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Is this normal?

Discussion in 'General Linux Discussion' started by Rymorem, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. Rymorem

    Rymorem New Member

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    I've used Linux before, usually under Ubuntu, but this time I'm using Mint and trying to delve more into being a advanced user. Last time I had Linux, I was fairly young and never tried too hard to learn the OS. I recently had Ubuntu 14.04 installed and decided to switch to Mint 17.2. Going through a few commands, I came across this and was curious if I'm the only one or my install didn't fully work like it should.

    Code:
     ~ $ cat /etc/os-release
    NAME="Ubuntu"
    VERSION="14.04.3 LTS, Trusty Tahr"
    ID=ubuntu
    ID_LIKE=debian
    PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS"
    VERSION_ID="14.04"
    HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/"
    SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/"
    BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"
     ~ $ lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID:    LinuxMint
    Description:    Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela
    Release:    17.2
    Codename:    rafaela
     ~ $ cat /etc/issue
    Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela \n \l
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    allenskd Active Member

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    This is completely normal. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, they also have a Debian derivative called Linux Mint Debian Edition.

    Ubuntu is also based on Debian itself, with the exception that Ubuntu is a semi-rolling distribution, meaning they continuously keep handing minor updates and security updates. When I say minor, you know when you see applications with versions 4.1 then see it this way "4" is the major iteration of the application and "1" is a minor release that only provides bug fixes. If you see another number "4.1.1" then you consider it as a "patch" of that minor version because nothing has changed since 4.1.

    That aside, think of Linux Mint as a distribution that polishes Ubuntu even further, with a few more application/library defaults (mp3 support, flash support on the get go) making it very convenient to new users.
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