And please post the "extra debs" in a new topic with an appropriate subject line so more people will find them
I just glanced at this topic but then I read this by Fred
Have you ever tried installing retail boxed Windows and associated software on random computers, both desk top and notebook? I suspect not. That would be a real eyeopener for you. I suspect that, "instant ease of use," would not be the phrase that would come to mind.
I have - I have had a computer retail web shop and I must say it can be close to hell, while installing Mint is - effortless. For me - not everyone can understand partitioning which is the only hassle in the Mint installation (in the normal case)