"Cassandra Light Edition"
The purpose of the Light Edition is to bring a version of Linux Mint which doesn't contain:
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:
Support for encrypted DVDs
Support for restricted multimedia formats
Sun Java (replaced by GIJ)
This edition includes all other technologies from Cassandra and among them: mintInstall.
Linux Mint Software Portal
will soon contain .mint files for Light Edition users to be able to add codecs and multimedia support in one simple click.