Running the Live-USB now... It is fast. Clem and company have done a great job so far! It makes using Gnome3/Gnome Shell almost bearable. That comment is in no way a dig on Linux Mint, Clem or the devs. I'm just still having a hard time with Gome3/Shell. As stupid as it sounds, I really like and miss the Compiz options and desktop customization. That said, I will keep testing it. Maybe I will warm up to it. Again, great job! It is 10x better than Unity and "vanilla" Gnome Shell.