I love Emmabuntüs and I can't get enough.I will have a linux Distribution and I will have a good looking Desktop and not problems with Linux. My level is a little bit more than a beginner. In the back I changed my distribution all few years or every year, included Mint.Emmabuntüs is easy, good looking and makes fun.The most software it's easy to installed.
I installed Emmabuntus on an old desktop, 2 Gb RAM with a dual core processor, it ran fine. The install was straightforward and went well, there are several unusual choices after the first reboot, none of which seem to affect anything.
I chose the Ubuntu desktop wallpapers, but got the default Emmabuntus one anyway, for example.
The download is huge, 3.8 GB because it installs a lot of software, I mean an awful lot.
There seem to be two of some things, for example it installs both Stellarium and Celestia which seems an odd thing to do, they both do a good job but I can't imagine needing to have both.
The desktop setup with the Apple-style docks looks good and works OK, but I did have a few crashes.
Overall there are several light weight distros that do a better job.
One of the best distributions with XFCE desktop. New versions are based on Debian instead of Xubuntu.
Emmabuntus team wants to convert recycled computers to modern and complete systems, and I can say that the aim is reached. The key is to use XFCE desktop, an easier and more complete option than LXDE or similar in the same range of RAM consuming.
There could be a download option for a system without such an amount of applications for people with slow internet connections, and a forum in English for international users.
Too bad if your French is not modern enough, or at a high level of understanding (myself, just two years of high school studies, over fifty years ago). Good for the target audience: French school users, with old school equipment.
"6 langues (Français, Anglais, Espagnol, Italien, Portugais, Allemand) prises en charge complètement dans les distributions" http://emmabuntus.sourceforge.net/
but the forum for the distro is in FRENCH-ONLY.
It is an educational version of an OLD Xubuntu. Many (French) school user applications, not in Xubuntu. Modern, updated drivers are missing. Compared to XUBUNTU: https://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=compare-packages&firstlist=emmabuntus&secondlist=xubuntu&firstversions=0&secondversions=0&showall=yes#allpackages