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Comment: Re:Ask her if she will accept any little change (Score 4, Informative) 287

by jomcty (#46429587) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Linux For Grandma?
Ditto to Linux Mint LTS. Don't forget to install the ssh-server and x11vnc for remote management. :) I replaced WinXP on my Dad's computer with LM and forgot to install the ssh server since it isn't installed by default; I was accustomed to RH distros and assumed ssh-server was installed by default.

Comment: Install Linux Mint 13 LTS... (Score 1) 408

by jomcty (#45697491) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Would You Secure Your Parents' PC?
Install Linux Mint 13 LTS. For remote administration, install SSH server & x11vnc, and forward SSH port to the LM13 machine. Done! I did this for my Dad and have had no complaints; he has Firefox, Chromium, LibreOffice and his DropBox contents. I log in on occasion and perform an "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade" to update his box.

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