bryanl wrote:I have provided Ubuntu machines to several folks in similar circumstances. The dire warnings about support are overblown in my experience. I find folks have as much of a problem or more with Windows and the support requirements there can be worse.
grantmeaname wrote:I don't know that Windows 7 and Windows 98 are that similar.
cass wrote:Its not like its going to cost you a great deal to try *nix. You could always try that first and then migrate to something else if that doesn't work out.
I liked debian better, but flavors are irrelevant probably here.
What are you going to do if they use websites that require IE?
rewertz wrote:I've been thinking about building a budget PC for my parents to replace their old Pentium 4 and I've spec'd out a nice machine for about $400. The only catch is the OS. They're running Windows 98 now and I'm thinking about Ubuntu rather than shell out the money for Windows 7. Neither one of them is computer literate, but all they really do is web surf and send/check their email. I'm not that familiar with Linux as I currently run Vista, but do you think Ubuntu would be a good choice here or should I stick to Windows 7?
Thanks in advance for your advice,
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