That's a question, I have always asked myself. The only reason for me would be the Mint Cinnamon edition. But I won't use Cinnamon because of it's performance issues. Nowadays you can install Ubuntu Mate, so there's no need to install Mint Mate either... The packages of Ubuntu are better supported and they are more up-to-date. Installing *buntu LTS version would be the better solution for me, if I wouldn't use Arch Linux. Or do I miss something important? Booman, you are a convinced Mint user, why do you prefer it over Ubuntu?