This page includes basic Linux Mint tutorials, lessons, and helpful files that we update with each stable release of Linux Mint. The latest stable release is Linux Mint 12 "Lisa".
Since it got its start in 2006, Linux Mint has quickly become one of the most popular distributions among Linux users. This is because Linux Mint offers many significant improvements to its Debian/Ubuntu base. Linux Mint provides users with out-of-the-box multimedia support which means things like MP3's and DVDs just work. Another reason for its success is Linux Mint includes its own tools that make simple desktop tasks like updating or creating a backup easy for beginners.
Linux Mint includes one of the most user-friendly menus you'll find on today's Linux desktops. Each release of Linux Mint seems to improve the menu in some way and the Linux Mint 10 release as no different. The Linux Mint 10 menu includes several enhancements and new features described here in a step-by-step video.
In this Linux Mint tutorial we will review several options for new users that are having trouble getting their wireless card to work with Linux Mint 10. This is a common problem for beginners but by following a few simple steps Linux Mint can access most wireless cards.
Installing Linux Mint is done using a graphical installer. This makes the installation process easy enough for almost anyone to complete on their own however a few options might get you off track. Here is a walk-through of the Linux Mint installation process and the options available in the graphical installer from start to finish.
Although Linux Mint 10 looks great out-of-the-box, you'll likely want to customize or personalize the look of your Linux Mint desktop before long. One easy way to change several different areas of your desktop at once is by changing the theme.
Your best bet for finding, adding, and removing software on your Linux Mint desktop is the Software Manager tool. Open the software Manager from the Linux Mint main menu. This software management tool is Linux Mint-specific and includes some really nice graphical features that make adding a removing a snap.