I am looking at buying a new PC in the next couple of months and I have been playing with Linux on and off for a couple of years (mainly k/ubuntu) but after looking at Mint I instantly fell in love, it looks nice and the visual enhancements seem to make life easier and I do not want the latest MS Windows thank you, but I have a couple of questions regarding Mint.
1. From looking at the FAQ's etc it looks like the recommended way for any new version is to do a fresh install, I would prefer to be able to do a dist upgrade, has anyone done this and how did it go as the instructions look fairly complex, also does anyone know if there are any plans for a tool like ubuntu to make upgrading to new versions easier.
2. I have an Epson DX4450 All in One printer and from googling it looks like they can be fairly awkward to get installed and working has nayone installed on of these under Mint and if so how easy was it to install.