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Nov 30, 2009 10:28 PM

Linux has come a long way. It used to be complicated, difficult to install and cumbersome to operate. Those were the early days. Times have changed. Linux is now so simple that anyone can install it and use it, even Grandma.

This is assuming you install it for her and Grandma is only browsing the web or checking email and she never automatically updates her distro. That’s right, as long as Grandma doesn’t want to actually do anything with her operating system, everything will be smooth sailing.

#1 Posted by DrLoser on Dec 18, 2009 5:10 PM

Has any single one of these demented idiots ever posted a supporting quote from their Grandma?

I exclude Adam King from this query. At the moment, he seems to be channelling Cleopatra’s chief eunuch. Who knows what he’ll come up with in the persona of his own grandmother?

#2 Posted by garegin on Dec 2, 2011 11:16 AM

grandmas have a tough time operating macs. seriously, computers are not toasters. they are complicated, buggy and arcane. even using the internet properly requires a good knowledge of file formats, technologies, social engineering clues. most people don’t know how to tell a fake website from a real one.

#3 Posted by garegin on Dec 8, 2011 5:29 AM

i guess they could put of the stable distros like rhel, debian stable or suse. although I don’t know how breakish their updates are.
i assume the usability is attrocious on those, though.

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