Leosghost - 10:38 pm on Mar 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
Mint is in large part unbuntu based ..
but is ubuntu how it should've been done ..;-)
In terms of flash and stuff, it may not come as part of the base distro if it's not open source or gpl. The distro I use has seperate repositories for all that stuff. And I subscribe to a paid version that I think gets me extra stuff like drivers.you have to install that stuff separately.
In the "complete" version of Mint .. free and downloadable at the link I gave above ..all those things are included and taken care of ;-) .no "separate" install needed ..no playing with the Terminal and CLI if you don't want to ..and easy intuitive access to the Mint repository and other repositories ...
And the same downloaded iso, when you've burned it, is a "live" version so you can test it and see if you like it ..it won't change a thing on your windows or other OS box ..
And if you want to install it permanently the onboard graphical partition manager is the easiest and most intuitive there is.
Oh and from a designer's and usabilty point of view ..Mint is so much nicer looking than ubuntu ( even tweaked ubuntu )..and you can make it better, easier than you can with ubuntu.
Btw. I've run both ..;-)