Why I'm excited for Linux Mint 16, even though I don't like Mint
Every six months, my world gets thrown into a state of pure, blissful chaos.
New, major versions of the big Linux distributions tend to hit every half year - one batch in the spring, another in the fall. As a person for whom the "Linux Enthusiast" moniker certainly applies, I have grown accustomed to this bi-annual state of unrest.
Case in point: Over the next six weeks, we will see big new releases of Ubuntu (13.10), openSUSE (13.1) and Fedora (20).
Do I absolutely need to install each of them? No. Of course not.