@stefan Salve, Stephanus!
@snowdusk Wasabi request: I Ran by Flock of Seagulls, please
@papa puppy looks cool.
where most people just need to access a web browser, almost any linux distribution will work for them...as long as the hardware works for them 'out of the box'.
you don't want a person's first experience of linux to be dealing with modprobe and other driver garbage.
so if they can flash a USB drive, they can try almost any distro risk free to see if it detects hardware, and see the interface.
@papa I think Kubuntu with KDE window manager (the style of interface) is a pretty friendly one.
ubuntu with gnome window manager is good too.
the best part of these 'basic' ones is there are so many resources online for when you need help.
i tried others like Tails (too specific in purpose), Qubes (too difficult), Manjaro (very different than ubuntu) but I like the look and feel of KDE the best.
Others have suggested Mint and Elementary (Mac like interface) too.
gotten my wife into privacy and security more and more...
-got her to run blockada on her phone
-we now use Conversations running on my Yunohost XMPP server for our phone communication
omg guys, she even asked me how to use Linux and i showed her. she's going to try using linux on her work laptop. i made it dual-boot for her.
crossing my fingers and hope it goes well for her.
PSA for parents
Today at the playground I learned of a gruesome injury that ER staff call "slide leg". When a parent and little kid go down a slide together, and the little kid gets their leg caught on something, the extra momentum from the parent's big body can cause the leg to...well...let's just say today we met a 2 year-old boy with a full leg cast, a victim of "slide leg", and the story sounded indeed quite gruesome.
Kiddo generally only goes down the slide solo, anyway, but now I'll be quite strict about that.
I think there's a great deal to be said in favour of the model of a timesharing system with terminals, but that it works best if (a) the admins are known to, & responsible to the users ; & (b) the terminals are made to be durable & supported for a long time.
Definitely the situation we have now is not like that at all.
US expatriate in Japan
Recovering politics junkie
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko