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
- 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.