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buzz wrote

you could try elementaryOS (i say with no experience using linux in any capacity)


edmund_the_destroyer wrote

I used elementaryOS for a few years. It's nice, but it has a user interface similar or maybe identical to Apple's OS X. I don't know how close they are, I haven't used an Apple product for more than a few minutes in decades. So if PerfectSociety likes an OS X -style interface, it's a good fit. If they are more comfortable with something like Windows 7, less so.

For what it's worth I use Ubuntu MATE Linux, which has a similar user interface to Windows 7 except that by default the menu to access features (like the Windows 7 start menu or programs menu) is on the top left of the screen instead of the bottom left. Xubuntu Linux also has a default layout like that. Both can be adjusted to match the typical Windows 7 approach, but I got used to the menu at the top.

But again, pressure to switch is counter productive. I would be pleased if you and PerfectSociety gave it a try, but I won't condemn you otherwise.