I am still playing with Ubuntu. In a few weeks I'm going to test out Mint, at Melbo's suggestion. Let me tell you this much, The programs that are available at NO COST will blow your mind. Just amazing what a community of believers (in open source software) can put together and make available. It's amazing to see especially when you're used to the fear and cut-throat mentality of what you have to buy, or download with fingers crossed on your Microsoft machine; The package manager will make you teary eyed. sniff, sniff.