I have a friend who's computer suffered a horrible fate by the hands of windows' insecurity. Anyways, I have been so indulged in linux for the past few years, remembering what it is like to be a linux newb is hard for me. Personally, I've moved on to distros that require a little more work.. but I like to tinker, and doing some work to get things working is in a way fun for me. I'm sure many of you can relate... However, aside from my own personal 'sickness' (:P) i'd like some input about unleashing LM11 on somebody who's never used a linux distro before. For the most part this person checks their e-mail and plays web games.. nothing extraordinary or anything, but since I haven't fired up mint in a while, i'd like to get some feedback from the user base before doing this.
If there is anyone new to linux, and decided to try Mint (standard release, nothing special).. do you think this is a good distro for non-techy people to start with? I ask mainly because I don't want to land up being permanent tech support for them, but as it stands.. they don't want to pay for Win7 (on a dated machine) and my only suggestion to them is linux.. This person does not want to get 'down and dirty' with the CLI, or have to edit any config files. THIS PERSON DOES NOT WANT TO TINKER. so, as a new (or relatively new) Mint user, I'd like to know if LM11 was a good solution for you and would you recommend it to anyone else?