March 10, 2008
How to: Create a Linux Box for Your Mom (50+ Resources)
For most computer literate children, a request from mom to get her set up on Ã¢â¬Åthis web thingÃ¢â¬Â is met with panic and a feeling of drudgery. Are you about to expose your sweet mother to spam, phishing, viruses, or worse? Or perhaps more frightening, sign your life away as a 24/7 tech support center? Perhaps, but thereÃ¢â¬â¢s a better way. By setting your mom up on a Linux machine, you can give her a safe, lean computing experience that will let her do all of the things she wants to do without giving you a nervous breakdown. Here, weÃ¢â¬â¢ve compiled over 50 of the best resources to help you get your mom on Linux without a whole lot of trouble.