Hello Mint brethren,
I am a newbie to Linux, and a convert from the MS Windows. I started off with dual-booting Linux Mint and Windows 7. At first it was with Live CD, then live USBs, and finally multi-booting USBs with different Linux OSes. I've tried KDE and Gnome,etc... I only use Windows occasionally on my personal computers. My favorite Distro is Linux Mint and though I like Mate, I use Cinnamon more often. Besides enjoying my time abroad in Europe enjoying culture, I am definitely Mintspired and spreading the word
Linux Mint is great and Beginner friendly!