@Jeannie__ It’s meant as a temporary replacement for my dad, so he has a machine to work with while I clean up his malware infested almost-upgraded-me-to-Windows-10-without-me-telling-it-to box in my own time (which’ll likely be a matter of nuke and clean install).
I don’t feel like having to try and “fix it” in only a few hours while I’m at my parents’ place some 60 km away.
When there, I wanna spend time with them, not their machines.
Also, I want to take this opportunity to make him open his welded-shut eyes to other operating systems, as he doesn’t want me doing anything to his computer as “it works, doesn’t it?” and he hates trying anything new, he’d probably still run DOS if he could, so multibooting his good old trusty Windows with that weird, magical Linux is not an option. Kinda hoping that before I even return his own machine he’ll tell me he can actually “work with this Linux thing” and he’ll finally let me install it on his box ;)
I do want to give him options though, something “similar to Windows” but not as similar to it (read: as buggy and increasingly locked down) as KDE, and something completely different (Gnome 3) just to open his bloody eyes.
Cinnamon will be the primary choice though to keep things simple and reasonably familiar for him.
Thank fuck he stopped using Outlook years ago…