This means that only the end user is to be blamed for having used the tool; no one else would take responsibility IF something goes wrong. Were it an inherent functionality of the OS itself, then I think it would be a completely different matter. I mean if Mint had come with such a disclaimer, most probably I wouldn't have put it on a disk and use it every day. Or is there such a disclaimer for mint as well? If there is, I have totally missed it.
This is a part of "About Us" (https://linuxmint.com/about.php)
which I choose to interpret as "some sort" of assurance as to the reliable functioning of the OS.The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.
. It works out of the box, with full multimedia support and is extremely easy to use.
. It's safe and reliable. Thanks to a conservative approach to software updates, a unique Update Manager and the robustness of its Linux architecture, Linux Mint requires very little maintenance (no regressions, no antivirus, no anti-spyware...etc).