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    So before my parents decide to spend money on Windows+MS office, I decided to show them some linux distro's to see if they thought it was actually worth getting! So far I have tried JoliOS which is super simple but seems slightly lacking in driver support for sandy-bridge, and ubuntu which is a little bit more like a full OS but seems to be running a treat at the mo

    So was wondering, anyone got any suggestions for linux distro's for the type of person who once I showed him the web browser (which is chromium - nearly identical to chrome that he currently uses on my computer), proceeded to ask whether it could access a list of web pages he uses a lot.

    Still don't think they know what exactly windows and office are

    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    Don't think it gets more user friendly than Ubuntu.

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    • #3
      kubuntu ftw

      RIG 1: Core i7 930 @ 4.58ghz, 6GB OCZ Spec Ops, 64GB Kingston V+100 SDD, 1TB Barracuda, 5850,Win7 ULT x64
      RIG 2: Phenom II X6 3.50Ghz, 8GB Patriot, 40GB Mushkin SSD, 2TB Barracuda, 2x5770 XFIRE, Win7 ULT x64

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gmunday View Post
        kubuntu ftw
        Finally someone else who prefers the kde version :-)
        Originally posted by {SAS}TB
        Also gives me the chance to probe around the wife's rear end

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        • #5
          I like Linux Mint....
          posted by scrivz69
          I think I may leave this forum, it seems to be full of the village people.​
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          • #6
            Puppy Linux
            I've not failed. I've just found 10.000 ways that don't work!
            Dave Burnett

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jointhedotz View Post
              Finally someone else who prefers the kde version :-)

              yup, the kde version is the best!

              RIG 1: Core i7 930 @ 4.58ghz, 6GB OCZ Spec Ops, 64GB Kingston V+100 SDD, 1TB Barracuda, 5850,Win7 ULT x64
              RIG 2: Phenom II X6 3.50Ghz, 8GB Patriot, 40GB Mushkin SSD, 2TB Barracuda, 2x5770 XFIRE, Win7 ULT x64

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              • #8
                Linux Mint or Puppy Linux are the most user friendly in my experience.

                I personally administered Linux Mint to my mother.

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                • #9
                  If Ubuntu has worked so far there is no need to switch.

                  PCLinuxOS is apartly very friendly.
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                  • #10
                    I put on ubuntu last night - they ain't really had a chance to try it...especially as I broke it this morning messing around xD

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by msparsons View Post
                      I put on ubuntu last night - they ain't really had a chance to try it...especially as I broke it this morning messing around xD
                      Hehe.

                      My mother managed to use Ubuntu just fine a while ago. 'Ooooo is this a new windows?' >.<

                      i7 4960X, 16GB DDR3 1600MHz, Asus Sabertooth x79, Sapphire 290 4gb, Win10 pro 64.

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                      • #12
                        I am tempted to learn how to fix the problem (I was messing with desktop plugin things and now I don't have a top bar OR launcher!), but think I will do a clean install (it's dual booting Joli atm so would like to get that off as wel). Will make my parents sit and watch all of the useful tips/features it shows while you are installing xD

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                        • #13
                          Definitely Ubuntu.
                          i7 2600k | MSI GTX 580 Twin Frozr II

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gmunday View Post
                            kubuntu ftw
                            Originally posted by jointhedotz View Post
                            Finally someone else who prefers the kde version :-)
                            Originally posted by gmunday View Post
                            yup, the kde version is the best!
                            KDE4 is awesome, but Ubuntu's implementation is pretty bad. One of the worst KDE4 distros in fact. I my opinion ArchLinux does a much better job (or Chakra - http://chakra-project.org/ - for those who fear the command line).

                            As for best *buntu, I'd personally opt for Xubuntu just because it has a lot of crap taken out. Though the last time I used it, it was looking as bloated as Ubuntu is

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                            • #15
                              Linux Mint is quite a 'comfortable' ubuntu derivative which should be no problem for anyone who has used windows 95/98/XP etc.

                              I wouldn't recommend Arch for anyone's parents

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