"I have used Ubuntu for almost 2 years and was completely in
love with Ubuntu. One fine day my UPS gave up and my lazy self
never allowed me to buy another. The result, after 5-6 power offs,
my root file system was corrupted. I had to do a manual 'fsck -y'
to bring it up. I thought all is normal now, but after the second
normal reboot, the files system completely gave up and no amount of
fsck would help. It clearly means a re-install. It should have been
OK in normal circumstances, but I was in the middle of a release at
office and had no time for even small configurations. Hence instead
of using my favorite Automatix, I went ahead with Ubuntu Mint. Oh
that was a changing point. Mint is Ubuntu modified and Mint'ified.
I have KDE on my Arch Thinkpad, so the greenish theme of mint was a
welcome change from the brown Ubuntu. Mint had installed almost all
the required software and codecs for me and enjoyed Mint for one
month. I thought now I have Ubuntu + all the codecs, without and
configurations. What else could I ask for...?"