[RndTbl] Linux "mom ready"?

Gerald Brandt gerald.brandt at norscan.com
Wed Feb 12 05:43:19 CST 2014

I gave my mother-in-law Ubuntu on an old desktop.  It worked fine for her (email, web, and Skype).  When the hardware died, we got her a new laptop with Windows 8.1.  It also works fine for her.


On Feb 12, 2014, at 5:13 AM, Trevor Cordes <trevor at tecnopolis.ca> wrote:

> Faced with an expiring XP, I had a thought about moving my mother 
> (complete techno-luddite) to Linux.  She only needs an office suite (OOo 
> instead of Word should do), Skype (works fine on linux, and her webcam is 
> supported), an email app (evolution/thunderbird instead of Outlook), and 
> that's about it.
> It's Linux or Win7.
> If I'm setting up and admin'ing, are there any downsides really?  I can 
> make it look/behave much like XP, so the learning curve may be smaller 
> than with Win7.
> Am I delusional because I breathe Linux?  Or can this be done?
> Corollary: What distro?
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