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    Question Setting up ubuntu for some older people getting their first pc?

    Some friends of my parents who are in their 70s are thinking about getting a computer to communicate with friends living in other countries and maybe use some basic photo editing software. I was thinking of installing ubuntu but I want to make it extra simple with a menu like Mac OS where the few applications they want to use will be right there, represented with pictures. Are there any versions of ubuntu or linux/bsd in general which are designed for this purpose?

    I will be setting it up and I reasonably competant with linux and computers so any ideas that require manual customisation will be ok.

    Thanks in advance
    rocktorrentz

    edit: I'm going to post this in another part of the forums because it isn't strictly about accessibility.
    Last edited by rocktorrentz; September 24th, 2006 at 07:20 PM.

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    Re: Setting up ubuntu for some older people getting their first pc?

    i just installed kubuntu for my father inlaw and he is 70. i choose the kde interface because he was used to windows. IMO kde is more similiar than gnome in that respect I left every thing default except increasing the font size for readablilty. thats it asfar as my experiance goes. good luck

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