I install , well not usually Debian, but MX-16 (before, the older versions)
anyway I install it to a few laptops for the kids here locally, when their
ms windows fails, which it invariably does,...
I don't try to mislead them, though, so I don't try to make it look and feel like
something it isn't.
Most of them like the XFCE , DE , after getting used to it, others prefer gnome,
none of them want OpenBox, or a WM, and something like the way I have mine,...
But I try to show them some of the various options, and once they start
catching on to it, they use the themes they like, backgrounds, etc,...just like they
did when they had windows,..
The main thing that is important to them as far as school goes , is that "libre office"
works, the teacher uses a windows PC, but also uses the windows version of
Libre Office,..but on the screen , it appears and works pretty much the same,
In other words, even though the teacher gives them examples, and assigments
based on his Windows machine, with Libre office, they can still follow the examples and do the assignments, using Linux with Libre Office, --- The same
applies to the browser, either Chromium, or FireFox, when online, and using google translate, or search, etc,... it looks the same as when using google translate
and search , on windows,..FaceBook looks the same, no matter what OS they use
as well,.. as long as it works, they don't really care what the OS is,and they like the fact that I also give them a "Live CD", show them how to re-install if need be, also show them how to use a usb stick to save data, or a "backup" of sorts.
The only other option, since I DO NOT do Windows, nor install it , the only other option for them is to take the laptop to the closest city, and have the guy that does do windows , re-install, etc,... the closest city / tech shops, is over 2 hours
away, not very convenient. Plus the "windows guy" is not for free, he charges them, I don't charge anything, I just ask that they pay the CD or DVD,or usb sticks, or bring one with them.
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