I have had mint installed for a while, but used our linux box less in recent times due to getting a MBP, and that becoming our main computer. However that has now changed, and we are using this fine OS regularly again.
I am a home educator from the UK, which means I educate my kids myself, rather than have them go to state school.
We are blenderheads!
If you haven't watched it yet, maybe go check out the recent open movie from the Blender Institute http://www.sintel.org/wp-content/content/download.html
to see where open source movie making is at.
My sons and I keep a small blog as well, which serves as one loci of our learning, and a place to link to our own animations. http://www.alternicity.com
Anyway, thanks for making a wicked distro(s),