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December 14th, 2003, 01:38 AM
*nix box Your Grandmother Could Use
I think this dude is serious.
Well, two distros means choosing a good boot loader. Which would my grandmother like better, Lilo or Grub? Personally I think Lilo is more straight-forward, but Grub is easier to configure. Since I wasn't sure if grandma Helen planned on getting under the hood of the boot process at all, I decided to install a boot switcher so she could choose between Lilo or Grub each time.
PS: Im starting on one for my grandmother as we speak just for kicks.
December 14th, 2003, 01:44 AM
wow, some cool grandma you got.
My grans parents hardly know how to turn on a computer.
Its fun, theire generation made all of this possible, but the generation that came after them learned about them.
December 14th, 2003, 07:48 PM
I don't................but I would like to talk to whoever "deals" for him, as the stuff he peddles is obviously top quality?
I think this dude is serious
IMHO an 89 year old grandmother who is used to an AppleMac running OS7.5 does not need a twin processor box with advanced graphisc and THREE (THREE !!!!!) HDDs.
The kid is on a self gratifying ego trip......there is no other logical explanation?
By his own admission, she only uses it for e-mail and a little correspondence. Unless he "gets real" before he has to earn a living, he won't get work.
I bet she doesn't use it, and sticks with the old Mac she knows and loves......but there again, I have far more experience of old people and Alzheimer's
Interesting way of wasting $750 though
EDIT: Just to maintain my paranoid cynic reputation.....the kid knows this, and that Grandma won't want it.....so he got to build himself a toy on Mom's money?