XP-Replacement for Parents

Avleen Vig avleen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 15:44:02 GMT 2014

+1 to this.
As technically inclined people we want others to use Linux and have it be a
viable desktop. Maybe in some cases it is.

But OSX is a much better one, is very well supported, and also "just works"
in every way that matters.

She'll still have libreoffice available as well as a large assortment of
other apps with shiny polished interfaces and buttons.

Obviously it costs a bit more, but frankly she's going to need newer
hardware sooner or later. That laptop won't last forever and even Ubuntu
will perform poorly really.
On Mar 27, 2014 7:59 AM, "Dave Hodgkinson" <davehodg at gmail.com> wrote:

> Bite the bullet and get a Mac.
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 12:37 PM, James Laver <james.laver at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On 27 Mar 2014, at 12:07, Alex Balhatchet <kaoru at slackwise.net> wrote:
> >
> > > On another topic if you want something that looks like Windows XP but
> > > acts like Ubuntu I've read good things about Lubuntu[2].
> >
> > In this vein, many Linuxes ship LXDE now. My old favourite foresight
> does,
> > but there aren't as many packages for it as there used to be, sadly.
> >
> > James
> >

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