First of all, some distributions of Ubuntu are not for certain computers. I have had issues with my computer since I tried to install Ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala. Jaunty was one of the best ones that I have used. I changed around because I got tired of using Ubuntu all of the time. I researched several different distributions and found one that worked for me. Linux Mint.
After searching the Internet for the right Linux package for me, I finally installed Linux Mint. Linux Mint is an aesthetically pleasing Linux distribution that is full of applications useful to those with creative and enterprising minds. It is quick to load, flexible to the individual person and very nice looking. The system has four levels of cosmetic things to use. Compiz is integrated into the system to give an extra boost of cosmetics to the system.
The applications in Linux Mint are very good. It comes with OpenOffice 3, The Gimp, and a xchat client that uses all the major messenger services on-line. It doesn’t just have msn, yahoo and aim. It has much more to use like jabber and irc. The operating system also uses things like a bit-torrent agent, ftp server, and much more.
One thing that I have seen about Linux Mint is it is very fast. An application that works with repositories may freeze it for two or three minutes, but it’s back up and going again very quickly after it finishes. Mozilla Fire-fox is the web browser for Unix/Linux based systems which is really good. There’s no need to use windows Internet explorer for slow and dragging situations.
My grade for Linux Mint would be a 9/10 for the little freezes. Other than that, the system is really comfortable and user friendly. I don’t particularly like the task-bar for the system because of the windows style. However, the taskbar does categlorize your applications due to office, graphics, accessories and etc. The system has lots of potential so I donated just a little bit to the programmers of this distribution.