[olug] Custom building desktop

Dan Staehr staehrmedia at neb.rr.com
Mon Apr 16 21:58:25 UTC 2012

Actually, she's basically been working a Windows environment, IE, 
Windows Live mail, etc.
I'd love to move her away from that if possible, just not sure how much 
to "push the envelope".

Dan Staehr, President
Staehr Media Services
6117 NW 4th Street
Lincoln, NE 68521-3774

On 4/16/2012 4:54 PM, Matthew Platte wrote:
> On 04/16/2012 04:05 PM, Greg Gerke wrote:
>> For a case like this, with an older non-tech savvy person I'd 
>> actually be
>> leaning towards keeping her with what she already knows and perhaps just
>> upgrade the hardware... unless you're planning on being the full time 
>> tech
>> support. ;)
> Since we're playing "what if", I'll just ask: how much of "what she 
> already knows" does she actually already know?
> I'm predicting that her knowledge is sufficiently minimal that 
> changing the OS and desktop will not significantly increase the 
> confusion.
> Especially if she's already using Thunderbird/Firefox then she would 
> already have observed that none of her software is static; that it's 
> always changing, especially over in Blogger/Googleland where, once 
> again, some jackhat decided that Javascript everywhere is far, far 
> preferable to a browser back button that actually works.
> ... But perhaps I've slipped into another, unrelated rant....

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