I have been a Linux user for a while now and just upgraded to Mint Linux 13 Cinnamon. Does it get much better than this! I am forced at work to use Windows and the family are all Mac users. I have to provide support to numerous relatives across a number of platforms. I have been reluctant to move people over to Linux because it would create too much anxiety for me, but Mint Linux has reached that stage of maturity that it is a serious contender for the basic Windows user. (Mac users are an entity to themselves and not worth the bother of even trying to convert them!) I am seriously excited about the new distro. I hope to learn a lot more than I know so I can spead the word.