lol XDmrburnette wrote: ↑Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:54 pmWell, I am... anti-MS. I spent many years as a MCSE Windows-role architect and have thousands of Windows automated installations under my belt and years of 3rd and 4th level engineering support.i'm not really anti-(ms) windows for that matter
... Rick's screwed up royally. ... he went to reply and inadvertently edited instead .. I'm so sorry Ray
Nah... no problem Rick... beware the edit icon
... To elaborate in a weebit less words than the original: Wife's PC broke Jan 2016 and I bought a 2nd hand refurbished notebook and installed Linux Mint 17.x on the box. She had 23 years of Windows experience at work and she move to Linux @home with no issues... I did not get yelled at even once. She edits WP and spreadsheets in Open Office and moves files between Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint without any concerns.
Here is the punch line:
If my 66 YO wife can move from Windows to Linux, anyone in this forum can too. Just bite the bullet, convert, and stop all the rediculous bla, bla, bla excuses ... or, would you like everyone to know you were passed in the techno fast lane by a granny?
Just do it.
couple of years ago when my parents' pc was having HD issues, i temporarily booted it with a ubuntu live cd so we at least could browse the internet on it.
I think it took my ~60YO mother a full 10 minutes to get stuck on firefox having opened a tab full screen, without address bars or any kind of window controls, and not knowing the firefox shortcuts myself i came close to having to reboot the computer to get out of it XD (i think i ended up logging out & back in, nearly as bad XD).
it's ofcourse a silly first experience, but it's the kind of thing that leaves people with a very bad feeling if they're ever suggested to move to linux ^^'.