Hello Linux “Lisa” Mint 12, Bye-Bye Windows 7!

My first dozen encounters with linux were not great. Driver issues, confusing OS installation instructions, Window manager– what is that! X? repositories? Gnome? KDE? What is that? Of course, all the websites I’ve built run on linux servers and I’ve had to configure mysql, apache, and other services on those servers, but a desktop pc running linux? Never! I need Dreamweaver, I need Eclipse! I need Filezilla, Apache, and Mysql!