No! We do not need a “beginners” distro. Does Windows have a “beginners” ediiotn? Of course not!I have a digital camera with some settings that I do not fully understand. So what should I do? I experiment and look at the results. Truly, I would be disappointed if the camera offered me a “beginners” mode.Linux Mint disables some very useful Ubuntu features by default. Virtual workspaces for example. So how is the “beginner” to discover virtual desktops?Unadulterated Ubuntu is a good starting place for “beginners”. If you really need something simple, Puppy Linux would be my recommendation. The real problem here is the word “beginner”. Is a “beginner” a teen-ager with his/her first computer? Is a “beginner” an oldster with his/her first computer? Is a “beginner” a Windows user fed up with all the problems? Mint may be a crutch, but it’s temporary at best.