dstiles - 9:18 pm on Nov 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
Thanks, Guys. That, sadly, has answered my question. :)
I can never be bothered with dual booting/OS/etc. I run WINE on a laptop in order to access three Windows progs (MS-Access and two genealogy progs) and that's it. My wife runs Windows 2000 (for historical data reasons) and I have an old Windows 2000 development web server with a third machine as backup.
As noted eariler, I am likely to obtain a new desktop box in the near future - been thinking about it for months - and I may now put that one down to Mint. If that works as well as predicted hereabouts I will gradually move my Ubuntu apps/data onto it and finally rebuild the old machine to Mint - or possibly play around with it as a demo / mail / web server, which I've been promising myself for a couple of years.