Linux Mint FAQ — Frequently Asked Questions  

The full FAQ folks!

Basics

Download and Install

Software and Upgrades

System

Getting Help and Posting Comments

Which version of … am I using?

General

Giving Help and Feedback


Basics

What is Linux Mint?

Linux Mint (LM) is a Linux operating system (distro). Other OSes you may have heard of include Windows and Mac OS X. An OS is the software that controls your hardware. It stands between your hardware and your applications. It allows your applications to access your hardware in a standard way. This allows the same applications to run on many different types of hardware.

Linux Mint was created in 2006 by Clement Lefebvre (Clem) who continues to run the project. Linux Mint is used by millions of people. It comes in four different editions (Desktop Environments): Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce and KDE.

Is the Linux Mint operating system like other OSes?
How do I use this operating system?

Yes, this OS is similar to other operating systems. You use your keyboard and mouse, and you click icons in a graphical environment just like other operating systems.

What is linux?

Linux is an Operating System (OS). Other OSes you may have heard of include Windows and Mac OS X. An OS is the software that controls your hardware. It stands between your hardware and your applications. It allows your applications to access your hardware in a standard way. This allows the same applications to run on many different types of hardware.
Technically, Linux is the kernel (the core) of the OS, but in common usage, Linux means the whole OS. The kernel along with device drivers, build programs, utility/tool programs, a boot loader and other programs comprise the greater OS.

What is the latest version of Linux Mint?

What is a DE?
What Desktop Environment choices do I have?

A Desktop Environment (DE) is part of a graphical interface which allows the user to use his computer in a productive manner. See Desktop Environment in the Dictionary for more info.

There are four Desktop Environments available for Linux Mint: Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce and KDE.

How do I choose a Desktop Environment (DE)?

The different DE offerings (editions) are described as:
Cinnamon: sleek, modern, innovative, comfortable, elegant [91] Linux Mint Main Website [92] About Linux Mint
MATE: stable, robust, traditional, classic, functional, intuitive, attractive [91] Linux Mint Main Website [89] MATE Website
KDE: solid, full-featured, polished [91] Linux Mint Main Website
Xfce: light, simple, efficient [91] Linux Mint Main Website

If you are talking about functionality, the choice of DE really doesn’t matter because they all work quite well. If you have an older computer (from before c. 2007) or want minimum resource usage, try MATE or Xfce. Xfce is a little “lighter” than MATE. Cinnamon and KDE work best with computers made from c. 2007.

If you are concerned with how the DE interacts with the user, then it is really about personal preference (and, again, they are all fairly similar). Try a DE, and see if you like it. You can start by looking at some screenshots. Then try a Live Version of one of them. If you like it, install it and enjoy.

Linux Mint has screenshots of all four DEs that they offer: Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce and KDE.

The MATE website has a screenshot gallery of MATE version 1.14, the version in Linux Mint 18 — Sarah and, until recently, in LMDE 2 — Betsy.

The Xfce website has a gallery of Xfce version 4.12, the version which is in Linux Mint 18 — Sarah, 17.3 — Rosa and 17.2 — Rafaela.

The KDE website has a gallery of the latest KDE version, Plasma 5. This is the version in Linux Mint 18 — Sarah.

How often does Linux Mint release?
When does Linux Mint release?

Linux Mint usually releases twice a year, usually May–June and Novemeber–December. However Mint releases when ready, so there are no set dates. Check Linux Mint’s Main Blog or Track the latest Release and Beta candidates to see their progress from Linux Mint’s Community website. Also check this site’s Timeline of Releases for more information.

What are the Minimum Hardware System Requirements for Linux Mint?

Is my hardware compatible with Linux Mint?

In all likelihood, Yes. See Mint’s Hardware Database.

Also check out this blog post about a small, quiet, fan-less computer which comes with Linux Mint preinstalled: Mintbox Mini Pro.

More generally, to find other Linux-compatible hardware databases and where to buy Linux-ready computers, see DistroWatch’s Linux/BSD Compatible Hardware page.

Who is Clem?

Clement Lefebvre (Clem) is the founder and head of Linux Mint. Hailing from France, he now leads a worldwide team for Linux Mint from his home in Ireland.

Here are some links to interviews with Clem:

Who makes Linux Mint?
How big is the LM team?

