Desktop Adapted For Dad

Desktop Adapted For Dad


Sun, 2008-10-26 13:44 -- ajt

A long time ago I gave my retired father a computer. Having previously given my mother a computer with Windows 98 on and not being a success for my father I planned things differently and achieved a quite different result.

I wrote my story and ideas down in various places, giving a talk at my local LUG and even getting a short paper published in the British Human Computer Interactions Group "Interface" magazine.

Next month I'll be giving a revised and extended version of the LUG talk to the UKUUG Linux'08 meeting in Manchester. It should be an interesting event - even if it'll be a little less technical than hardcore kernel talks.

  • http://www.iredale.net/p/by-topic/unix/desktop/dad-1/
  • http://www.iredale.net/p/by-topic/unix/desktop/dad-2/
  • http://www.iredale.net/p/by-topic/unix/desktop/dad-3/
  • http://www.ukuug.org/events/linux2008/
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ajt's picture
Submitted by ajt on

I think I can live with a negative vote...!

More importantly I hope you found my DAD articles useful or interesting?

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It's not magic, it's work!

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Submitted by Huan on

Work had some old desktop PCs going spare and I set one up for my father. Mostly because I didn't want to have to remote admin a Windows machine I decided to install Debian on it.

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Submitted by ajt on

Windows not having built-in easy remote administration and security was a serious reason why I selected Linux. Debian GNU/Linux came with all the bits my father needed, all built-in and fully supported without any extra bits to maintain.

Good luck with your installation, hope it's as successful as the deployment I did for my father.

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It's not magic, it's work!

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