Today, a friend of mine gave me a call. He had purchased a used computer from his local library for only $20. The only major catch was, it didn't have any software on it.
He had heard me talk about Linux a lot over the last few years, and wanted to know if I would be willing to install Linux on his new computer.
Of course, I jumped at the chance.
So he brought the computer over to me after work, and then he left for an appointment, while I worked on installing Ubuntu/Kubuntu on his computer. It is a pretty good system for $20. It has a 2.4 GHz processor, 512 MB memory, and 40 GB harddrive. The biggest problem with the system was it doesn't have a soundcard, but those are fairly cheap and easy to add.
I put the default Ubuntu on it, and then added Kubuntu and all of the software that I thought he would want or need. It is easier for me to do that at my house since I have broadband Internet and he is stuck on dial-up (for the time being, he is close to upgrading).
He swung by after his appointment, and we finished up the software installation, and I he took it home with him. Hopefully, this will be a good system for him.
But this is the first time I have installed Linux for anyone other than myself or my wife, and it is the first time I installed Linux as the only operating system on a computer (all my previous installs were on dual-boot systems).