It's good to see more and more people in the Forum. I guess, like me, they
found this distro very attractive,
This is what somebody should have done with Ubuntu long ago; give it a good and thorough sprucing up. In other words a good paint job was needed.
Of course the extra software is very desirable to most of us as long as it doesn't violate any laws.
It's a bonus to most of us newbies who have a difficult time adding software from other sources except Synaptic
The Mint is here to stay. Keep coming and spread the good word fellows
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Plato
here here, I have never been a fan of the default Ubuntu sludgy brown/orange blue is much nicer and Kubuntu just does not seem to work as well. The codecs are the bit that first attracted me to mint as I was fedup with trying to get codecs installed on my laptop which did not like any other distros that I tried other than Ubuntu.
Just put together a micro ATX linux box from mostly old parts (P4 1.6, cheap pcchips board, old ram, etc.). I Couldn't get Ubuntu edgy to install without errors, so I downloaded Linux Mint Bea and it loaded right up. Had to do a little work to get the on-board SiS 661 video working properly (I'm new to Linux), but now it works fine. Played music CD, DVD movies, and avi files without a hitch. Great distro - glad I downloaded it!