Hello Linux Geeksters. Not long ago, the Linux Mint Team has recently decided to swap the adopt the Debian stable code-base on their Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) systems, starting with LMDE 2.0, codenamed Betsy.
New information about LMDE 2.0 has been released. It looks like systemd will be used as the default init service manager, like Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian Jessie and support for GTK 3.14 will be implemented.
Also worth mentioning, the developers have added a lot of improvements to the Cinnamon 2.4 Desktop, which will be used by default on Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca and all these changes will be also integrated in Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE).
For those who don’t know, Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is a semi-rolling Linux distro based on Debian, available for both 32 bit and 64 bit systems and using MATE or Cinnamon as default desktop environments. LMDE is not compatible with the Ubuntu-based Linux Mint systems, due to the fact that it is build on Debian, while the regular Linux Mint systems are Ubuntu based.