You make some valid points dugi, so let me explain my rationale.
Unfortunately, it would seem I have already been appointed support person, like it or not, and the reason Iím changing them over to Linux is to avoid the continual problems they are having with various versions of Windows, but especially Win 10, thus reducing my workload.
They are all elderly with only very basic requirements, so send and receive E-Mails, browse the Internet, talk to the Garandies on Skype, and store a few photos is all they want or need.
All those things can be easily achieved with Linux and if you put the Icons back in the same place on the desktop they wouldnít have a clue what OS they were running.
Now my rationale was only good to a point, because the owners of the five computers Iíve converted are telling their mates how trouble free they are, and that wasnít part of the plan.
I first tried Linux back in 2006 (using a Dick Smith ubuntu disk which I still have) and declared it hopeless. It wasnít until September last year, after all sorts of problems with Win 10, that I revisited
Linux and found it great. It had come a long way in ten years. The basic things were easy, and with the help of people on this forum even the more difficult were achieved.
Anyway, Iím as happy as a dog with two tails with the Mint version of Linux, but just hope the rumour suggesting that if you visit B.M. with your computer under one arm and a box of stubbies under the other heíll fix your computer doesnít get traction. Bring the Stubbies by all means, but leave the computer at home.