I bought a Dell Inspiron 17R 5720 today. It came with Ubuntu 11.10 preinstalled. I tried it out, but it's something terrible. First of all, it's pure Unity without gnome 2 or even gnome 3 (only Unity/Unity 2D). I was unable to find synaptic, but somehow opened a terminal and tried to install ubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop, but first is installed already and second is not found. I could've installed Ubuntu 10.04 on it (I use it on my desktop), but probably not all hardware will work properly. So I wonder if I should keep it (somehow install gnome 2, perhaps?) or move to another distro. Currently, I'm considering Mint 13 with MATE. Any advices?