Release Notes for Linux Mint 5 Elyssa Light Edition


The purpose of the Light Edition is to bring a version of Linux Mint which doesn't contain:

  • Proprietary software
  • Patented technologies
  • Support for restricted formats

In some countries where the legislation allows software patents to be enforced distributors can be exposed to potential patent threats. The Light Edition provides a safer way to distribute Linux Mint by removing patent-encumbered components.

The following components are not present in the Light Edition:

  • Macromedia Flash
  • Support for encrypted DVDs
  • Windows codecs
  • Support for restricted multimedia formats
  • Unrar
  • Sun Java (replaced by GIJ)

The Light Edition also comes with Grub, as opposed to Grub-GFX which comes with the Main Edition.

This edition includes all other technologies from Elyssa. Please refer to the Elyssa Release Notes for more information.