This is for those who want to know what Linux Mint is about.
As the name itself suggests, this is another version of Linux. Mint has three different types of desktop environments.
Lets look at this different types of environment in brief:
1) LXDE: – Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. This is just a desktop environment just like Gnome or KDE. But it a lighter and faster type. It comes with the minimum packages that you need to get started. Things like a good interface, language support and additional features like tabbed file browsing. It consumes less CPU usage and RAM and can be installed on many Linux distributions including Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Fedora and Debian.
2) Gnome – GNU Network Object Model Environment. It is another type of desktop environment that runs on a computer OS. It is the most popular desktop environment used by millions of people around the world. It runs on top of the X windows system and is available on most Linux distributions.
3) KDE – K Desktop Environment. It is a graphical desktop environment. Use this if you are so used to Windows. It comes with Kword, kpresenter, Kcalc and Kontact.