What should I install on my granfather's new computer?
February 1, 2007 1:05 AM Subscribe
I just got my grandfather a new computer. How can I make that computer useful and fun?
posted by ye#ara to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
I just got my grandfather a dual core computer. His old computer was a celeron with windows 98 and was full of malware and viruses. He has had a computer for 6 years, which he uses for email, basic digita photography, word processing and accessing his bank accounts online.
My grandfather cannot see very well, and has very hard time with computer screen. Because of that - he's slow with his mouse and reactions on the screen and has hard time understanding complicated visual information.
I want to get some computer games. I'm looking for suggestions - they must be pretty straight forward, without too many complicated visual options. Turn based if strategic, no time limit otherwise. No fast reactions and simple interface. I'm also looking for 3d enverionemnts he can explore to enjoy the full processing power of his computer - but without fast monsters of foes. Also, malware-free card games from the net are most appericiated. I could not find any.
I also want his new computer to be intresting, amazing and useful. So far I thought of the following options:
- Shortcuts to online tv stations
- Shortcuts to online encylopedia
- Copying music, movies and tv shows to his machine
- Installed anti virus and firewall, picasa for photography.
What else can I install to wow him and makle his computer experience better?