Thanks for your replies.
For once I am not blaming anyone. Why should I blame Mint when I am admitting myself that Mint is a real good distro. And the fact that it is free is really a great thing. I have also admitted that Mint has potential to compete with Windows. And to be very true I would love to move from Windows to Mint and keep it as my only OS in my desktop.
But as one of you says every distro comes with some strengths and some weaknesses. I am just pointing out the areas where Mint can improve and by doing so can really become competitive.
Most average users can not play tweaks and tricks with system, be it a DOS or a BIOS. Hell, most of the average Indian users don't know what the hell is BIOS. If someone think an average Indian user will be able to tweak his system with all the helps he needs from the advanced Linux users, then he should forget it straight away. Same goes with many other average people from different nations around the world. Here I must say we should not phrase them as Indians or Americans or British, but we can phrase them as average Windows users.
The fact is 90% users around the world use Windows. It may have its weaknesses and there are many, but still people prefer it over Linux or Mac. Why? Because it is very easy to use and it is supports almost all the hardware devices irrespective of the brands. You do not have to worry about your graphics card or processor speed or dvd-writer after a complete and successful installation of Windows. What you need is the extra softwares, and that too can be easily installed in the system.
So why an average Windows user will want to give up these facilities and move to Linux Mint? The answer is simple. Linux Mint is free, whereas you need to pay for Windows. There is another hidden reason. Mint is almost virus-free since viruses are mainly written for Windows, which makes Windows vulnerable. You can say Mac is also almost virus-free and you can use Mac then, but like Windows, Mac is non-free and also does not come cheap. So, better Mint than Mac.
Now, for Mint to compete with Windows, it needs to provide all the facilities provided by Windows. Means, it must support all the hardware devices irrespective of the brands, 'cause you can't expect someone to change his hardware just for the heck of using a particular OS. After a successful installation all the devices must work 100% without needing to do any tweaks and tricks. This is the most important and primary criteria for Mint or for any other Linux distro to become a good and standard OS who wish to be a successful desktop OS like Windows. All the other things come next. Infact, in case of Mint, the other things don't come at all. Because apart from the hardware issue, Mint is almost perfect. The software repository provided by Mint, or should I say Ubuntu in this case, 'cause Mint is based on Ubuntu, is great. Here you can find almost all the softwares you need and the installation process is also very easy. One can say Mint does not come with Games. But I don't think it's an issue, although this is solely my personal opinion and it may vary person to person. For those who loves to play games in their PC, you can easily download and install the games you want through Software Manager and that too with a single click. And yes, there are a large number of games available. Another thing I must add here, the Mint forum and also the Ubuntu forum is of great help. I don't think there is no other place in the world which gives so much support to it's users like the Mint & Ubuntu forums, though this too is my personal opinion. Hats off to them. Guys, you are doing great job. Thank you very much. For you only, one must try Mint atleast once. But I don't think any user after trying Mint would stop continuing with it, unless he has some hardware issue like me.
Anyways, the post is getting too big and one will feel bore reading it. So, the final words. All I want and I think there will be plenty of examples like me, is Mint to work for all of us, irrespective of nations, cultures, languages, hardware configurations, user type etc. 'Cause Mint is a blessing and all of us should be blessed.