Originally Posted by Papahyooie
Id disagree, if I could convince my mother to even try gOS I know she would love it. Then I wouldn't have to save her from virus and spyware attacks, fragmentation, registry degradation every couple of months due to terrible computing habits. Linux varients can be SO much easier to use than windows if you find the right one, and if your user doesnt need more than basic productivity.
Not to mention with those specs, she would have to stay on top of maintainence constantly to keep it from slowing to a crawl (reformats every 3 months anyone?) And if she doesnt know how to do that (which I assume she doesnt) then guess who gets to perform said maintainence?
Im no linux fanboy, but (virtually) zero maintainence and zero viruses is VERY tempting to someone who has to maintain others' computers all the time. (like my living room computer I spoke of)
I spent 9 months of my life working at a company where the users (stores) used Linux. Trust me, it wasn't as straight forwarded for them as it was for us.
User friendly or not, recognition is far more important, only Windows has that.