XP-Replacement for Parents

Smylers Smylers at stripey.com
Thu Mar 27 15:24:30 GMT 2014

Andrew Beverley writes:

> On Thu, 2014-03-27 at 11:48 +0000, Smylers wrote:
> > Options that I can see:
> > 
> > • Ubuntu:
> I moved my parents onto Ubuntu after getting fed up with many
> "support" calls with things not working in Windows. They took to
> Ubuntu with no problems at all,

Yeah, I'm sure that'll go fine, if it supports all the documents and
files that she has.

> and I now got far fewer requests to help them out.

I can't actually remember having a request for help before. My mum is
generally fine with computers (she was writing computer programs before
I was born).

> >   The OS will install, but I don't know if Mum's scanner will work
> >   with it, and I'm pretty sure it won't work in the same way, where
> >   pressing a physical button on the scanner causes some HP
> >   application to open on the desktop with the scanned document.
> I can't comment on that particular example, but I've found recent
> hardware support to be excellent. It always Just Works (except for my
> Dad's GPS...)

Thanks for that.


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