There are many contributing and supportive members of the worldwide Linux Mint community. They serve the community as Alpha/Beta testers, in the Forums and Community Site, help answer questions on the blogs, and so on. Clem noted recently that the development team currently consists of approximately 15 members. [95] Edit by Clem regarding bug processing


Download and Install

Should I use Linux Mint (the main version) or Linux Mint Debian Edition?

If you are not sure, use the main version. Linux Mint has an Ubuntu base and is compatible with Ubuntu. This is important if, for example, a user wants to use an Ubuntu PPA.

Ubuntu is based on Debian, but Ubuntu changes Debian significantly, so Ubuntu is not compatible with Debian. Therefore, Linux Mint also is not compatible with Debian.

Conversely, Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is based on and compatible with Debian.

Mint states that LMDE is “targeted at experienced users, not compatible with PPAs and lacks a few features. However, LMDE is slightly faster than Linux Mint. It gets new Mint features when they are released rather than having to wait for the next point release of Linux Mint.” More information can be found on the Download LMDE 2 Betsy page.

In practice, users have commented that there are few to no problems running LMDE. Plus LMDE 2 is based on Debian Jessie, which is Debian’s stable branch, so any risk of running LMDE (vs. Linux Mint) is minimal.

Should I use a 64-bit or 32-bit version?

If your computer has 64-bit capability, you should use a 64-bit release. Most computers made since c. 2007 are 64-bit.

What is an ISO file?
How do I download a Linux Mint Operating System ISO file?

An ISO file (or image) is the usual format for a Linux distro. It is the file you download and error-check, then burn onto DVD or copy onto a USB drive. From there it can be used as a Live Version and/or installed onto a hard drive.

To download a Linux Mint operating system ISO file, go to the release announcement on the main blog for the release in which you are interested. Find the “Download links” section. From here, choose one of the following:

  1. Find a download link from a country which is close to your location. Right click the link and choose “Save Link As….” Choose a directory in which to save the ISO file and choose the “Save” button. (Different browsers may show this a little differently.)
  2. Click the torrent link. Choose “Open with” your BitTorrent client (application) and choose “OK” to open the torrent with this application. Transmission is the default BitTorrent client on Linux Mint. Your BitTorrent client should automatically start downloading the ISO file.
Here you can find links to the release announcements for all the Supported Versions of Linux Mint.

Is the downloaded ISO file safe?

Yes. However, you are responsible for checking the validity of the ISO file you download. See instruction here:

If you find the ISO file to be invalid, most likely there was an error during download. Download again and re-verify.
In rare cases in the past, an invalid ISO file was due to a Linux Mint server being compromised. Linux Mint takes the utmost care in preventing this. See Clem’s comments on ISO safety and general security issues:

How do I error-check the ISO?

See instruction here:

If you find the ISO file to be invalid, most likely there was an error during download. Download again and re-verify.

What media is supported for installation?

DVD and USB drive are the most common media on which to place the ISO file.

What is the username and password in a Live version?

The username is mint and there is no password (just press Enter if prompted for one).

What if a window is too big for the screen?

Hold down the Alt key and drag the window with the mouse.

How do I install Linux Mint?

Check out the Linux Mint Documentation.

Can I multi-boot / install along with another OS?

Yes. Check out the Linux Mint Documentation for how to install.


Software and Upgrades

Is the software in this operating system like software in other OSes?

In many of the popular applications, the software works very similarly to the software on other operating systems. Also, all the larger applications and many of the smaller ones come with full help documentation.

This chart show some popular software with a small sample of corresponding Linux alternatives.

Software Linux Alternative
Internet Explorer
Edge
Firefox Web Browser
Microsoft Outlook Thunderbird
Evolution
Microsoft Office LibreOffice
   Microsoft Word    LibreOffice Writer
   Microsoft Excel    LibreOffice Calc
   Microsoft PowerPoint    LibreOffice Impress
Adobe Photoshop GNU Image Manipulation Program
Adobe Acrobat Reader xreader
Windows Media Player (WMP) xplayer
Photos app
Windows Photo Viewer
xviewer
Windows Photo Gallery
Microsoft Photos
Pix
Notepad xed
Pluma
Kate
Command Prompt Terminal

What software is included?

