Hello. I am using Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit operating system.
I am aware there are 'many' distribution versions of Linux out there, however I cannot see where Linux Mint falls in relation to Ubuntu? ...where Linux Mint 'exactly' falls in the grand scheme of GNU/Linux too? I am told that some derivatives of Ubuntu include Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Lubuntu. Is Linux Mint a code name for one of these? I have learned the major popular distribution versions of GNU/Linux are Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Knoppix, Linux From Scratch, Morphix, Slackware, and of course Ubuntu. I may be missing a few too since there are so many. Actually I have learned that Ubuntu and Knoppix are derivatives of Debian. The popular Red Hat Enterprises distribution version is the derivative of Fedora. Does Linux Mint fall under one of these or has its own major popular distribution version?
Please explain in the grand scheme of things where Linux Mint falls as a distribution version under GNU/Linux and in relation to Linux Ubuntu.