dstiles - 10:22 pm on Mar 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
I had a look at Mint yesterday: it may well be as good as advertised but is still based on Ubuntu, of which I have experience, so I wonder if I would gain by starting a new machine with Mint.
On the other hand, since it would be a new machine, I probably wouldn't have anything to lose. But does Mint have the same limitations as Ubuntu?
For the moment I still would recommend Ubuntu, although when I moved from Hardy to Lucid I noticed several features that were not as good and everything seems to be slower - I even had to tweak Firefox under the bonnet to get it to run above a crawl. And I still haven't managed to get my Brother scanner, which worked fine in Hardy, to work under Lucid except under root. :(
One thing I do know: my wife is not going to be pleased at moving to a Linux clipboard "manager". Windows Clipmate is far better than any Linux clipboard, most of which are either obsolete, frail or featureless. Klipper seems to be the best but too often the top clip loses focus.