There are many programs, utilities, documentation and artwork included in Linux Mint. Here is a list of some of the major software titles that are included by default.
  • Firefox Web Browser
  • Thunderbird e-Mail Client
  • Office Suite:
    • LibreOffice Writer — Word Processor
    • LibreOffice Calc — Spreadsheet
    • LibreOffice Impress — Presentation software
    • …plus more
  • Gnu Image Manipulation Program — high-end graphical editing software
  • HexChat — Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client
  • Pidgin — instant messaging client
  • Rhythmbox — play and organize your media collection
  • X-Apps:
    • xed — text editor
    • xplayer — media player
    • xviewer — image viewer
    • xreader — a document/PDF viewer/reader
    • Pix — organize your pictures
  • Terminal — a program to use the command line
  • Calculator
  • …plus many more
Plus you can download many, many more from the repositories. There are more than 60,000 packages in the repositories.
For a complete list of packages see: Packages from All Current Releases

How do I get new software?

The easiest way is through the Software Manager: Choose the category, then choose the application you want. At any point, you can use the search feature.

If you just need one or two specific packages, you may want to try the Package Manager (Synaptic).

Both the Software Manager and the Package Manager take packages from the Linux Mint repository. Getting software elsewhere is not recommended unless you trust the source.

See also the Linux Mint Documentation / User Guide, and see Main Menu | Accessories | Help (Help Browser) which contains much of the same content. There are sections all about software management including installing, removing and updating software.

How much free software is available?

Looking at Software Manager (in LMDE 2 MATE), we can see:

Category Packages
All Packages 68412
Featured 41
Internet 5143
Sound and video 495
Graphics 973
Office 310
Games 1809
Accessories 3106
System tools 1922
Fonts 462
Science and Education 2249
Programming 3522

Is downloaded software safe? What about PPAs?

Downloaded software installed through the Software Manager or the Package Manager comes from the Linux Mint repository and is safe.

Getting software elsewhere is not recommended unless you trust the source; this includes PPAs.

How do I upgrade the operating system?
How do I upgrade applications?

Linux Mint, like most distros, handles operating system and application upgrades together.

The easiest way to upgrade is through the Update Manager. The first time Update Manager is run, you choose an update policy based on your comfort level of stability vs. security. (You can always change your update policy options and levels via the Edit | Preferences menu.)

To upgrade, first Choose Refresh, then choose the upgrades you want installed by checking or unchecking the check boxes for the packages you want, and finally choose Install Updates. Update Manager will download, then install the upgrades you have chosen.

Are the upgrades safe?
How do I choose between a stable vs. secure system?

Yes, the upgrades are safe. However, since every computer setup is different, no distro can guarantee that all the packages on your system (with your hardware, with your hardware drivers, with your system settings and with your set of applications) are completely compatible with one another. Don’t worry; the vast majority of the time they are.

Linux Mint recognizes the trade-off of stability vs. security and the importance of giving the user a choice. Among other options, Linux Mint allows an informed choice by organizing each package upgrade into levels from 1 to 5. By default, levels 1 and 2 are selected. Choosing upgrades from levels 1 and 2 is a conservative, stable approach; choosing upgrades from only level 1 is a very conservative, stable approach.

Linux Mint has had this wonderful solution in place since 2007.

I downloaded a Beta. Do I need to reinstall when the final Release comes out?

It is possible that this might be necessary in the future. However, so far, it has not been necessary. [98] Edit by Clem to comment dated June 3rd, 2016 at 1:53 pm When the Release comes out, you can just apply all the level 1 updates to the Beta to get the final Release version. Sometimes the last of these updates happen a couple days before the Release is announced. This means that, at the time of the announcement, you may have already updated everything for the final Release. [112] Edit by Clem to comment dated September 10th, 2016 at 5:30 am
Don’t worry. If a reinstall ever becomes necessary, Clem will make that very clear in the Release announcement.


System

Where are the accessibility options?

See Main Menu | Control Center | Personal section | Assistive Technologies.

See also this short article from DistroWatch Weekly, 18 April 2016: Menus, short-cuts and accessibility

How do I configure my system?

See Main Menu | Control Center.

How do I change my monitor resolution?

See Main Menu | Control Center | Hardware section | Displays | Resolution.

Will this or that be included in the next release?

It is hard to say what is going to be in a future release until it happens. Pull requests need to be reviewed and approved. Any new features need to be implemented, tested and put through quality assurance. To get a better idea where the next release is in that process, check out these pages:


Getting Help and Posting Comments

How long is the support period for Linux Mint releases?

