it'd have to go a long way to tempt me away from mint though
Don't think it would do it.
About SolydK, As a perfect noob, I didn't knew this.
I tried to download it a few times yesterday but the server was permanently collapsed. It's taking 4000+ downloads daily
I finally hit it this morning (while americans sleep
) and managed to start the torrent download (only available in the main server and not in the mirrors). The download is going terribly slow. It seems there's a lot of interest in this distro. No wonders, it certainly Iooks promising.
Though I love Mint KDE so much, I'd prefer to stay away from Ubuntu based distros in favor of "plain" Debian. I don't like the route Canonical is taking lately and where Ubuntu is targeting.