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Happen to know that there is a PC specially made simple for seniors above 45s to use.
It is called the easyPC and base on a Linux system.
If you are interest can check out meeswa.com
They sell the PC with P4 2.66GHz and quite good specs (plus easyPC installed) for just SGD 599 (without monitor) plus with 1 free training.
Don't think I see any company in SG doing such a development yet except for Mee Swa.
It is running on KDE environment and their icons are also specially designed.
The Font size is increased to minimum 13pts (default is 10pts) and they keybinded 8 useful applications on the keybd buttons which minimise the usage of mouse (seniors find it difficult to use mouse)
Instead of double clicking the application, it been set to single click.
A user and detail user manual is created for the seniors and they will be given one free training.
Think this is the only computer that provide such services for this niche segment.
To try encourage them to use PC and surf internet.
There will be a user grp formed to discuss how to use the technology. They also use xine as multimedia player. can watch vcd or listen to cd or quicktime.