I may well be insane, but I read into the original question the intent to "learn linux". Mint and Zorin are great and user friendly and all, but you won't really "learn linux" (whatever that means) by installing them. I stand by my opinion that Slack, Arch or Gentoo are better ways to educate onesself in this way.
"I am looking to learn linux..."
I can quote things out of context too :=}
Seriously though, I think we agree bimsebasse. Mint and Zorin are
easy for newcomers. The ones I mentioned are simply more educational, and Slackware is the easiest of them to install (in my insane opinion).
In closing, a shout out to omegadot for grasping and expanding upon the point of my initial response. What he (or she) said...