Linux Mint 7
Linux Mint has always been a great distro, taking the excellent points of Ubuntu, and removing some of the bad points, such as the lack of multimedia plugins, and replacing the warm brown with a cool crisp green.
Therefore, my expectations of the latest version were high, especially considering the excellence of the latest Ubuntu release. I downloaded the Live CD and installed it upon a Virtual machine. The Live CD was average as Live CDs go, but Mint’s simple elegance came through.