Linux Mint 9 Summary: What’s the big deal about Linux Mint and why is it so popular among Linux users? It includes a number of improvements and tweaks that aren’t set up out-of-the-box in the base Ubuntu distribution. By Jason Perlow | May 26, 2010 -- 09:42 GMT (02:42 PDT) Follow @jperlow Previous | Next Image 3 of 9 Linux Mint uses the "SLAB" menuing paradigm from openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. Topics: Operating Systems, Linux, Open Source, Software Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.