When a user is first introduced to Linux, they might be told they're using Linux, but they'll quickly learn that it's called something else. Yes, Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux Mint, Debian, openSUSE, and so many others are all variants of Linux, or "Linux distributions".
During recent years, many people have touted the ease of use that comes with Linux Mint compared to virtually all other distributions. As such, Linux Mint is now one of the most popular distributions out there, and almost as popular (or in some terms more popular) than Ubuntu.
Virtual desktops in Linux are great for remote working and for administering and supporting remote computers. A single server can host virtual desktops for several remote workers. This recipe is for Debian-based Linux distributions, including Ubuntu and Linux Mint.
The recently released Mint 16, nicknamed Petra, might be the perfect Linux desktop for newcomers. At its core is Ubuntu 13.10, but on top of this are desktops Mate and Cinnamon, the latter being the Mint project's homegrown user interface. Ubuntu gives a stable foundations on which to build, allowing the project to focus more on its desktops and less on the underpinnings.
After Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) has reached end of life on OCtober 28, development of Linux Mint 11, codenamed Katya, has also stopped.It’s not unusual for Linux distributions to make way for better operating systems.