"Ubuntu is dominating the mindshare for desktop distros, but
there's still a place for rivals – even those built on the
Ubuntu foundation – to take things in different directions.
Mint attempts to create a more polished desktop with a focus on
usability and elegance. The core version, like Ubuntu, is based on
Gnome, but is accompanied by packages based on other environments
– in this case, KDE. But the big question is, can a KDE
flavoured Mint do better than Kubuntu? Read on to find out.
"Part of the project's ethos is to have all your hardware work
out-of-the-box with no configuration. In most cases, that's what
happens. We had some installation issues, but a search of the web
didn't find anyone else having the same trouble, so we think this
was an isolated problem."