"The idea of a Linux Mint desktop based on top of Debian Testing
is quite seducing. It's much faster than Ubuntu and the current
Linux Mint desktops, it uses less resources, and it opens the door
for a rolling distribution, with a continuous flow of updates and
no jumps from one release to another. It's something we've always
been tempted to do. Needless to say, whether it's been because of
our lack of communication on that topic or not, this has been a
source of numerous rumors within the community.
"A while ago, we released an ALPHA non-installable liveCD based
on Debian. Then, last August I announced I was working on a new
installer, and recently, I was joined by Ikey Doherty to work on
the Debian base again.This time we're producing our own liveCD,
straight from the Debian Testing repositories, and it also comes
with its own installer. What we're aiming at, this time, is a fully
working and fully installable liveCD which behaves in every way as
similarly as the main Linux Mint edition."