Sometime early last year I tried Ubuntu 7.4 off the Live CD for fun. I never had really messed around with Linux so I figured I'd just give it a shot and see how user friendly it actually is. Popped the CD in, desktop came up, wife walked in and said, "I like that, what is it?"
So from that point on, she's been nonstop about switching over to Linux. For the most part, we just use the computer for basic internet needs, but we both play Worlda Warcraft and such and we have this Radeon 9200 that I just could not get to work for the life of me on Ubuntu, or any other distro I tried after that.
After getting frustrated with it and messing with it for about a week I decided to go back to Windows. Recently I started trolling the Ubuntu forums again and found a link to Linux Mint and I love it. My wife loves it. I actually got the 9200 to work on a fresh install from Ubuntu. Why it worked on Mint and nothing else, I'll never know, maybe I just did something right, but ah, it's amazing. Too bad I just ordered a new Nvidia card last night.
But man, I love it. It's clean, runs well, and most of all, easy to use. The wife has no problem getting around the desktop or doing whatever she wants to do. From the time the install was done to now, everything with it just worked. I didn't have the sound problems I had when I tried 7.10 or anything. Amazing.
You guys did a great job with this. Looks like we're here to stay :d