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LMDE 4 1 year and 7 months ago
(20 Mar 2020)
Yes Yes 4
20.2 'Uma' (LTS) 3 months and 1 week ago
(08 Jul 2021)
Yes Ends in 3 years and 5 months
(01 Apr 2025)
20.2
20.1 'Ulyssa' (LTS) 9 months ago
(08 Jan 2021)
No Ends in 3 years and 5 months
(01 Apr 2025)
20.1
20 'Ulyssa' (LTS) 1 year and 3 months ago
(27 Jun 2020)
No Ends in 3 years and 5 months
(01 Apr 2025)
20
19.3 'Tricia' (LTS) 1 year and 10 months ago
(18 Dec 2019)
No Ends in 1 year and 5 months
(01 Apr 2023)
19.3
19.2 'Tina' (LTS) 2 years ago
(02 Aug 2019)
No Ends in 1 year and 5 months
(01 Apr 2023)
19.2
19.1 'Tessa' (LTS) 2 years and 10 months ago
(19 Dec 2018)
No Ends in 1 year and 5 months
(01 Apr 2023)
19.1
19 'Tara' (LTS) 3 years ago
(29 Jun 2018)
No Ends in 1 year and 5 months
(01 Apr 2023)
19
18.3 'Sylvia' (LTS) 3 years and 10 months ago
(27 Nov 2017)
No Ended 5 months and 2 weeks ago
(03 May 2021)
NA

Linux Mint is a community-driven Linux distribution for desktop and laptop computers based on Debian and Ubuntu, bundled with a variety of free and open-source applications. It has an Ubuntu-based release simply named Linux Mint, and a Debian-based release called LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition).

Linux Mint releases follows the support cycle of the Ubuntu release they are based on. This support does not extend to the duration of ESM. Linux Mint users can opt-in to receive Extended Security Maintenance via Ubuntu Advantage for some packages once the main support period ends. But Linux Mint considers that release End of Life once it enters that state, so Linux Mint packages will not be receiving any updates.

Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) stops supporting a release shortly after a new LMDE release comes out. This however is still subject to change on a release by release basis.

Ubuntu Package Support

  • Linux Mint has its own repositories for Linux Mint specific packages, but relies directly on Ubuntu repositories for the majority of the package base, including its mirrors.
  • Linux Mint enables the Universe Ubuntu repository by default, unlike Ubuntu which leaves this disabled as it is maintained by the Ubuntu Community, and not the Ubuntu security team. Due to this it may not receive timely security updates.

Feature Support

  • 19.3 ‘Tricia’ is the last Linux Mint release to support 32-bit systems outside of LMDE. 32-bit software support is still supported, following Ubuntu upstream.
  • 18.3 ‘Sylvia’ is the last Linux Mint release to support KDE.

More information is available on the Linux Mint website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
cat /etc/linuxmint/info

You can submit an improvement to this page by visiting GitHub. You will need to fork the website and submit a Pull Request. A JSON version of this page is available at /api/linuxmint.json. See the API Documentation for more.