Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I have written about Linux Mint enough times, and recently enough, that I don't think it is necessary to re-hash all of the advantages again here. I will only say that Linux Mint is in my opinon one of the absolute top two or three Linux distributions in terms of quality, content, support and continued development.
I have installed the new release from scratch on pretty much everything that I own right now - including my trusted old friend the HP 2133 Mini-Note. The details of those installations might be of interest to others, so I will include them here. But before doing so, let me say very clearly one more time, so there can be no misunderstanding, the "problems" that I mention below are nothing more than a fly in the ointment. With the exception of the "ClickPad" on the HP Pavilion dm1, every one of them could be fixed in a minute or less, and I consider the ClickPad to be an HP (Synaptics) problem, not a Linux problem.