carltonh wrote:Does Automatix2 have any important stuff not in Linux Mint? I ask seriously as I don't know.
Hmmm ... You can install some P2P clients not present otherwise in the Linux Mint and/or Ubuntu repositories. Skype and Google Earth are available too as far as I know (can't check this now), although you could install both using the downloads from their respective web sites, I find it easier to do this in automatix: just point and click.
So despite the fact that most if not all multimedia and DVD playback codecs are already present in Mint, there is still some use for Automatix, especially if you're looking for an easy way to install some extra software that you'd need to download manually otherwise.