I am faced with a bit of a challenge. I have a co-worker that is not very tech savy AT ALL. Especially when it comes to computers. I recently did a tune-up on his laptop and was amazed it could even function with all the bloatware, spam, spyware, malware, etc.! After sitting him down and talking to him about his bad habits, another co-worker and I decided that a custom Ubuntu build might be perfect for him. All he really does on is machine is watch movies, create documents and powerpoints, and browse the interwebs.
The challenge: His machine is an older HP running windows 7 on 4gb ram. I will get the exact model tomorrow. What I would like to do is setup a lightweight, easy to use/migrate, idiotproof OS. I think one of the many flavors of Ubuntu is where I will start, but I need to make it look, act, and feel like a windows machine. At least until he becomes more familiar to linux. I will be his system admin/teacher while he learns the new OS. Another challenging aspect that I want to add down the road is a certain database (can't recall the name right now) that is used by private investigators and bailbondsmen to preform skiptraces and such.
Any ideas and/or advice would be gratefully appreciated. I will update this post as this project goes on, and may even use recordmydesktop and make a video or two.