View Full Version : Why is Linux Mint called Mint?

August 10th, 2012, 01:46 AM
Is it supposed to signify the plant?

August 10th, 2012, 01:48 AM
Why is an Audi called an Audi?

It's a name that the makers liked.

August 10th, 2012, 01:56 AM
Minty Fresh I assume

August 10th, 2012, 02:15 AM
It's green.

Porcini M.
August 10th, 2012, 05:12 AM
Maybe the founders like corner-case problems which reveal worst-case performance scenarios for optimization algorithms (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klee–Minty_cub)...

August 10th, 2012, 07:17 AM
Why your username are "michelebachmann"?

Gone fishing
August 10th, 2012, 10:56 AM
Cool and Green?

August 10th, 2012, 11:16 AM
I think it's simply because the older version had a "mint coloured" theme. No idea if they still go with that theme these days but that was the obvious reason why a few years back.

It's more to do with the colour "Mint Green" than the plant. :)

August 10th, 2012, 12:02 PM
What answer was given on the Mint forum?

August 10th, 2012, 03:07 PM
Something fresh & minty.

August 10th, 2012, 03:08 PM
Because the Kool Aid Man is Red.

August 10th, 2012, 05:12 PM
Why your username are "michelebachmann"?

I was wondering the same thing.

August 10th, 2012, 05:26 PM
Let's see what today's set of questions are :)

August 11th, 2012, 08:55 AM
I was wondering the same thing.

I am her.

August 11th, 2012, 09:05 AM
I am her.
Yes, yes.

But why michele and not anything else?

Why bachmann and not anything else?

Why? Why? Why? :popcorn:

So many questions. So little time :D

August 11th, 2012, 09:21 AM
It's actually a massive conspiracy. Mint is an acronym M.I.N.T: Mind Infiltrating Nano Transmitters. When you install Mint it begins repurposing your computer to create tiny little robots the size of grain of dust which get flung into your face by the cooling fans. These things get into your brain and cause you to spread the word of Mint. Once they've got enough drones, the nanites will then activate some unknown, dread protocol.

Not true, but funny if it was :D

I think the mint green explanation is the right one :)

August 11th, 2012, 12:09 PM
The big question is, why Linux Mint instead of Mint Linux? :P

August 11th, 2012, 12:20 PM
The big question is, why Linux Mint instead of Mint Linux? :P

Let's really get going: why not GNU Linux Mint?

August 11th, 2012, 05:28 PM
The big question is, why Linux Mint instead of Mint Linux? :P

In french the adjective follows the noun.

August 11th, 2012, 09:20 PM
They went to randomwordgenerator.net and it gave them Mint. If I based a distro from that, it would be called abstemious.

I am her.
"I am she." :)

Are you the politician?

August 11th, 2012, 09:23 PM
In french the adjective follows the noun.

I believe that Samoan and Māori both have a similar convention, but we'd have to make adjustments because another convention is that words end with a vowel.

August 12th, 2012, 01:41 AM
I read somewhere they call it Mint because it supposed to be a fresh feeling because it's "minty clean"