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GeezerOS: Linux for the Elderly

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Perhaps it's my role as the family computer guy that's leading me in this direction today but it seems to me that there should be Linux distributions that are age-oriented and age appropriate. Seldom do I see my parents-in-law playing a heated game of Quake or doing any kernel tinkering, nor do I see them downloading, untarring, compiling and installing some piece of software for their system.

No, Windows isn't the answer. My answer is GeezerOS: A simple to use, Linux-based, plug-n-play, large icon, large font, single-click computer that has email, an Internet browser, a word processor and maybe little else.

Older folks aren't the only ones who need their own operating system directed towards them. I think we also need the following operating systems oriented toward these age and gender-specific groups:

TotOS - Linux for preschool kids.

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re: GeezerOS

In other words it's a mint condition 1980's OS that slows down the information superhighway and always has the status "in the bathroom" for their IM client.

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