Yup, Mint is fantastic.
I, too, just tried PCLinuxOS 2007. It's a very very nice looking distro, and it's fast, and has really good GUI config tools. But it's repo is somewhat lacking, and it failed to properly detect my video and have 3d acceleration enabled.
I'm also a fan of Ubuntu. All around, Ubuntu is one of the best. Some much stuff "just works", and works well, both on the hardware detection side and the software side.
And then Mint takes the fantastic base of Ubuntu and adds it's own very very nice touches - great themes/LnF, extra gui config tools, It's own software portal, and of course pre-installed codecs.
That's really really tough to beat.
Great job, Clem and crew!
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