Hi all. I'm a Debian user trying to make my family use linux. So looking for more user friendly "GUish" distro.
I like your system very much BUT it's impossible to use it's guish features on small screens. I tried to put it on hp mini (10,1 screen). All the system windows (from the very install screen till screen and keyboard settings) don't fit on the screen and i have to guess which button i shall press to continue.
So now testing LXLE
P.s. It's a pity that there are no support for other DE (xfce... lxde..) I tried lxde and only part functions worked normally.
Sorry for my clumsy english.
First, let me say from experience that you are wasting your time trying to make your family use Linux. If they understand the difference at all, they'll simply ask to have Windows back so that they can run some specific software they're used to, even if there are better Linux alternatives.
Second, for a more user-friendly experience, try the main Linux Mint, now v18 "Sarah". XFCE is available. For that matter, you can run XFCE in LMDE2 also, and if you're a Debian user I would think you could figure that out yourself.
However, both versions are targeted at desktop systems. For something as small as you describe, you might try one of the tiny distros, maybe Damn Small Linux or Puppy. I have LMDE2 on a 12" Toshiba netbook, but I can't see running this large an OS on anything smaller.