Hi i'm new to the forums and linux mint. I briefly trialled an earlier version (7 i think) and have toyed with Ubuntu and YDL on the PS3, but have always ended up using Windows again for compatibility and because SWMBO uses the same laptop.
I finally decided to take the full plunge into the world of linux after getting another virus on my windows 7 install (despite having av software) and mint seemed like the logical choice for me.
I can honestly say i'm loving it, and the developers have done a fantastic job at building a custom derivative of ubuntu 10.04.
to show my support i have donated $10, i would have donated more but this is all i can afford right now.
Anyway, keep up the great work - you've definitely got a new long term user here