Many Linux Users are more and more desiring Security both on their desktops as well as via their online communications, these additions should be included with future Linux Mint releases to enable those features from the very beginning:
OpenPGP to provide a 2048 bit RSA encryption mode to the existing Thunderbird Email package.
Xchat-otr to provide strong encryption in private chats to the existing XChat package.
TrueCrypt to provide strong encryption possibilitys to the entire HD, Partition or User Volume.
The option of using a USB pendrive 1 megabyte keyfile.zip or security token to supplement the password login, making defeating the users login password much more difficult.
(Zip routinely uses hyperextended characters w/o spaces making them ideal for extremely strong password based keyfiles)
With TrueCrypts auto-installing package, the Linux-Mint team should make some effort to add the download link and simple run cmds into the distribution packages.
Countless Linux Users trying to upgrade to Mint 12 have been literally beset with Video Driver conflicts with Gnome 3x. Anyone visiting the Linux Mint Help IRC channel will see them first hand parade in with that very problem, one after another.
My suggestion is for the Linux Mint XX LiveCD to have a video testing wizard to make certain the video card, drivers and resolution is adequate and at least operating at a minimal basis before telling the installer it is good to fully install on the hard drive.
Meanwhile until that foobar is corrected:
List the resolution changing apps for users to try to repair their video driver and/or resolution problem.
Provide the steps to-do when the Mint Linux user boots into a system where the desktop panels, menus are all invisible. How to proceed to fix the problem if possible using the Terminal CLI commands.
My Thanks to the Linux Mint Team for their consideration.