All Linux Mint main editions are now LTS (Long Term Support) releases: They have five (5) years of security updates including two (2) years of application updates. See this Edit by Clem explaining Linux Mint responsibility over 5 years of support.

LMDE releases are similar, but exact EOL (End-of-Life) dates are a little trickier to specify. For example, LMDE 1 was released in August 2010 and support ended January 2016, so that’s about 5.5 years. Debian LTS continues two years after the regular three years of support from the Debian Security Team; that totals five years. However, decisions from Linux Mint may be independent of any plans from Debian and Debian LTS. We can assume that LMDE EOL dates will roughly follow its base, Debian.

How do I find help/documentation?

Try the application’s Help menu or press F1.
Check out the Linux Mint Documentation / User Guide.
See Main Menu | Accessories | Help (Help Browser). This contains much of the documentation from Mint’s PDF User Guide.

Of course, searching the web is always a good way to get some answers. Try DuckDuckGo. They do not track you.

For command line programs, try:
info program
or
man program

How do I get help from a person?

Try the Linux Mint Forums. There are some very friendly, very helpful people there. Be sure to read READ: How To Get Help! and Forum Rules, Guidelines, and Policy forum posts in the Rules & Notices section first.

You can also try the Linux Mint IRC help channel. Information can be found in the Linux Mint IRC Channel Rules & Guidelines forum post in the Rules & Notices section.

How do I post a bug?
Will the bug I report get fixed?

You can report a bug any time on the main blog. The best time to report a bug about a Beta release is during that Beta release period. Especially in the first week or so of a Beta release, Clem and team are concentrating on reading posts regarding bugs and trying to fix everything they can. This allows the best final release possible. Be sure to explain as much as you can regarding how you got the bug. Depending on the type of bug, it also helps if you compare the current LM version with a previous version or with the current Ubuntu version to determine if the bug exists elsewhere. Hints like this help the developers narrow down where the bug is caused and how to fix it.

On Beta release blog comments, stay on topic and comment only about bugs for the Beta in question.

Whether a bug gets fixed and when depends on many different factors. See this Edit by Clem on how fixing bugs is a number’s game and this Edit by Clem regarding responses to bugs and how bugs get processed.

One can also post a bug via GitHub (choose the Mint sub-project, then choose the Issues tab).

How do I request a new feature?

It seems the best way to request a new feature is to comment on a Monthly News main blog post. When Clem posts one of these, it is usually because he has a respite from all the other work he is doing and has a little time possibly even to respond to some of the posts.

Also, one can Submit Ideas for Linux Mint on the Community Site.

Please do not request new features on a Beta release blog post. Clem and team are too busy fixing bugs and trying to get a final release out during those times.

How do I post a forum post?

All the information is in the Forum Rules, Guidelines, and Policy forum post in the Rules & Notices section.

How do I post on the Community site: ideas, tutorials, hardware ratings and software reviews?

Officially there is a Moderation post which explains to moderators their boundaries in dealing with submitted ideas, etc.. Unofficially there are a few posts for community site guidelines and etiquette:

How do I post on IRC?

Information can be found in the Linux Mint IRC Channel Rules & Guidelines forum post in the Rules & Notices section.

How do I post a general idea for the Linux Mint project?

Do you have a great idea or a brilliant suggestion for the Linux Mint project (which isn’t necessarily a feature request or a bug)? Submit Your Ideas for Linux Mint on the Community Site.

Why is my blog comment being moderated?
For how long will my blog comment be in moderation?
Why did my blog comment disappear?

Blog comments from new posters or comments with links are always moderated. Clem has said many times that this is due to the massive amounts of spam that the blogs attract. Since we do not see that spam, Clem’s anti-spam efforts, including moderating the comments, are working well. [99] Edit by Clem to comment dated September 9th, 2016 at 3:55 pm

Comments in moderation are approved within about a day or two. It is unusual for it to take longer than that. Please be patient.

Your blog comment can disappear from showing in your browser for a simple reason: The cookie for the Mint blog got deleted. Don’t worry; your comment got through and is just under moderation.

In rare cases, a valid comment is marked as spam, and it is not seen for days or even lost. After two days, feel free to repost your comment. Again please be patient. Thanks.

Will my question in a blog comment be answered?
Will Clem answer the question I asked in a blog comment?

