i use ubuntu from a long time its verry nice and stable distro, what you can do in ubuntu you can do it on Linuxmint too, because the Mint is based on ubuntu distros still the differnce in the designe and some packges that are standart insrtalled in Mint and not in Ubuntu . lets give some screenshots . the menu is Mint is Totally different from the Ubunu
in the menu preference you have a big choise to manage our icons system menu , aplication menu, places menue . really nice
the Mint 8 is using a standart backup tool under administration making a backup of your home directory
The Upload manager : is standart installed is nice tool to upload files and folder via ftp , scp and sftp protocols . is realy reasy and powerfull .
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