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Operating Systems

+ - A operating system for the elderly

Submitted by McFly69
McFly69 (603543) writes "Good morning everyone. I am looking for an operating system that would be easy to use for my elderly mother with issue with her hands. Over the years I have given her various computers and she always had difficulty using them. Either the icons she moved accidentally to the wrong directory and could not find them again (Mac), having issues clicking with the wrong mouse button (windows), to not able to attach a digital camera to automatically recognize it (Linux). The second issue is that she complains about the boot-up time for the OS; she expects it to turn on just like her TV.

My mother wises to go online and use the basic items; email, google maps, view pictures, web surfing and maybe play some mp3's. I know operating systems have changes but I am looking recommendations of which OS would be best suited for her. I would like to use me older P4 hardware (notebook or desktop). I also have an older G4 mac desktop. If I need to buy anything, I would like to keep the cost down

Thanks"

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