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Help The Aged With This Linux PC For Seniors

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If you give a senior citizen a fish, he’ll eat for a day. If you give a senior citizen a low-end Linux PC with big keyboard and a specially-designed UI, he’ll be able to forward you funny pictures he gets from his friends and read Drudge and Fox News.

This $499 PC includes Kiwi’s own version of Linux for the aged. While I’d normally be all gung-ho about the prospect of sharing open source love, considering you can get this Gateway for $449 and Ubuntu for free, I’m a bit concerned about the validity of this PC in the marketplace. However, as a person who once gave his father a Linux PC after he filled the Windows machine I gave him up with viruses, I wholeheartedly support anything that makes home tech support simpler and easier for our aging population.

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