Friday, January 23, 2009

Computers for Parents

I have been accumulating (thanks to Winchell Chung) a number of links about netbooks and Linux. The computer at Ye Olde Parental Units Domicile is about as old as my daughter and has been on its last legs for a while. I've been considering "netbooks" as they don't really use a computer for anything beyond e-mail and some word processing. No music. No movies. No games beyond solitaire.

So let's see: The Great Linux/Grandmother Experiment (sounds like a horror movie...or a comedy!). The Netbook Newbie's Guide to Linux: Part 01, Part 02, Part 03, Part 04. PC Magazine's netbook buying guide. Small Netbooks Running Linux. How to Become a Linux Netbook Power User. How to Choose the Right Linux Netbook. Some candidates. More candidates. Another candidate.

Addendum (January 26, 2009): The death of the desktop?

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