My 85 year old mother-in-law uses a windows desktop to check email, surf the web and manage photos. That's pretty much all she does. Her computer is old and painfully slow, so it's time to upgrade. I could just get her a cheap new windows desktop, but I am concerned about the increasingly sophisticated viruses out there, via forwarded emails from her friends, as well as from Facebook (yes she's on there!). Also she has a hard time dealing with the digital camera to computer interface. So one alternative I considered: buying her a used Mac Mini (her current monitor and keyboard are newer and quite good). I figured it would be easier for her to use, as well as safer. However, I've chatted with an Apple store salesman, and he thought this was a bad idea. Before I give it up, I wanted to see what kind of advice I could find here.
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11/4/10 at 5:13am