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Mint (cinnamon) would be my recommendation. But if she can try something a little different ElementaryOS is my favourite flavour of linux.


This. Linux Mint is a very user-friendly distro, looks great, functions well, and is a nice simple layout that most Windows users should be comfortable switching to.

http://www.linuxmint.com/






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Scratch all of that, looks like you took the previous advice and gave it a shot. Good to hear! Let us know how it goes and how she likes it.
    
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There's something about Mint that just doesn't do it for me... I don't know what it is.

But anyway OP, I do hope you enjoy Linux, keep your mind open and I think you'll have an excellent experience. smile.gif
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Mint works pretty well. Lots of people don't like Ubuntu often because Unity is slow, but I use it on my laptop and it's totally fine for me. It's sort of a good "out of the box" OS that doesn't really need a lot of command line knowledge. Mint is also like that. There are some other linux variants that also mimic windows 8 and xp, if you really want that "windows look".
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post #24 of 26
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There's something about Mint that just doesn't do it for me... I don't know what it is.

But anyway OP, I do hope you enjoy Linux, keep your mind open and I think you'll have an excellent experience. smile.gif

I find it to be a little "soft" looking. Not as crisp and clean cut as some of the other distros out there. I really like it for its simplicity and user-friendliness, but I know what you mean.
    
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mint cinnamon up and running on the laptop. going great thank you all
     
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mint cinnamon up and running on the laptop. going great thank you all


Good to hear. And with this being OCN, if you have any issues or questions about how/where to do stuff, just ask thumb.gif
    
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