I have been trying the latest Linux distros on my trusty Mini 9 (16GB ssd
, 2 GB ram). I started with Linux again after trying Windows 8. Same old problem with Windows...get a bigger SSD
I installed the latest Chrome Lime from Hexxah. It functioned pretty well but the Mini 9 hardware is just a little bit off. I didn't like the screen resolution and no sound.
I tried Xubuntu 12.04. Although it looked pretty good and handled my screen resolution OK it has a serious problem with the Software Manager that refuses to run on the Mini 9 and two of my desktops.
LinuxMint looked really good but it doesn't like my big monitor that has a 1680x1050 default resolution. In fact it would not even recognize that a monitor existed.
Vectorlinux??? A geeks nightmare to install compared to all the rest.
Lubuntu 12.04 is the best of the bunch so far on the Mini 9.
Zorin OS 6 Lite is next if it ever gets done downloading.