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by janitorman - 11/24/12 3:30 PM
In Reply to: Simple & Safe by pyrrhus55
An HP or other all-in-one with Linux on it, to me. I wouldn't spend 1,000 for that. The hardware is worth $650, tops. The software is priceless (free) if you set it up, or the HP version comes with Windows 8, which, with a little tweaking, might be fine for someone willing to devote 10-20 hours of learning it.
For someone who has NEVER used a computer before, it might be one way to get them to use it, showing how simple it is. You should still count on many hours of training, however. Are you willing to do that, or is there someone at the facility able to do that?
Pretty much, my 98 year old father in law WAS tech savy, but when his eyesight deteriorated, and his computer needed maintenance such as updates, etc. or if he hit a key he didn't intend to, I had to always be right there to fix it. After while, he realized, it was best to just let us read him the e-mails, open up the pictures to enlarge to show to him, etc. He gave up even solitaire because it became too difficult to see. This was on a large monitor. He was much happier simply having printouts of any e-mails that came in that he could read under his CCTV.
Basically, depending on the situation, unless you, or someone else, are right there while they are using the device, it's probably a bad idea to start with. I'm assuming you want this person to begin using the technology themselves so you won't have to be there. Speaking from experience, that won't work. It would, in that case, be best to simply skip the whole idea and go visit them more often.
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