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Software installation on Mint is a snap
Installing programs on Linux is hard? Please. What's hard about using an app store style interface? Type in a name, dive into a software category, Mint makes adding news programs as easy as easy can be.
Mint screen saver customization
A small, but nice, feature in Mint 15 is that you can customize your screen-saver. Here, Clem, Mint's chief developer, is letting anyone who happens into his office know that he's out to lunch.
Yes, Mint still has the Linux shell
You can go for years now without ever seeing an old-fashioned Linux shell terminal, but it you really need it, it's still there and ready for you.