HAL-lite for Mom
December 21, 2011 9:06 PM Subscribe
What netbook should I buy for my mother who has very limited experience with computers?
posted by vidur to computers & internet (33 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My choice of retailers is limited to those operating in Sydney (Australia).
I don't want to buy a macbook (too expensive, something under A$500 would be nice), and I would like to be able to install Ubuntu on it to minimize most common maintenance issues. She will be using it to read news on a handful of websites (I'll create bookmarks), access e-mail (I'll configure Thunderbird), and use Skype to video chat with me. That's pretty much all for now.
The idea is to configure everything for her while she is here in Sydney so that she can just take it back to India next month and only needs to plug it in.