The answer to both of these questions is “Maybe.” Many questions are already answered in the post itself or from subsequent comments from Clem. (Look for “Edit by Clem:…” at the end of comments.) Some questions are answered by helpful members of the Mint community.

Doing a little research on your own (searching the web) before asking is also a good idea.

This site, EarthNeptune.com with its Linux Mint Index, has answers to many questions that come up on a regular basis in the blog comments.

If Clem himself answers your question, then consider yourself blessed. You are special. Smile and be glad for your little slice of peace in this world. (Seriously, Clem has a big job running Linux Mint and is very busy, but he tries to communicate as much as he can. That is one of the great things about Mint.)

Why are comments closed on the Main Blog?

Thirty (30) days after Clem posts a Main Blog post, comments are closed for that particular post. Once a new post is posted, comments are open for that new post. (Prior to June 1st, 2017, comments were open for three weeks; prior to March 18th, 2015, comments were open for two weeks.)

Why do HTML tags mess up my comments on a blog or on the community site?

HTML and < > symbols are not usable on blog comments or community site comments due to the way those content management systems are set up.


Which version of … am I using?

Which version of Linux Mint am I using?

Open a terminal. On the command line, type:
cat /etc/linuxmint/info
or
lsb_release -a
or
inxi -S

Which Desktop Edition am I using?
Which version of my DE do I have?

Open a terminal. On the command line, type:
echo $DESKTOP_SESSION
You should get an result stating mate, cinnamon, or xfce. Or for KDE, you may get a result stating /usr/share/xsessions/plasma for KDE 5 or kde-plasma for KDE 4.

For MATE, type:
mate-about
This will bring up a graphical about box with the version number. Choose Close to close.

For Cinnamon, type:
cinnamon --version

For KDE, run any KDE application and choose Help | About. It should contain application and KDE version information.

For Xfce or any of the above, type on the command line:
inxi -S

Which versions of X-Apps am I using?

Open a terminal. On the command line, type:
xed --version; xplayer --version; xviewer --version; xreader --version; pix --version
For each application that is installed, you will get a line of output with the application name and version number. If any are not installed, you will get error messages indicating that.

Which version of the kernel am I running?

Open a terminal. On the command line, type:
uname -r

How do I know if an application is installed?
How do I know what version of an application is installed?
How do I know where an application is installed?

First, you can try looking in Main Menu | All applications | All. You can also try the menu search command.

If you know the name of the package, open a terminal and type this on the command line:
apt show package
It will show, among other things, if the package is installed and what version is installed.

If you are not sure of the package name, you can try a search, for example:
apt search calc
which will probably bring up a long list of possible candidates.

If you know the name of the executable, type this on the command line:
which executable
If that returns a path, the application is installed. If there is no output, then the program does not exist in your path (but it might exist elsewhere). You can try:
locate executable
which will probably bring up a long list of possible candidates (some of which may be directories, not applications).

If you know the name of the executable, type:
executable --version
If this works, it should show the application’s version.

If the application is a program or utility in the on-line reference manuals, you can try:
apropos executable
This will probably bring up a long list of possible candidates with descriptions.


General

What is the release process?

Clem and team build and test an Alpha version of a release. When it has no known, critical bugs, the LM Community Site indicates the ISO is Approved for BETA release. After about 2–3 days, which allows for any last minute changes and allows the servers around the world to synchronize, the Beta is officially announced (released) on the main blog.

The Beta stage usually last 2–3 weeks. Community testing occurs, and intense bug fixing ensues. Anyone from around the world can download the Beta and give feedback on the main blog. On Beta posts please stay on topic and comment only about bugs for the Beta in question.

A Release is imminent when the LM Community Site indicates the ISO is Approved for Stable release. After about 2–3 days, which allows for any last minute changes and allows the servers around the world to synchronize, the final Release is officially announced (released) on the main blog.

The main editions have five (5) years of support (five years for security updates including two years for program updates). LMDE support length is discussed in Support Periods for Linux Mint Releases.

At the end of the support period, the release has reached EOL (End-of-Life), and security updates are no longer provided. At this point, you probably should upgrade immediately or disconnect from the Internet (unless you are an advanced user who knows how to apply security updates manually). Otherwise you are taking a small chance.

See the Timeline for more information.

Also see How stuff works : Linux Mint in which Clem describes a typical release cycle and includes some very funny pictures.

