I just upgraded from Mint 9 Gnome to Mint 13 Mate. Quite nice. Appreciate the upgrade.
Now to see if I can download You Tube videos and convert to MP4 as easily as Windows does with Real Player. That is about the only issue that keeps me using Windows once in a great while.
I have been using Linux since Dec. 2003. Love the security.
The only security issue I have ever had was with Yahoo email when my account was hacked for a few minutes and that was nothing to do with Mint. Someone notified me rather quickly and I changed my email password.
Lindows, Linspire, Freespire, Ubuntu, Mint 15 Cinnamon, Mint 16 XFCE, Mint 17 Cinnamon 64 bit.