I just wanted to take a moment to praise and give thanks to Linux Mint and everyone who makes it possible.
My father is about 60 years old and he is not very tech savvy. He uses facebook, shops on ebay, and takes pictures and what not, but I was always having to do tech support for him because he was picking up malware on his windows laptop. Once he didnt want to bother me, so he took it to a big chain store and paid a huge amount only to have them wipe and reinstall windows.
One day I decided that I would install Linux Mint for him to eliminate the malware problem. I was a little worried about him being comfortable with a new OS, and I know that it's hard to avoid having to use the terminal occasionally on a Linux box, but I gave him a quick tour.
Today I am visiting his home and needed to use his computer and I had forgotten that he was using Mint, and I just realized that it has been over a year, maybe two years since I have had to do anything to his computer. He does everything he likes to do. He has never asked any questions, or gotten any malware. NONE!
You have truly created a stable, user-friendly OS. Thank You.