I have no numbers about how common that scenario actually is, but I would assume that Linux Mint would be a natural choice for many people who want to provide their grandparents and other non-techy people with low-grade computers that allow them to run Skype, check out family photos, receive e-mail and little more. And it might be difficult to teach some elderly people new things like installing updates when you previously had them on auto-updating WIndows PC or on no PC at all. Even if you teach them to install updates, they might forget down the line, and a computer without security updates is not good news for anynone.Pjotr wrote:Having to click on an update warning in the system tray. And then having to type your password for installing the updates. I fail to see what could be so bloody awful about that, even in the eyes of the "unwashed masses".
Perhaps you don't imagine LM as an OS targeted at this group, but I believe the number of these (potential) users is bigger than you might think.
(Bash script sounds like a good solution, though [perhaps "because" from your point of view:-)] it will be probably found by fewer people than a checkbox in the settings.)