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 the Light Edition provides a way for users to legally download Linux Mint.
The following components are not present in this Light Edition:
- Macromedia Flash
- Support for encrypted DVDs
- Windows codecs
- Support for restricted multimedia formats
- Sun Java (replaced by GIJ)
This edition includes all other technologies from Celena and among them: mintAssistant and mintUpload.
Note: You can transform Linux Mint “Light Edition” into Linux Mint “Main Edition” by installing “Multimedia Support” once the system is installed on your computer.
From: Linux Mint Website