Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE): This is a version of Linux Mint built on Debian.
LMDE in brief:
- Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is a semi-rolling distribution based on Debian Testing
- It’s available in both 32 and 64-bit as a live DVD with MATE or Cinnamon.
- The purpose of LMDE is to look identical to the main edition and to provide the same functionality while using Debian as a base.
Quote from The Linux Mint Blog:
After a long reflection and many discussions the decision was made to switch Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) from its current snapshot cycle to a Debian Stable package base. The transition from Update Pack 8 to Debian Jessie should be smooth and similar to a traditional UP upgrade, in sync with the upstream Jessie freeze planned for November this year.
For more info on LMDE see Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE).