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Linux Mint 13 Is Based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Dubbed Maya and powered by Linux kernel 3.2, Linux Mint 13 is based on Canonical’s Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system, but distributed with the MATE and Cinnamon desktop environments. Being based on an LTS (Long Term Support) release, Linux Mint 13 is supported for five years with security updates and patches.