Both my parents are using linux, both in ther 60's. My dad runs a full linux laptop and my mom uses a chromebook. Both are happy being outside the windows ecosystem
MadmanRB, great to hear the good news!
This at least helps to keep them from falling to prey on the alternative, as long as neither opens funky emails & doesn't believe anything too good to be true.
As I recall things, Chrome OS is derived from a Linux OS, Gentoo if not mistaken. I believe that shadow-warrior is more knowledgeable about it than myself, and am fairly certain it's were I got the information from. It's kind of odd that Chrome OS users aren't lumped in with Linux users, there are other licensed distros that are, and one that is on the DistroWatch site that isn't in ReactOS. Not sure of why it's inclusion, since it''s designed to run Windows software, and more odd, is that this project has been 'in the works' prior to me becoming a Linux user.
At least you can lay down at night & not having to be concerned about infections getting to your parents, for now anyway. As it stands, there are no virus or Malware samples 'in the wild' towards Linux users. Hopefully that'll always be the case, and neither of your parents gets hit with the nasty Malware infections that dogs Windows users. While we have a lengthy line in the Am I Infected section, some goes unreported, either being fixed by independent users (some not quite having the skills for the job), or the Geek Squad line, where it may take as long to repair the system & charge over $200. Only to have the nasties return in hours, days or a week later. Which leads to the final solution, use the Recovery partition to reinstall, if damaged or doesn't know how to make that bootable again, will return and be charged more. of which I'd trust the folks on this forum better.
Or better yet, have a Linux install & not be concerned, as does your parents!
EDIT: I'm sure if either has a question in regards to orphaned packages, they'll both know whom to turn for assistance.
Edited by cat1092, 13 February 2016 - 04:57 AM.