dstiles - 11:09 pm on Nov 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the idea but after reading about Mint I decided to stay with Ubuntu, with which I am already familiar and which, given my reasons for the new machine, should also run all the apps I require with minimum setup problems.
I looked at Mandriva before my first linux installation and decided against it - no idea now why that was. :)
Thanks for your input on 32/64 and the OS variations, which tend to confirm my "gut feeling".