Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Linux distributions come through our office in a constant flood. Most of them stick around long enough for a quick try-out on one of our test systems or on a VirtualBox virtual machine. A few find permanent homes. We currently use OpenSUSE on servers; and Ubuntu, Fedora, and MEPIS on desktops and laptops. Now, we have a new resident on our desktop: Linux Mint 9.
We've been fond of Linux Mint for years, but our affection for it never quite reached the point where we wanted to use it on a daily basis - until now. It's not that Linux Mint 9, an Ubuntu-based Linux desktop distribution, has made any great strides forward; it's that the distro has continued to get better and better with each release.
Linux Mint 9 is based on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, so if you're already a Linux user chances are you already know its foundation.