Hi Thanks for the reply, good to hear that the DX4450 is easy to install, I take it you have got the scanner working as well as the printer?
As for dist upgrading, when I look at a distro I like to make sure that I have everything covered and no surprises when it comes to upgrading. I currently don't have Mint installed (except through VirtualBox on XP), but as I several apps I use are a real pain (puppy/guppy for Topfield PVR + firmware upgrader to mention a couple) I dont like to have to re-install the OS plus all the extras everytime a new version is released if I can help it.
Linux Mint 7
HP G60-217EM Laptop
2gb Ram, 250gb HD (1gb Swap, 20gb root, 229gb Data)
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M
15.6 (1366 x 768) screen