As some one new to Linux I have to say how much I love using Mint. It was so easy to install and to configure, far easier than other OS I have used in the past. Everything connected easily and without problems. I have had a minor one with it was it thinking I have headphones when I don't, but after worrying about it I now think I can live with it as it sorts it self out after a few moments. I did find that it ran a bit slow, but I installed an extra 2gb of memory and that has solved that issue. I know some think it is similar to Windows 7, but it is not, it is better because you don't have to faff about to get things working as you want them. For someone not overly techie like me I love it because it just gets on with things and you get on with enjoying your PC life again. I didn't want a Windows clone and I don't think Mint is, I think it is just a great OS where things are where they should be. I really would say for a pensioner like myself this is a great choice to use.