I am considering trying out Mint Linux, however before I take the time to download the ISO and then do an install I would like to know how closely Mint is to Ubuntu. Does Mint use the Pulse audio system? If it does I will not waste the band width downloading Mint because I have had nothing but problems with Pulse Audio with Ubuntu and do not want to repeat the experience. Also does Mint set up a traditional root user account or do they do things exactly like Ubuntu?
Thanks for your help,