"Linux Mint - From Freedom Came Elegance - The tagline
for this distribution holds true--Linux Mint is an elegant twist on
its Ubuntu parent. Linux Mint installation is very similar to
Ubuntu's--giving the user simple, easy-to-follow instructions along
the way. Since Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu (whose parent is
Debian) you use Synaptic (graphical) or apt-get (command line) to
update your system and install new software."