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Not sure how "friendly" puppy would be to the computer illiterate.
     
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post
Not sure how "friendly" puppy would be to the computer illiterate.

What would be so hard about it? Just boot from the media and go. Sure, it needs setting up first, but so does everything else.
If not, go with some LXDE love. Lubuntu or Fedora.
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post #13 of 18
I'm running Mint 11 on my crappy old laptop and it's working very well.
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post #14 of 18
Agree with above, an LXDE version of Mint would be a good option.
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post #15 of 18
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Jolicloud.

Ubuntu backend, and touted as giving new life to 10 year old computers. Should be perfect.
I'll agree with this. Unless your trying to do a lot more than web browsing, VLC, Gimp, Skype, or word processing. It does those things well, but not much else. Trying to force it to do other things, like VM, or Remote Desktop, will work, but will also result in some errors. Also, theres not a lot of customization to this OS. So don't go trying to change things like your mouse pointer, or interface color... again, it will work, but will also start failing hard after this sort of thing. Its really nice OOTB though! I totally suggest giving it a go! Probably the best interface for a netbook ever.

If anyone figures out how to set Jolicloud into LXDE instead of GNOME, please let me know. I think the entire thing would benefit greatly from a lighter backend.
Edited by StupidMonkey - 7/24/11 at 6:42am
    
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post #16 of 18
You can use Freedom Linux .
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#! isnt hard to figure out long as you know you right click the desktop in openbox lol
Kinda meh now...
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post #18 of 18
+1 for Mint, it's the only realistic distro for computer-illiterate people, without needing heavy modification before delivering it to them.

Depending on how craptastic that laptop is, LXDE will run but isn't as nice as the standard Gnome desktop. Mint XFCE is nice but old now, and the project is a bit dead (although it may have been picked up again, not sure)

Jolicloud is another great suggestion, but I've no experience of it. Very good reviews though
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