Thanks for that.
AlbertP wrote:Mint 9, by the way, has support till April 2013, so if you downgrade from 10 to 9, you can keep using Gnome 2 yet another year before finally deciding about the future of Linux on your parents' computer.
To be honest I went with Mint 10 because I had a custom version (base Mint 10 with extra software) thanks to remastersys which I couldn't seem to get working right with Mint 9.
As for the future of Linux on my parents computer its not a real deiscion - it will be Mint just not sure what flavour (lxde or mate) unless I can convince them gnome 3 or cinammon isnt that scary
Of course plan B is, as always "if it works, leave it"