Hello everyone. I've been using Linux for several years, and have tried most major distros. I've mainly stuck to Gentoo the last few years because I like to tweak.
Finally got old and cranky enough to decide to use something that works without a lot of operator intervention and remembered how smooth Mint was (tried Felicia a while back).
Wow. I must say, the installer blew me away. That is. without a doubt, the easiest and most intuitive installer I have ever encountered. I have XP on sda, my linux disk is sdb, and the last 2 are 2Tb drives with my movie collection (all legit, I buy a DVD and copy the ISO straight to this system so I can serve it to the whole house on demand). This is absolutely the first installer I've allowed to format my linux partitions without manually partitioning. (I was a little nervous doing that though)
So far, everything I've installed has been good to go straight off the .deb
Kudos to a great OS
BTW, the x86_64 version of mint 9 from University of Tennessee stops after 5Mb