I'm looking to get a little more familiar with using CLI and the terminal in Linux and I'm needing some opinions on what to switch to. I've used Linux Mint 11 on a different laptop and liked it alright, it looked nice after some customizing, and I loved packages and everything Linux had to offer.
Though I got annoyed with how much slower it was when connecting to wifi than when Windows 7 was on it. Also I think it was having complications connecting to my schools router. I wouldn't mind going back to using it though, since I only replaced it with Win 7 because my gf also used the laptop and was annoyed with wifi issues and a few other software issues.
So anyways, I'm using a Thinkpad T61 with 3gb ram, 80gb hd, 1.8gh Core 2 Duo
Looking at mostly: Mint 12, Mint 11, Ubuntu 11.04, latest stable Debian (6.x?) (though I am open to other distros as long as they're stable, as well as older more stable version of distros that I listed)
I've heard many times of how people dislike Unity with the new Ubuntu - after doing some research, I'm not sure sure I'll like it either but I'm open to trying new things.
Pretty much, for me, it boils down to Mint 11, Mint 12, or latest stable Debian.