Special-k Sr. has gone mac
June 20, 2010 11:41 AM Subscribe
I just converted by parents to mac users. What can I do to make the transition/experience more enjoyable?
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My parents have been using a PC for a very long time. Every few months their computer becomes ridden with every kind of virus/spyware that’s out there until it becomes completely unusable. Understandably, they hate their computer and rarely use it. So to rid them from the curse of the pc, I got them a new imac. They both love it so far.
I've installed Firefox with Ad block. That alone has been a world of change for them. I also installed Fluid and created an application for gmail so my dad can just access that from the dock. I also added their computer to my logmein pro list so I can troubleshoot remotely when needed.
They are not stoked about installing applications in their own so I’d like install everything I can for now. Besides Firefox, I've installed Skype and Office.
Can you recommend software / tools / greasemonkey scripts that help your parents get the most out of their mac?