"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..."