Mint Linux is based on Ubuntu Linux. This distribution is proving to be very popular lately. The focus of Mint Linux is ease of use and that everything should work without having to install additional applications or drivers. This distrubution is really good for people who are new to Linux and want things to work right out of the box. Codecs are already installed and adobe flash as well. In order for the masses to adopt Linux we need a distro that has a friendly user interface and functionality. Mint Linux is a good step in the right direction. Make Linux as easy and trouble free as possible. To check out Mint Linux go to their website.