CaptHilts, Ug! you didn't have to remind me of win7 without areo, I used win7 starter on this netbook for 18mths and is why I tried Linux Mint on a whim. I usually have to remaster any window$ at around the 18mth mark or it bogs down. Since then I'm now running LMDE and am very happy with it, installed the Win7HP on the other partition using my desktop copy since it's down for the count, mainly for any BIOs and firmware updates I might get. Then there are still some places I need to go that requires IE.
BTW: I like the splash paint wallpaper.
My desktop hasn't changed much.
-Acer Aspire One AO532h-Atom CPU-N450-1.66ghz
RAM- 2gbs-(Maya-Xfce) LInux 188.8.131.52-generic(i686)
-ASUSTek Computer INC. AMD Sempron 3200+ Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT- SB Audigy 2
RAM 3gbs- (Mint 13 Xfce - Mint 13 Mate) Linux 3.2.0-26-generic(i686)