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Clarkston, WA
reply to me1212

Re: Good distro for a 60 year old man?

I don't think age really has much to do with the selection of a distro other than if someone is really slowing down mentally and then even Windows would be a real problem.

I never used a computer until I was in my late 40's. I started using Linux at age 50. My first Distro? Debian's Woody release when it was in testing. It took me three tries to get a working install because I didn't understand all the terminology about hard drives--a Woody install required a lot of knowledge--but I guessed/learned my way through after a few mistakes and a lot of research. It taught me a lot that I would never have learned using Windows or any installer that was less challenging.

I'll be forever greatful that I started where I did. The learning curve was steep, but I enjoyed ever minute of it. I still use Debian today. I've tried a few other distros but Debian has been my computing home since the first successful install.
"Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent a mere number.... socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."

de Tocqueville