"Sorry, my students' steady stream of 'your mom' jokes brings
out my inner 14-year old. However, this is the first in my series
this summer of training for the masses (see * for dummies) and the
point is that your mom (or your grandmother, or your most
typewriter-bound secretary) could quite easily Kubuntu (or Ubuntu,
or SUSE, or whatever). In fact, some fairly straight-forward
training means that the only piece of mainstream Linux that will
prove difficult for the technically-challenged user will be
"Given that, I'm not going to cover installation in this post.
Not only can it vary radically by distribution, but you wouldn't
expect the little old secretary in the front office to manage hard
disk partitions or reinstall Windows, so we can't reasonably expect
any different for Linux..."