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Best Linux distro for a grandpa?

I've just installed Linux Mint KDE and while it feels a little stiff, I don't know any linux that's better.

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  • 5
    Elementary or Ubuntu.
  • 3
    Probably Linux mint cinnamon or mate? Something nice and simple
  • 1
    KDE or Cinnamon as DE I'd say. As for distro I'd go with mint/debian/ubuntu :)
  • 1
    @linuxxx KDE is stifffff, just as my post says lol
  • 1
    @HelloUglyWorld Then I'd go with cinnamon or mate!
  • 1
    @linuxxx I'll try both I guess, I also liked pclinux.
  • 0
    LXDE is very light, and is simple to use too.
  • 0
    JUST DOS BRO, YOU'LL ENJOY IT
  • 1
    Well, Lubuntu works pretty well for my sister, which has about the same technical competency as a grandpa
  • 2
    Consider this before installing linux on another person's computer:
    * Who can help him/her if you leave it with Windows? Probably quite a few.
    * Who can help if you install linux? Just you. You'll be the destination of all calls.
  • 0
    Hackintosh or Windows. Linux is not for people who aren't techy
  • 0
    Zorin OS, my grandma was used to Windows too much so this was a really nice free alternative after Windows 10 started crashing due to memory leaks of M$ apps that you could not remove or disable
  • 0
    Id say either go with Zorin, linux mint (mate and cinnamon are both fine, the latter is a bit heavier) or maybe ubuntu mate. The mate desktop is simple to use and it resembles windows closely enough that its easy for most to adapt to it quickly.
    With the last option you'll still be in the ubuntu world, so its easy to get support if you need. Lastly the software butique is a lot more intuitive to use than anything on mint (imho at least)

    Oh and fyi, linux mint kde is being discontinued from this latest version (18.3) so there is that :)
  • 1
    Installed fedora with kde plasma to mine, he learnt fast and like it (no tech ppl)
  • 1
    My mom had no problems with KDE back then, and that means a lot.
    I think as long as it's close enough to the Windows UI everything should be fine.

    Oh, and if KDE Plasma is too stiff you need to activate wobbly windows ;)
  • 1
    @austudo
    Not true. There are several stories of non-techie people who figure Linux out within an hour.
  • 0
    @RiderExMachina if they aren't a grandpa
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    @austudo
    I remember at least one story in particular which included a grandpa.
  • 0
    @RiderExMachina well that is just one of a kind.
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