to all of those involved with Linux Mint, thanks!
The simple install was just awesome and everything on my tablet pc is working, except Bluetooth.
I will be looking at the BT issue over the next couple days.
Finding a linux version that supports the Acer W500 platform was way more than I expected. The upside is the tablet feels more responsive than Win7.
FTR, I did need to use the keyboard during the install. After installing Florence the tab' is "tether-free".