FedoraRefugee wrote: Why would anyone bother to learn how to use it when Windows came on the computer, everyone else uses Windows, all their software and any software they are likely to buy runs on Windows, any peripheral out there is designed to run on Windows, and anytime they need help they can get it professionally. Why would a "normal" person want to spend time dicking around with drivers trying to get their printer to print or their wifi to work? Why would they want to spend time trying to figure out Wine to get their favorite game to work?
I guess I must not be normal. If "normal" equates "Windows", then I must be certifiably insane. As well as Mac users, for that matter.
I can be paid to emulate normal, but I do not willingly use Windows unless a paycheck is involved for me.
I will grant you that Mint mostly does work and is easy enough for anyone.
In my experience, Ubuntu is just as reliable as Mint. Downside? A few things that Mint installs by default have to be added, and sometimes a couple extra months of "polish" can make Mint look like a star compared with Ubuntu.
Just be happy we have a choice.