This is the second time I’m putting Gentoo on my mum’s computer. The first time was a good year or so ago – however my own old laptop got a hardware failure soon after and so I *ahem* took her computer. (I’m innocent I swear!) She’s decently computer illiterate and has always wanted to learn. She recently got a new laptop, an Acer Aspire 4535 (it comes without Windows pre-installed).
Had to install it using the SystemRescueCD as Gentoo’s minimal install didn’t have the module for my NIC. Xorg is compiling, the holidays are almost over, and it’s time to overload my schedule again.
To make this a bit more computer-relevant, I ask you: what do you suggest I do to help make it “easier” to use for someone like my mum? I am planning a cron-scheduled usual sync, update, revdep-rebuild. I don’t think I can automate the etc-update but that could pretty easy to train I think. Kernel updates is going to be a hassle. She wants KDE and so that means unstable packages.