Request for comments on Fuduntu linux for the technologically hindered
My grandparent's computer is becoming unusable. It's a celeron processor that wasn't new 6 years ago when I built it, bundled with 1 gb of ram, running on windows XP. It's pretty unbearable for them to use, and hard for me to keep fixing for them. So I'm building them a new computer.
All they use the computer for is office software (they've been on open-office while on XP, so no concern there,) email (been using thunderbird,) VERY light internet use (mostly online banking and reading political propaganda sent to them by friends.)
I'm thinking about going with an atom based nettop build to cut down on footprint, noise, and power. I'm currently using a first gen atom as a gentoo fileserver, but I'd be interested to know how they perform with desktop environments. I'd go with the max memory allowed just because memory is cheap (it's either 4 or 8 gigs, I don't recall.)
My real question though is if anyone has any comments on how well Fuduntu works, and how easy it is to use. They wouldn't be given root access, so I'll be doing updates and installs remotely. I've been running it in a VM, and while it would never replace Fedora on my bare metal, it looks pretty good so far. It seems to include proprietary stuff like Mint, but it's based on Fedora, which I know better.
Thanks, I appreciate any comments.