The same here.
I have little money to spend on pc's and other stuff, so I have a netbook working on XP and a tower on Win7.
Since the release of UBUNTU 6 I installed it several times. Good stuff, works better than Microsoft distributions, but I never took the decission to stay on Linux.
Laytely I saw a magazine talking about a match between UBUNTU and MINT. So why not take a look, I'm interessed in discovering new horizons.
Installing Mint on my netbook linked on a 15" screen.
And BANG, an explosion. Speed of installing, of opening, it was just amazing, still quicker than UBUNTU.
OK, this trucker takes his netbook (Samsung N-210) in his truck, watching videos, playing a bit, using graphics applications. No internet on the road, therefore I have my Samsung note-2 (G3). And for not traveling screens I have a 17 " screen in my truck.
Know that I also have a (hp LS 750) printer in my truck (Recycled from friends for free). So I was preparing myself on the use of the terminal to install all that stuff. Installing ? I tried just to see what MINT's gonna say connecting an other screen, but it swapped as if the other screen was the first screen. Using only the monitor and disconnecting the netbook screen ? Cinnamon does it in a few clicks.
Fine, just a bit of "apt" and "cups" to find to install that printer. Mint says that he found a printer ? And what more is it works ? whitout using the terminal. That's strange. Do I want this printer to be my default printer ? That must be a joke, no need to use the terminal.
I'm a user of opera on my Samsung note, and I read several times that Opera is a real quick browser, what is true on my note, so I installed it on my netbook working with MINT14 "Nadia". And those two are like married.
2 months now that I took that look at MINT, and since, no openings with XP, I even found some games that I like.
For GIMP, PICASA, and other open offices, that all works just fine and all at speeds that are simply fantastic.
Let me finish in the language of Molière, "Merci aux developpeurs, vraiment merci."