[olug] Custom building desktop
staehrmedia at neb.rr.com
Tue Apr 17 04:27:14 UTC 2012
Since the currrent computer is running XP, even the switch to Win 7 will
likely be a change. So the idea of loading Linux, see how it goes then
Windows if need be sounds good.
Dan Staehr, President
Staehr Media Services
6117 NW 4th Street
Lincoln, NE 68521-3774
On 4/16/2012 9:43 PM, Craig Wolf wrote:
> You can always purchase the hardware and load Linux on the box. If
> she can't do it, THEN go spend money for Winblows. You are out
> nothing but some time AND the possible positive effects of the open
> source world in her life.
> Just my 2 cents...
> Craig Wolf
> Wolf Computing Services
> Omaha, NE 68136
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 5:43 PM, Sam Flint<harmonicnm7h at gmail.com> wrote:
>> take a look at zorinos, it has windows xp skins and built in
>> transparent wine support
>> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 4:58 PM, Dan Staehr<staehrmedia at neb.rr.com> wrote:
>>> 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
>>>>> 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
>>>> browser back button that actually works.
>>>> ... But perhaps I've slipped into another, unrelated rant....
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