Linux Mint is one of the most widely used Linux distributions. It was first developed in 2006 as an open-source operating system. Today, it has a base of more than one million active users and more than one hundred thousand “lurkers” every month. Linux Mint has become a fantastic alternative to the Windows operating system. The primary reason for that is that its extreme reliability. The main goal of the Linux Mint is to give a fully functional and feature-rich desktop operating system that almost every user can use at no cost and which is as practical, easy to use, and elegant as possible.

Linux Mint comes in three distinct flavors, each featuring a completely different desktop environment. The easiest way to install Linux Mint is with a USB flash drive. However, for some reason, If you cannot boot from USB flash drive, or you don’t have a USB flash drive you can use an empty DVD as an alternative.

  1. Cinnamon
  2. MATE
  3. Xfce

The most modern flavor out of the three is Cinnamon. MATE is the most stable and Xfce is the lightest out of the three. Now, let’s see how easy it is to install Linux Mint! You can download the Linux Mint operating system for free. Linux Mint comes as an ISO file which you need to burn to a USB flash drive. You can use a software like Rufus for this task. If you don’t have Rufus, you can download it from its official website. Without further ado, here’s a guide to install Linux Mint using Rufus.

  1. The very first thing you need to do is download Rufus and install it onto your computer.
  2. Then you have to download the Linux Mint ISO file. It is available on its official website. The ISO file is 1.86 GB, so it may take a while to download.
  3. Open the Rufus software by double-clicking on the Rufus icon.
  4. Then clickSelect Imageand select your ISO file.
  5. After that clickSelect Driveand select your USB flash drive.
  6. Finally, click on theStartbutton to initiate the process. When this process is finished, click Next, eject your USB flash drive. You can even keep it plugged.

Unfortunately, Rufus does not support Mac, but there is a solution. As an alternative, you can use Win32 Disk Imager. It is very similar to Rufus. You can download Win32 Disk Imager from the following website and install it following its instructions.

https://win32diskimager.download/

So, I hope the guide helped you, and Good Luck!