[kwlug-disc] Desktop linux for Gramps

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Thu Dec 3 12:49:33 EST 2009

Ubuntu (or Kubuntu if you are a KDE person) fits the bill here.

I can't remember if Firefox is installed by default or not, but it is easily
installed from the repos. Browse to Youtube, and it will prompt you to
install Flash.

If you go the KDE route, then you can use Kopete for instant messaging.

Open Office is included.

For mail, it depends on what they are used to. If they want to use
Hotmail/Yahoo Mail/Gmail, then the browser will suffice. Otherwise, there is
Kmail which is a very good mail client.

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 10:50 AM, Insurance Squared Inc. <
gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:

> I'm starting to build a desktop machine for my mother, followed shortly by
> one for my sister.  Neither are computer literate, this is an email/web home
> machine basically.
> Any thoughts on how to build this machine? i.e. I would naturally install
> Mandriva with KDE because that's what I'm used to.  Any push to another
> distro or desktop?  Any must have apps other than what's typically installed
> with a regular distro?
> g.
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Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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