Originally Posted by mikedt
I've not tried that. AFAICT it's still Mint with the default Mate desktop environment, unless you change it. However it uses Debian repos rather than Canonical Ubuntu repo servers. That's why it's rolling release rather than using sixth monthly Ubuntu releases.
Correct. It uses Debian's Testing branch repos, which gives you more current software then using Stable repos. If you use Sid's repos, then you will get the bleeding edge software, but beware of breakage also.