It depends what you’re using it for. If it’s just for basic things like internet, there shouldn’t be many rough edges to deal with. If you’re trying to set up other services or do other things, then it’ll get more involved.
I am already set up and happy with Manjaro on my Laptop and Arch on my desktop . But in her case she uses Libreoffice and Google Chrome, a music player and a custom app I made for her to download videos and convert them to mp3.
I am mainly concerned on how important is for her to keep it up to date, say for example if it weren’t to be updated weekly could it cause a lot of troubles when updating later on?
I think that the DE is likely to have more of an impact on a non-tech user than distro. If you use the same DE and provide the same programs they are unlikely to even be able to tell the difference aside from theme maybe.
Agreed. She was using XFCE because she used to have a very low powered netbook, but I plan to move her to KDE since it has better integration with kdeconnect and as of late she had been asking me for a way to copy a lot of stuff to her phone easily.
Last thing I would consider is programs. If you used any 3rd party repos on Fedora you may consider what the options for those are on Manjaro
Well besides from google chrome she uses a pyGTK app that I made for her that lets her download youtube videos. I have no problem on learning how to build an arch package and port it myself. I am also considering put Teamviewer or something to be able to help her remotely.
All rolling releases update frequently. My 5 year old grandson, my wife , my sister and my 90 year old father use manjaro. It’s your call on how technical you might think they are…
She is not much technical, she didn’t grew with computers as I did and she is quite scared about breaking stuff so I honestly don’t expect her to remember to update often.