Hi Veg88. My son put kubuntu on an old netbook for me years ago and it still runs great. He also built me an inexpensive desktop also with kubuntu that I mostly use for watching tv and my yoga/ dance videos. I love it, so easy to use and no bloat! Son uses Mint and some other linux distros too on his stuff.All my computers and devices run some version of Linux:
Three desktops run my favorite Linux distro, Kubuntu. All three arrived with window$ preinstalled; I IMMEDIATELY popped in a Kubuntu disc, wiped that nasty virus (window$) off their hard drives, and installed Kubuntu.
Three laptops also run Kubuntu. One is an HP, which came with window$ preinstalled; see above. One is an Acer Chromebook, which came with Google's idea of Linux (ChromeOS) installed on it. I TRIED to use it, but was really put off by its need to run/store things in 'the cloud' (which I am not a fan of); plus, I'd put a 320GB hard drive in it, and I wanted to install and run programs, and save data, locally. So after a day or two I installed Kubuntu on it, too. One is a System76 Kudu Professional. It arrived with Ubuntu preinstalled; I am not a fan of GNOME or...whatever that newer thing is called... I'm KDE all the way...so after a short, SHORT trial, I installed Kubuntu on it, too.
One Kindle Fire HD 8.9" tablet, which I rooted, and turned into a real Android tablet, rather than the limited Kindle it started out as.
One (currently in use) smartphone, a Motorola Moto X 2nd Generation, running Android.
Because of my choice of OSes, this is a virus, malware, adware, bloatware, crapware-free household!
My mom was in her 80s when I moved back here, and she had a window$ desktop. She was CONSTANTLY complaining about how slow it was, and how she was always having to reboot it, etc. When it died, and we bought a new one to replace it, as soon as I unpacked the new one (an HP), I did as described in my earlier post--wiped window$ off of it and installed Kubuntu. Then I installed a bunch of things I figured she'd use (lots of games, a browser and e-mail client, OpenOffice, etc.). I limited her to one desktop (I personally set nine desktops on every computer I use, but I figured with her knack for getting flustered/confused with a computer, accidentally switching from one desktop to another would just be a problem, so I pretended it was window$ and could only HAVE one desktop. :laugh I configured her screen so it had a taskbar at the bottom, the "K" (menu) button at the bottom left of the screen, some pretty wallpaper, and nothing else. Then I gave her a very quick rundown (like pointing out to use the "K" button to bring up her menus), and THAT WAS IT. Instead of telling her "I removed window$ and installed a Linux operating system..." I simply said "I installed a different operating system..." (She didn't know, and wouldn't have grasped, anything beyond that.) She immediately started using it and had no problems...well, she did frequently complain that "it's too fast!!" And she commented that she never had to reboot any more.Hi Veg88. My son put kubuntu on an old netbook for me years ago and it still runs great. He also built me an inexpensive desktop also with kubuntu that I mostly use for watching tv and my yoga/ dance videos. I love it, so easy to use and no bloat! Son uses Mint and some other linux distros too on his stuff.
It's been just over two years since I did it, so the details are a little fuzzy right now. I know that it involved connecting it to one of my computers (Linux) in order to run some commands on the computer to send to the tablet. I also recall downloading various files from around the Internet, some of which went on the tablet and some were used as described above (on the computer).I have a kindle fire HD 2015, is it safe to root? Can you tell me about what you did with yours?
I'm not on facebook either--I deleted my account a few years ago, after learning about their covert sharing of user data, and other insidious, nasty things they do, such as when one of their 'like' buttons is clicked on any web site...and the hidden things that does, but the user has absolutely no clue about. Ugh!I'm still trying to resign myself to the expediency of saying, "No, I'm not on facebook. There's something wrong with windows. Guess I just don't understand computers." offline to avoid becoming too bitter about the whole thing. I used to love the internet.