The latest version of Mint known as Elyssa is out and very nice it is too. I’ve been running it as my prefered O/S for a couple of weeks now and it is proving solid and reliable. It was very easy to set up my NVIDIA card and my Wireless device. There are thousands of Free (as in Freedom as well as in Beer) programs available to download with the built in package manager and I was informed of all the updates that were available for me including security, usability, new features etc.
All in all a very nice Linux distribution.