A friend who has never used a FLOSS operating system before has asked me to install some "easy to use Linux" on their old computer. To be honest I'm not sure which distribution would be best for a "normal user".
I love Debian myself, and I find it easy to use, but I've never paid attention to for example which things can be done via a GUI. I usually just go to the terminal because that's what I'm used to. Clearly as an advocate for free software I need to pay more attention to these things.
I've decided that during the next few weeks I will test drive some distros on my EeePC with "ease of use" in mind. It's an older computer as well, so it will be close to the target machine in that sense.
In addition to being "easy to use" (I know, not a well defined criterion), the distro also needs to be very stable and have a relatively long support cycle (I don't want to run over there every week to fix things).
I'm going to start with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Any other ideas?