I've read over some of the post praising Linux Mint, and there just isn't much more for me to add. You folks have done an truly incredible job, I love it. I started using an Ubuntu/XP dual boot about a year ago because I do everything (banking/shopping/paying bills) online, and I was worried about XP's security. I tried the Mac Mini, but found I didn't like the dock in Mac OS at all, so now the Mini is running Linux mint as well as of yesterday
Mint falls into that "perfect" category for me, flashier than Ubuntu, but not as heavy as Kubuntu....just right. The Menu is taking a little getting used to, but I totally love how complete and functional the menu is. So, over the last few days, I have ended up with Linux Mint on a Toshiba Laptop, an EMachines desktop, and a Mac Mini, all working beautifully. The Laptop is still dual boot, between Mint and XP, because of the winmodem. Up here in the backwoods, my DSL will fail every now and then, and I use the modem for a backup.
Very nice OS, and many thanks to everyone involved.