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Moving My Mother Over to Linux

Feb 08, 2008, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Reed)

"To save money, I cobbled together a computer for my mother out of cast-offs left over from my own upgrades. She doesn't need a cutting-edge computer because she's not a power user, but she does need a reliable machine to run a few basic applications and to access the Internet. I moved my mother from Windows to Ubuntu Linux, and the experience was a surprisingly smooth one.

"The machine I gave her sports a 2.2GHz Intel Celeron CPU, 512MB of RAM, and Nvidia MX440 graphics card with 64MB of RAM. It's not a cutting-edge gaming rig, but it's an adequate machine for her needs, which include email, Web browsing, music and video playback, photo management, and word processing..."

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