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Getting non-technical people to move over to Linux can be difficult. A reason for this is that people are generally comfortable with what they know.
One way to get them to feel better about Linux is to make it easy for them to turn the computer off.
Apple has it's 'shutdown' menu option. In Windows you have a 'Shutdown...' item in the start menu. And Linux? Well, Linux you login as root and type 'shutdown -h now' at the command line.
"You login as what? And type...type...type what where?" you hear the non-geek cry.
There are many threads on the internet about this most of them are do not come up with a satisfactory outcome.
A few points:
SystemMenu=true SecureSystemMenu=falseAs stated above this is not ideal because the newbie has to logout first, to get to the gdm screen, but it is better than nothing.