dkd903 (1156359) writes "The Linux Mint team has decided to ditch Kubuntu for the Linux Mint 11 KDE edition due to the lack of performance and the amount of resources needed by the Kubuntu base. Linux Mint 11 KDE might be based on Debian instead." Link to Original Source
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.