I thought this crowd might be most informed on this question so let’s see
I’m migrating two seniors incl. my /home/big/daddy from W10 these weeks and have a few req. in place.
Haven’t used a DE for ages and took a tour. KDE activities caught my eye. Could be quite helpful for these users who literally never switches between two different apps and yet gets confused about what’s in the panel and where some window went and spends ages mousing around when that happens.
Maybe a nice dashboard and launcher with huge icons could simplify things for them.
And if KDE activities ties into specific browser sessions even better.
Any ideas? Is there something similar in Gnome, Budgie, etc. worth checking out?
They are on a 15" laptop. I’m pushing a 20" LCD as well and might succeed once they get a sense of the extra space.
Other reqs. FWIW:
Thunderbird or any client that easily imports a TB profile incl. filters
Easy theming, good scaling across all apps
VM host for Win 7/10, rarely used but crucial for one of the users a few times a year (because of IE req. on a gov site! hrmf!)
Maybe a guest account with a read only Win VM as well
Disk image backup or live iso remaster not needed but cloud connectors to Dropbox, onedrive and G drive are
Driver for a Canon scanner printer which I believe do exist in the repos already
Nice and simple image gallery browser, easy slideshows would be appreciated
20.04 LTS based unless someone convinces me otherwise