My girlfriend said that after seeing windows 8 and hearing that Microsoft stopped selling Windows 7, she refuses to use that atrocity. She also does not want to use a mac. She asked me to teach her the ways of Linux. I use Debian and Kubuntu as a dual-boot to windows 7 on my two systems. I think Debian may be too advanced for her. I am not sure about Kubuntu. I think the newest Gnome desktop (3.0 +) would be too much of a change for her and want to stick with a traditional Unix/Linux desktop UI. Any suggestions on a distribution, and desktop UI to start her out with as a dual boot with Windows 7?