Charlie Another nice review. I've bopped around the Linux world and I've tried quite a number of KDE distros but I always seem to come back to Linux Mint. Why? Well, it's a combination of things: it's nubie friendly, has a clean & polished look, runs stable and secure, uses the huge ubuntu repositories, has many apps that are best in class, is extremely customizable, and has a nice selection of well thought out applications that are adequate without being bloated. This is a combination that will win every time. Kudos to the Linux Mint team for producing such nice software and remaining faithful to the needs of the desktop computer user. That's saying something when everyone else is minimalizing and dumbing down their software, trend pandering to garner a greater share of the small devise market.