Newbie to Mint, Have used Knoppix on bootable Flash Drive for years as an IT tool. Former Ubuntu user (may run a dual boot in the future). Upgraded to Windows 8 (Microsoft is trying way to hard to be like Linux and failing) from XP. May run a dual boot with Windows for gaming purposes and school, but probably not. Have a Bachelors in Business and Information Systems and an Associates in Information Technology. Love computers, guitar, and having fun.