By the middle of 2007-09 I was hooked on Mint 9 Isadora. Recently I have installed Mint 13 Maya on my wife's tower, and I am presently tearing my hair out, using a tower with WinXP.
I find that Mint is so much easier to use then any other Distro. Everything works out of the Box. Very little has to be tweak or altered.
The boot up time, and the shut down time has not altered. The Win XP is slowing down.
The main reason I love Linux: it works. Plain and simple. It means more productivity to me.
This is a guest post by Joseph Barr, which took part in the Linux Mint contest where the main prize was the book Linux Mint System Administrator’s Beginner’s Guide and the second prize was the Linux disk from Buy Linux CDs.