Voice of the Masses: Best distro for older users?

A Linux Voice reader just got in touch with us asking for advice: he wants to find the right distro for his parents to use. They’re in their early ’80s and mainly use their PC for light web browsing, typing a few letters in a word processor, and playing the occasional Flash game. Right now they have a Vista box with 1GB of RAM, so they’re looking for a distro that’s not too heavy on the RAM banks.

We have lots of ideas for this, but we thought we’d also ask you, the LV community: what distro would you recommend for this scenario? What would be best for an older couple who know some computing basics, but don’t want to be fazed by lots of unfamiliarity? Let us know your thoughts and we’ll read out the best responses in our upcoming podcast recording!


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