i would really like to try linux on my mac mini. i love the idea of open-source. anyways, i feel i am a bit lost on what to do. with boot camp, there is a process that guides you along for installing windows on your mac. is there something similar for a version of linux or better yet, can it be installed via boot camp? i would like for me to be able to select my operating system at boot-up, similar as you can with boot camp. also, i hope this isn't too off-topic, but what linux distro do you recommend for a first-time user? i have looked at both ubuntu and linux mint and will probably use one of those two.