How do I copy and paste with the mouse?

Select text (with mouse or keyboard), and it is copied. Point your mouse to where you want the text pasted, and use the middle mouse button to paste. On a two-button mouse, the middle mouse button functionality is activated by pressing both buttons at once.

This uses a different buffer than using Ctrl-v or Ctrl-Insert to copy text, so you can use both methods to copy two different sets of text.

Where is the Linux Mint source code?

Are there Developer Guidelines for contributing to Mint?

Yes, there is a short document which explains the Developer Guidelines.

Can I redistribute Linux Mint?
Can I make derivatives from Linux Mint?
Can I put Linux Mint tools into my own distro?

Yes, you are free to redistribute Linux Mint (as long as you do not claim to have created it).

Before using any code in your own distro, you should fully understand the license, copyright, and legal implications of such actions (which are beyond the scope of this FAQ).

Yes, you can make derivatives from Linux Mint as long as you do not use any Linux Mint branding (Mint icons, Mint backgrounds, the Linux Mint name, etc.) or call your distro an official Linux Mint distro. Derivatives must follow the license terms of the software you are distributing, which usually involves the GPL. This means, among other things, you need to make the source code of the software you are distributing available. Building a derivative of Linux Mint or any open-source project requires some research on the legal aspects. The GPL on Wikipedia is one place to start such research.

Yes, you can use Linux Mint tools (applications) in your distro. However you may not use any Linux Mint branding. (Usually Linux Mint tools have generic branding, so this is not an issue.) Also the terms of the software licenses must be followed as explained above.


Giving Help and Feedback

How can I help?

There are many ways we can support Linux Mint:
  1. Donate to Linux Mint or Become a Sponsor. Sponsors donate money, web hosting, services, etc..
  2. Test a Beta or Release. Be sure to post any bugs, work-arounds or solutions you find on the blog, forum, or bug tracking site. Post your successes too.
  3. Help forum users, especially new forum users. Did you know that most Mint forum users post only once or twice?
  4. Burn a Mint DVD or 2 (or 10) and give them away.
  5. Tell friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc. about the joys of Mint. Carry a USB drive with Mint on it to show them the Live version if they are interested in seeing it.
  6. Keep up to date with reading the blog announcement so you can talk intelligently about the latest goings on.
  7. Request a feature that you would like to see in an upcoming version of Mint.
  8. Make a suggestion or Submit an Idea that you think might make the Mint experience better. This idea could involve the distro, a specific Mint application, the forum, the blog, the community site, or any aspect of Mint’s operation.
  9. Link to Linux Mint on your website. Also link to the Linux Mint Index and EarthNeptune.com.
  10. Create a HowTo/Tutorial on the Community site or a Tutorial on the Forums.
  11. If you have a problem, then find a solution to it, post it to the forum with "[solved]" in the subject line. This allows anyone searching for a similar fix to find it. It adds to the knowledge base of the forum. Search first to see if a thread on this subject already exists. If you create such a post, it is a good idea to put all relevant terms in the post so it is found easily by a search.
  12. Contribute to the community website with details on How Your Hardware Works.
  13. Contribute to the community website by Giving a Software Review.
  14. Write an article or make a video showing the benefits and features of Linux Mint. If you found a cool article or video on Mint, let everyone know.
  15. Answer a poll on the blog or forum.
  16. Buy a Mint computer, a Mint shirt or other Mint-branded item. Or create your own Mint-branded stuff to use yourself and/or give away.
  17. Create other marketing or publicity for Mint. And see the Promotion sub-forum to share ideas.
  18. Create artwork for Mint and share it via the Artwork sub-forum.
  19. Create a Theme for Cinnamon.
  20. Create an applet, desklet or extension or any Spices for Cinnamon.
  21. Help with translations into languages from all over the world. Mint is used in literally hundreds of countries.
  22. Submit a Pull Request to the developers to fix a bug or enhance a Mint application.
  23. Program Something Cool to further Mint.
  24. Donate to EarthNeptune.com. We support Linux Mint and the greater Linux community.
  25. Find some other way to help and let everyone know how they can help too! How many other ways can we support Linux Mint?

How do I give FAQ Feedback?

For Linux Mint Index comments and queries, including those regarding the FAQ, please see the post on the Linux Mint Forums: Linux Mint Index Forum Chat