That's why I set my 80-year-old mom up with Linux. All she does on her old hardware is browse, email, and a bit of writing. She finds Ubuntu desktop in classic mode easy to use, after XP, and LibreOffice Write easy to use, after an old version of MS Word. In contrast, the newer MS desktops and the tool ribbon of newer Word releases are beyond her comprehension. Trust me, we tried. What Mom *doesn't* do is battle with viruses, compatibility switches, and bloatware. Mom doesn't really get it that she's running Linux. It just works, for her. And for me, with minimal support issues. Even better, the Ubuntu LTS releases give us prompt security fixes (at least compared to MS, and that's before they de-support an OS), and a clean and easy upgrade path. Her hardware and software cost over the last decade has been essentially zero, as all of the software she runs is free, and I upgrade her hardware for free with a cast-off 5-year-old computer when her's is about 10. Linux is a great solution for much of what XP is used for.