I have been using Linux Mint 13 on my laptop for a while and I am using it more than Windows 7 now
I have recently tried Linux Mint 14 but there is a cracking noise when I try to play music, I have looked into the sound settings and mess around with it but no luck.
I have also tried it on my desktop PC and the cracking noise is also the same as on my desktop PC. I have tried both the speaker and headphones but they have same cracking problem. My laptop and my desktop PC have AMD with ATI graphic. Maybe that is the source of the problem?