Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Actually, my mom loves Ubuntu. My mother is like most parents these days - they buy a computer at Best Buy or Walmart and they take it home, plug it in and start using the web. The computer they bought usually has Windows on it and some form of AOL. After about 8 months of using the computer is becomes “slow” so they begin asking around for help. Usually some “helpful” person tells them that their computer is “just too old” and so rather than fixing the whatever is wrong, they need to buy a new computer.
Tired of this trend, I decided to install Ubuntu on my mom’s new laptop.