So, out of simply being bored I installed Oracle's VM Virtual Box and down loaded the ISO images for Fedora, Ubuntu, Gentoo, Debian, and Slackware... played around with them and found that I just like Mint the best. It was the easiest to install, has been pretty much the easiest to work with. I know I sung praises for it before, but I really like this OS.
Rather than doing the research because it prompts some discussion as well.... but what exactly does "based off Ubuntu mean?" I will admit that I liked Ubuntu before - before the whole Unity issue. And, I didn't like the increasing issues that Ubuntu brough with each new release - at least on my end.
But, I am curious what they mean by Mint being based on Ubuntu. Is it as simple as the team taking Ubuntu and "fixing" it (in a way that people consider Windows 7 just Vista "fixed?")
Also, if you run more than one distro of Linux - what do you run and why? What is second favorite flavor?