After a crabby installation process that I think have more to do with the ISO creator I used than with GNU/Linux, I have finally decided to try this distro out as part of my "trying out Linux as a daily driver" thing I am doing.
I used Backtrack and Kali before for very specific purposes before and did not often "REALLY" use it. So i tried cinnamon out and something bothered me. I am not going to knock cinnamon because of something I cant put my finger on. Needless to say, I remember the old distro of BT R.3 that ran with KDE and loved it. So I decided to give it a shot with mint thinking that maybe i am just being a little bitch when it comes to the UI.
sure enough...I love it. Strangely, I am actually both disappointed and overjoyed at how little I have to use the terminal. So far, in my opinion this comes as close to a windows replacement as it comes.
Getting deeper into it, I see my first problem.....stuttering in Team fortress 2. well, not just stuttering, but all out freezing with audio stuttering. I knew that the awesome could not last forever, but I do not fault it. running Netflix through chrome and being able to do a lot of things I did not have time to figure out previously (therefore judging too harshly) has put a lot of points in its favor.
I will try to figure out this micro stutter thing and see if it does it on a single player game like fallout or skyrim so we can see where we are.
If you are about to ask
I am running an FX-8320 (stock clock)
Nitro R9-380 OC
12GB of RAM