Linux Mint is a free and open source, community-driven operating system based on Debian and Ubuntu. It releases new versions every 6 month and each release is supported for a year and a half. It also makes periodic Long-Term Support (LTS) releases which are supported for a duration of 3 years and which are guaranteed to provide enough overlap to allow you to upgrade from one LTS release to the next. Linux Mint 13, "Maya," was released in May 2012 featuring the following upstream components: Ubuntu 12.04, Linux 3.2, MATE 1.2 and Cinnamon 1.4. Available in two editions, Linux Mint 13 features the choice between a productive, stable and mature MATE 1.2 desktop and the brand new modern-looking and exciting Cinnamon 1.4.