Ever notice how Linux distros throw verbose garbage on the screen when you turn on or restart. Well the Mint guys done something wonderful.
“The other neat aspect of this Mint release is that boot animations have been eschewed. The reasoning for this is that it’s the only way to guarantee a consistent experience across systems, and the distribution now boots quickly enough for it to be no longer worth the effort of creating an animation.”
Consistent experience? Strange how Windows never had a problem with boot animations.