I found Mint to be easier to use than Ubuntu just like others have said. For me, it was a DVD application that works without having to configure.
The only issue I had was the system seems to have a couple issues as I got more updates so I slipped in another IDE drive and installed Mint again. Very easy to setup like the first Mint but I do not do updates anymore. Right now there are 291 updates waiting.
Besides, it is always nice to have a spare drive ready to go. Some years ago I had a drive fail. I have a hard drive rack in the desktop.
Lindows, Linspire, Freespire, Ubuntu, Mint 15 Cinnamon, Mint 16 XFCE