I've got a relative who wants to install Linux alongside Windows Vista on her computer. She has never used Linux before I would like some opinions on which distro to have her install. Granted I want her to have a relatively pain free experience so I've listed the two most user friendly distros. I also should mention that I will probably have her use Gnome since it's a little more new-user friendly She uses a Toshiba Sattelite ~It is about 3 years old ~Has 1GB of ram, ~Will have a 500GB SATA drive soon. ~Single Core Processor ~32-Bit Mint +Easier to configure post-install, since propriatary codecs, flash, etc are installed with the OS +Somewhat cleaner in appearance +Compatible with Ubuntu repositories ~Her Wireless card may work out of the Box -Harder to update, since it doesn't really give a convenient way to upgrade from one version to another via an Update Manager. Meaning you usually would need to download the iso of the new release and install it that way. Ubuntu +Easy to upgrade from one version to another +Easier to find support for +Craploads of packages +Her Wireless card worked out of the box on a Live CD -Not as easy for a new user to post-configure, since propriatary codecs, flash, etc are not installed by default. Although it can be done via Ubuntu software center. So yeah, just voice your opinions on this. Please do not suggest a distro that isn't listed here though.