I finally got around to doing the install yesterday.
I wasn't able to be around much last weekend and I needed
to be home to make sure all is were working well and programs
weren't forgotten to be installed.
It took about 10 minutes to install, then I did the updates
and installed a few things.
I must say that this was the easiest distro I've ever installed
and configured. As smooth as silk. ZERO issues!
Thanks Neal, Tex and who ever else work on this.
You guys made my life easy.
After the install I added an account for the 'big guy'.
I got it all setup and added his bookmarks for him. So i played
with it for a while until he got up. After breakfast and some
TV he was ready. (here comes the acid test).
I rolled up a chair as he booted the machine. Right away
he knew something was different. The loggin screen was
different and I walked him thru it. (that was my only interaction.)
He looked around and the LX panel was familiar to him.
He went to the menu, found Abiword and launched it. Tried it
out... all good. Minimized, launched Tuxpaint, tried it... all good
here too. He then launched Firefox and saw that it was different.
(He's been used to 3.something). He found the search bar, typed
in a search, went there and launched a game. All good again.
He closed Firefox then restarted it. He looked to see if all
his bookmarks were there... All good. (Do I have a 5 year old
tester on my hands?)
Next, off to PBS kids. We both noticed that the video was
sharper and clearer then ever before. (I must not of had the right
After this he looked at me, gave me a huge smile, a big
bear hug and some kisses, then bounced up it down in shear joy.
This was worth more to me than any words could possible convey.
He used the machine on and off all day.. and quite happily.
Thanks again to all that made this possible!
You have made young child and his grampa very happy.