I am currently trying out Mint on my new laptop. I love its easy of use, and the fact that things simply works. My main issue at the moment is that I am unable to get sound from my headphone jack. After som searching it seems to be a kernel bug.
But the most annoying and intrusive behaviour is to be seen in Mint’s version of Firefox – the have their own custom google search. I like Google’s normal search result page! After some ranting on their forum, I eventually found a link to an old blog post explaining why they have included it. And I must admit – I understand their reasons. Also, I am very thankfull that they have posted a workaround or revert procedure on their own.
The reason is simple – money. They get money for using this custom search. So everytime we use, we are actually supporting Mint.
Read more at http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=142
I ended up installing the original Google search. Time will show which one I’ll be using.