So after getting my computer and messing around with various distros have finally settled for mint. I have been using linux for years now (my dad installed mandrake on the family PC back when I was still at primary school) so whilst I have some previous experience in linux I decided to come here in case I ever need some help, moral support or just a shoulder to cry on. So yeah um hi.
For years my primary OS was Mandriva. I acquired a fondness of KDE also. My kids kept downloading and installing crap that would blow up their computers, so I put Linux on their machines and ended my fixit nightmares. I'm using Mint 14 KDE 64-bit now and loving it. I've been very happy with Mint since version 10.
HP XW8600 Work Station Dual Quad-Core 3Ghz Xeon CPU's 32GB PC2-5300 ECC DRAM Nvidia GT520 1G GDDR3 Graphics 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM Linux Mint 14 KDE 64-bit Windows 7 Professional 64-bit