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CNET Asia: Linux PC for Seniors

Jun 24, 2006, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vishnu K. Mahmud)

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"We've heard many times about the state of Linux, that some distros are not user-friendly enough and have yet to pass the grandparents test (i.e. easy enough for them to use). Although many of the current proprietary operating systems have built-in accessibility features for the physically impaired, they are not turned on by default, with users often unaware of its presence.

"Yet senior citizens still have a lot to contribute to society. Think about the knowledge they hold, the experience they have and the wisdom that has yet to be shared. How often is it passed down to the next generation? How often does the youth of today listen...?"

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