Again want to say sorry.
i get a bit tired off all theoperatings systesm that have so it bad sides.
And mint 15 xfce is really good.
well previous mint versions did have a cripled ruined google search page. and some hinting driveing you nuts.
But maby thats fixt meanwhile in mint 13
you mean 13 can be upgraded to 17 wiyjout reinstall ? that woudl be good.
I think also that it maby muist be more clear what mint version is good for what function.
I go try mint 13.