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do you think parents 60+ yr old can adapt to raspberry pi os?

they know how to use pc since windows 95 , non gaming, only do youtubes, office, online banking / shopping

 

i have a few option in my mind

1. raspberry pi 400 keyboard $70 

2. asrock mini x300 +3400g+ 2x8gb ram ~$400

3. chromebook ?

4. laptop ( unknown budget..below $400?)

5. used pc ( unpredictable for now )

 

1 and 3 had to be new os to them

 

you know some banking system still requires IE to work, so windows may come in handy...

 

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What system are they currently using (most importantly, what version of Windows?

 

Also, if your parents' bank requires Internet Explorer to access their online services, it's time for them to switch banks.

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Really depends on how open they are to trying new things and what they do with their PC. If they mostly use a browser (like Chrome or Firefox) and Email (like Thunderbird) then this is also available on Linux. If they require software that is only available on Windows it'll be much harder to switch.

 

My mother has been on Ubuntu for a long time and is perfectly fine with it for the stuff she has to do.

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7 minutes ago, pythonmegapixel said:

What system are they currently using (most importantly, what version of Windows?

 

Also, if your parents' bank requires Internet Explorer to access their online services, it's time for them to switch banks.

windows 10

not that easy to choose a bank because of its service...

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12 minutes ago, SAVE-12-HK said:

windows 10

not that easy to choose a bank because of its service...

think he was more refering to safety, if they are still stuck on IE and not accessible with other browsers, what else is behind, how old are their security measures?

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4 minutes ago, Letgomyleghoe said:

how old are their security measures?

mostly at windows 98, how should i know

some gov / tax sites still only supports ie

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4 hours ago, SAVE-12-HK said:

mostly at windows 98, how should i know

some gov / tax sites still only supports ie

i havent encountered a government or tax site that has only supported IE, and it was a rhetorical question, but the thought is change banks if their site only has support for IE, if they cant make a website that works on newer browsers they shouldnt be trusted with your money.

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I very much doubt that IE will be the only browser supported by a bank as that would cause a monopoly which is most likely illegal ( depending on the state laws ) - They prob advise that their site "works best" with IE.

 

On the Os side of things, personally I think it all depends on the "support" they have. 

 

My 75+ parents used PopOs 19.10/20.04 ..  fine until we came across a printer problem ( it wouldn't save the printer details and had to be constantly re-setup .... Im not a wizz @ Linux as im pretty new myself and we opted to go back to Win10 in the end to save on constant support phone calls )

 

 

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2 hours ago, GCandy77 said:

I very much doubt that IE will be the only browser supported by a bank as that would cause a monopoly which is most likely illegal ( depending on the state laws ) - They prob advise that their site "works best" with IE.

What? A website has the right to force any browser they want for compatibility reasons. This was actually a major problem on Linux for quite awhile.

You do know that some websites still use ActiveX, which is why edge still has a compatibility mode that pretty much launches a IE11 session. While it is depreciated, it is still used on legacy sites.

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