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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
There is a fresh mint(ed) flavor on LinuxMint now. In the last one month, it has scaled the distro charts and is now the number one distro for opensource users. Distrowatch, the unofficial platform for all Linux distros, shows that LinuxMint has been has had the maximum number of hits in the past few weeks to become the most popular distros today.
This meteoric rise is largely due to two factors-usability and functionality. It is but natural to assume LinuxMint to be a spin-off of the ever-popular Ubuntu distro.
LinuxMint is surprisingly the brainchild of Clement Lefebvre and a continued source of inspiration to, the now, millions of its users.
Mint has been able to build its user base largely to the intuitive and clear interpretation of community’s needs by Lefebvre.
Lefebvre himself admits that brilliant input from the community itself becomes the basis for the upcoming release.