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By far, Linux Mint has to be my favorite, especially with the Gnome or Cinnamon desktop (I know you said you didn't care for Cinnamon but it improves a great deal with each new version and with Mint 15, is now a viable alternative to Gnome). It's clean, simple, and if I let someone else use it they don't have any issues trying to figure it out at all. For the most part, if you're using recent hardware, it works fine with the drivers it comes with. The only issue I've come across so far is that I cannot fold using the preinstalled Nvidia drivers. I also like it because the developers aren't weird and include proprietary DVD codecs.

I also like Debian but it tends to be a bit more finicky with drivers, especially on my PowerMac G4 which took ages to get the sound working correctly.
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Shnayvetchen
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1230 ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 Gigabyte Geforce GTX 670 Kingston HyperX Blu (2x2 GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
10 TB in RAID 0 of Derp Sony Optiarc 20x DVD+-RW Cooler Master Hyper N520 Linux Mint 15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ulitmate 22" View Sonic LED Logitec illuminated keyboard Xigmatek NRP-PC601 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Logitech G500 Handmade Oak desk Harman/Kardon Soundsticks III 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
Motorola PowerPC 7455 ATi Radeon 9800 Mac Edition IBM Deskstar Mac OS 10.4.11 
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Debian Linux 
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