I mentioned to @elmussol
that I have been getting more than usual requests for installing linux, since Windows 7 is EOL and many people do not want to wrestle with Windows 10, or are worried about privacy issues.
I have experimented around over the years with various desktops for people transitioning from Windows, including:
...with mixed responses from all. I have found that in addition to appealing to people, I also need these linux installs to be accessible and easy for me to work on, since I become tech-support for these computers (apparently for the rest of my life or the life of the computer, whichever comes first)
My latest experiment is Dash-to-Panel and Arc Menu installed on top of stock Ubuntu LTS (currently 20.04). It has a clean look and is easy to install and manage.