Is there a such thing as Old People IT services?
December 21, 2012 2:09 PM Subscribe
After a decade of virus-filled PCs, a few years ago I got my dad a iMac. After a conversion period, he was off and running and doing fine. But he still finds amazing ways to do things like delete all his applications and otherwise ruin the thing. Is there any sort of lightweight IT service I can pay to lock down his Mac a little and prevent him from messing it up?
posted by mathowie to Computers & Internet (18 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I know big MacOS using corporations have smart IT staffs that can lock down their installations so employees can't screw up their Macs too badly. I kind of need that for my dad, he is constantly somehow tossing his entire applications directory into the trash and deleting it. As a result, he no longer has say, iChat so I can't remotely control his computer to fix things.
- slightly locked down MacOS that doesn't let you destroy your own system
- Under $30/month
- minimal support for questions if I can't help him remotely
Does such a thing exist?
(I've also given him an iPad and a Google Chromebook in the past to try and get him something with just a web browser in it, since that's what he mostly does on a computer: surf the web, but those both fall short for some reason)