Is Mint a good distro for people who don't know how to use Linux and don't intend to learn?
I want to install it for my mom as her facebook and youtube machine.
umm, I use linux on my laptop as a htpc and it works fine for watching anime or browsing. I don't use it or anything else.
she's coming from osx which I don't know how to use at all and I don't know how to right click on it so I can't really help her when she has trouble with stuff and I had to format a usb drive to exfat just to help her transfer f iles.
My mom uses Linux Mint Mate on her laptop.
She's in her 70s.
She gets along just fine with it. Although, she never had a windows computer before. This was her first computer and I installed mint right away cause no viruses.
Just make sure you install adblock and show her the basic shit and she will be fine.
>an untested, unstable, niche distribution based on a deprecated Ubuntu whose only goal is too look nice while being idle
>a chinese fork of ubuntu with an icon theme and some side panel plus a dock
Why do you recommend things you're not really familiar with?
Ubuntu and its flavors are better in every regard than those spin-offs, which will be forgotten in a couple of years.
>coming from osx
I will re recommend elementary or deepin as they have an osx like layout. deeping has great right click support for uninstalling programs as well so it will be easy for her to manage.
i have no idea what im talking about. thank you for enlightening me, anon.