Hello to all readers and posters-
My name is Amanda (shortened to Mander for online purposes) and I'm from lovely New York State. I came to Linux because of a bad experience with Vista after I was given a laptop by my husband as a surprise. I had been hearing a lot about Linux before then, but the Vista thing was enough to push me over the edge. I've been using Ubuntu since 2007, release 7.04, and have been very happy. I chose Ubuntu specifically because of the forum support, and I am hopeful that this forum will be equally as welcoming and edifying.
I'm currently running Isadora because that was the distro I had on hand a few days ago when I got restless and wanted to try something new: I had burned 9 last year and had tried it, briefly, but had set it aside when other things came up and I couldn't commit to fiddling with a new OS. My most recent Ubuntu release was 10.10, and frankly, I was experiencing a few bugs.
I am really pleased with my 2.5 days of using Mint so far. I actually have to admit that I felt quite foolish trying to figure out how to enable multiverse, the restricted extras, the "good/bad/ugly" set, and all that other stuff. After enough reading, it dawned on me that those steps weren't necessary. What a great surprise!
I hope to see more of this place over the coming weeks as I figure out the LibreOffice thing and fine-tune the workings of this great OS.
I know this is a purely stupid thing to say, but it must be known: green is SO much better than orange. I'm very pleased with the color scheme.
Acer Aspire 3680 -- 2GB/80GB -- Linux Mint 9/Gnome -- Admin of two additional computers, Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04 on a 3-computer LAN