[RndTbl] Linux "mom ready"?
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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