Hello Mint community!
I got here rather by accident
I have spent the last few weeks distro-hopping, trying to find a good distro for my new neighbor, the quintessential, 60 year old, widowed, internet addicted Gramma, who knows zilch about computers, but knows she's tired of Windows, and wants to try that "Free Linux thingy someone mentioned"
I have been a SuSEr for some time now, and had no intention of switching for myself. I tried PCLOS, 7.10 (K)Ubuntu (don't get me started on the problems in THAT one...), SimplyMEPIS, and a couple of other "out-of-the-box", beginner freindly distros. I told her I couldn't recommend SuSE to a nub
Had looked at Mint in the past, but was concerned about the upgrade/update problems. Did a random browse of your forum this morning, saw it was taken care of, and decided to give it a try.
Needless to say, I'm beyond impressed. Wonderful menu. My favorite apps, by default. Superb assistants. Mintinstall is great. Mintupdate worked without a hitch, and is actually better than any other update manager I've used, and couldn't be better for the new user.
I decided it would be the perfect distro to introduce someone to Linux with. The others ranged from great - superb in their own right, but there always seemed to be something that made me say "Well, that could be a problem for her..."
Funny thing, though. It sold itself to me, too
Didn't expect that, honestly. I have been perfectly happy with SuSE forever. But Clem's community involvement and transparency, the quality of the distro and it's vision/roadmap. The tools. I could go on.
But you already know this
So, expect to see me around. I'm here to stay. Having fun exploring at the moment
What a great job you all are doing! No wonder this baby is climbing the charts! It's going to be a great ride!