Linux Mint is a Linux distro that is distributed free. The new Linux Mint comes in variety! Yes, you heard it right. Linux Mint comes in a bundle with different non-proprietary applications. You can freely choose your favorite edition, and if you have no particular choice, you can try its famous edition, Cinnamon.

Linux Mint

Linux Mint is an OS family of Linux that established in the congruence of Debian and Ubuntu Linux. Indeed, Linux Mint is an elegant operating system. Its convenience and user-friendly quality make it the most comfortable Operating system of Linux.

But can all PC have it? First, let's find out what the requirements are. Your computer must meet the following system requirements to install Linux Mint. 

For Desktop Computers:

  • 2 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM (For the best performance, we recommend 2 GB)
  • 15 GB of hard-drive space (For the best performance, we recommend 20 GB)
  • A screen of 1024×768 resolution
  • CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installation media

For Laptops:

  • Intel Atom processor @ 1.6 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM (For the best performance, we recommend 2 GB)
  • 4 GB of disk space
  • A screen of 1024×600 resolution

Did your computer meet the intended system requirements? Good! You are now one step closer to installing Linux Mint. Before that, bear in mind that Mint is very different from the Operating Systems of Windows that already comes on your computer. But I can assure you that you will get fond of using Linux Mint when you try it.

You can have Mint by downloading it from its official website. As I mentioned earlier, there are three flavors or variations you can choose from- Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce. After downloading, be aware that all of your files will be erased upon the installation. You can also consider dual booting so you can keep your files but it takes much higher RAM and disk space. You can use a DVD or a flash drive to dual boot. If you are using a flash drive, you will have to make it bootable by using Etcher.

When everything is set up properly, go to the boot menu by restarting your PC and select flash drive partition. 

Then, click the “Install Linux Mint” option. After that, Press "Enter" so you can let your new OS boot by default. If the Mint desktop successfully shows up, click the “Install Linux Mint” icon again and bring up the installer. Answer all the questions needed and click “Install. While installing, you can read and see an overview that contains the main points about the distribution. When the installation is done, restart your PC again and log in with your account information and password you used upon setting up the installation.