I would like to use the beryl,compiz stuff, if it's avialable in mint, but haven't figured out how to find/install/configure it in mint yet. when I do, I hope it shakes like thunder
Beryl does indeed "shake like thunder" under Mint 2.2, at least in my experience and comparisons to other popular distros like PCLinuxOS 2007 TR3 and SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC2.
I find Minty Beryl is more peppy than with PCLOS or MEPIS hosts.
Among the distros that I recently test drove, only Fedora Core 6 betters Bianca for blistering Beryl.
The Beryl install process on Bianca is identical to Ubuntu Edgy, which is well documented (e.g. for nVidia
Linux Mint 2.2 (Bianca)
GNOME 2.16.1, Beryl 0.2.0, nVidia driver 9755
AMD Athlon XP2200+
ASUS A7V8X-X, 1152MB DDR333
XFX GeForce FX5200 AGP8X 128MB
ATI TV Wonder VE (Bt878)
Hansol 920A 19-inch CRT