I'm starting to get more calls for Linux installations and stuff... I booked another for Tuesday, even though it's a bit further away (40 minutes or so) than I would normally drive for a job. I'll do it to spread the Linux cheer, and also because the guy isn't going to find a shop around here that will do it. Most will throw up their arms and say "no!" (and admonish them for asking). I could have it dropped off, or meet him somewhere to pick it up but I feel this is something that will be just a waste of time if I don't spend some time with the guy to teach him to stand on his own two feet.
Anyway, the guy has a computer with Vista and "Linux Gloria" (which is Linux Mint 7) on it and needs a new distro. He's "having trouble" with Vista, and hates it. (I'll have a look at that too for him I guess... the having trouble part, not the hatred, which I will be only too happy to perpetuate)
So I figure Linux Mint 13 will be the best bet, especially since he's already kind of sort of used to Mint. That old Mint 7 Gloria distro would probably be Gnome 2 (he couldn't tell me and doesn't know the different environments) so my best bet is probably the Mate edition, right? That's the most "Gnome 2-like" GUI? (a fork of Gnome 2 if I recall). Or would Cinnamon be better? It looks a little more featureful. (I haven't used either of those). Cinnamon is like a different front end to Gnome 3 if I recall correctly.
He doesn't really know what he wants, so I am also considering trying him out on KDE, which is the richer environment by far. (We'll see what the hardware is like)