Originally Posted by icemncmth
I will let him know about geexbox...He really just uses his computer for DVD watching and internet stuff..
I tried to show him Debian..but the apt-get thing is way over his head...
thanks for the info
Wait gooxbox isn't suitable for internet surf. geexbox does only play movies.
About Debian, show him synaptic, a little newbie friendlier than apt-get. Ubuntu is a debian clone for newbies and so is simplymepis.
Anyway, install him any distro with a desktop environment, like say KDE, fluxbox, Gnome or XFCE or whatever, download firefox or opera or dillo or whatever, then vlc or xine or whatever with the proper css codec and just put 2 icons on the desktop. He will not have to touch apt-get.