We need to get a new computer for my mom. She currently has an IBook G4, 1.33 PPC and it can barely play a Youtube video.
I'm hesitant to spend the amount needed for a Mac since she only does email and light web browsing.
That combined with the tendency of Apple to aggressively retire OS's/hardware and other technologies make me reluctant to recommend a new Mac.
Of course, I can't and don't want to maintain a Windows PC for her either. I was considering a Chromebook but the reviews are mixed on those and the quality of the hardware gives em pause as well.