Ubuntu for Mama

Posted by AnonymousCoward on Jan 31, 2005 9:51 PM EDT
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I got sick of rebuilding my mothers PC every 6 months because she is way to trusting and like the funny things her friends send her. Every 6 months her machine becomes so loaded with adware/spyware/malware that it has a hard time booting. [...] So she's been migrated to Ubuntu.

I plan on documenting the entire process here.. partially for fun, partially for my education and partially because I want others to learn from my mistakes.

Also feel free to point out better ways to do the things I'm doing, and ask questions.

Her PC is an old Dell Optiplex I picked up cheap from an auction: PIII 700mhz, 320mb ram I started by driving to her place burning a CD of her music, a cd of her photo's and a cd of random files and email/favourites.

I made an extra copy of the e-mail stuff because I had been told on the ubuntu mail list that Outlook Express (OE) mail boxes were directly importable into evolution, so I'd take that back with me. [etc]

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