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mom and I update - woohoo!
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 14, 2006 09:00AM
a 1.5G Intel solo Mini for mom and a Quad 2G Intel for me.
woo hoo!

gotta decide between Hanna 17" and Viewsonic 17"; and a keyboard
She's use to my old Apple Ext KB II from my IIci, via USB adapter.

can't wait for those early morning calls of "the computer is broken again".
but at least she'll have a Mac capable of using the broadband available where she lives.
And iPhoto at last. She's upgrading from a iMac 266.



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Re: mom and I update - woohoo!
Posted by: raz
Date: November 14, 2006 09:37AM
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Fritz
can't wait for those early morning calls of "the computer is broken again".

I moved my 70 y.o. Mom from an iMac266 running 8.6 to a G4 Mini 1.25 last Turkey Day. The first major call I got was three months later when the plug got pulled accidently. She wanted to know what she was supposed to do at the login screen :-)



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Re: mom and I update - woohoo!
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 14, 2006 09:42AM
mom's 85 and this is her bday present. she's been on me about getting a faster computer and "learning to the web thing, whatever that is".

I'm hoping this will be more intuitive. In any case, at least we'll both be on the same system and I won't have to struggle to remember OS 9.2 over the phone, should that happen.



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Re: mom and I update - woohoo!
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: November 14, 2006 01:19PM
I'll be your mom.
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Re: mom and I update - woohoo!
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 14, 2006 01:36PM
ya wanna be 85 too?



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Re: mom and I update - woohoo!
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 14, 2006 03:26PM
Boscos Screen Share -- use it with my mom all the time to access her mac from mine --- suuuuper simple to setup and use -- plus its free =)

if you have a compusa near you they may still have the kensington pilot board/mouse for $10 after rebate, not a bad board, but like all wireless mice, theirs feels "heavy" to me after adding 2 AA batteries





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Re: mom and I update - woohoo!
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 14, 2006 04:59PM
oh that's sweet. that'll come in handy.
thx



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Re: mom and I update - woohoo!
Posted by: msienkiewicz
Date: November 14, 2006 09:06PM
Attaboy, Fritz. Sounds like a wonderful gift. Leader! Hope she likes OS X.

My mom is also close to that age... she has a PC and is always remarking about the little messages from Outlook that she can't read. I have to leave the tech support to the Windows folk in the family... really did try to lobby for a Mac when she last updated her computer but she wanted to stay with what she knew.
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