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Cosmicb 12-16-2009 09:41 PM

Linux People need to build a new "old-lady Mint-OS".. "Mint Julep"...
 
My 87 relative flatly refuses to permit me to install Mint in her Notebook, because she says she's "not confident with mint yet"... I built her a Mint desktop.. She likes it, but she's slow at learning new things at 87...
I wonders how many more times I'll have to teach her how to save Internet files in Mint..? Maybe she wants Me to save the 4000 emails in her XP OE..? Probably... "WhooH! "XP", I shudders all the ways to me timbers when I thinks that I gotta spend about 4 to 6 hours restoring her notebook's XP OS.. when Mint takes only just over an hour... You might say XP is one of my worst nightmares.. "Twas the XP-nightmare before christmas.. and all through the house"......

Would be nice if there was a simpleton mint-tutorial that teaches mindless and dying people to operate Linux-Mint smoothly...
Everything must be as step by step as it can get... It's all gotta-be "bedrock yubbadubbadoo" stuff...
But I just can't get my stuff down-to "yubbado mentality", not since grade-one... same as that I lose my cookies from the smells of a rural carcass dump... Not good to be in the middle of one when you suddenly realizes you shouldn't be.. "whooh!.. It feels like "escaping hell itself"... Every human should experience a carcass dump at least once in their lives, to see and know what we do to our planet's living things...

Maybe Linux People need to build an "old-lady Mint-OS"..?
Maybe call it "Mint Julep"...
Show some honest substantial respect to the Elderly...

MS3FGX 12-16-2009 11:10 PM

I don't really know what to say about any of this...

exvor 12-17-2009 05:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MS3FGX (Post 3794704)
I don't really know what to say about any of this...

hahahaha took the words right out of my mouth there.

mybrothersentme 08-18-2016 11:26 AM

Maybe you should just be happy
 
Gosh! Your 87 yo mother isn't comfortable with Mint. (I HATED MINT, myself. I run Ubuntu 16.04 with the Cinnamon Desktop. But that's beside the point.

About 1 1/2 years ago I called my 87 yo mother. She started crying and said, "I can't even play my games and Solitaire on the computer anymore. It's like jibberish." She was dead within six months. So, if your relatives are still alive, "Quit your bit&*ing."

I hope your mother is still alive at this time. This is an old thread, I know.

(I am 60 yo and if my mind gets like that, I will move to Oregon. Some things are legal there that are not legal where I now live.)

Maybe Linux People need to build an "old-lady Mint-OS"..?
Maybe call it "Mint Julep"...
Show some honest substantial respect to the Elderly...[/QUOTE]

rokytnji 08-18-2016 11:52 AM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Giving me the biggest grin possible ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


I built a physically wheeled rolling desktop computer for a 90 year old lady that is a personal buddy of my wife and a 2nd mom to me.

I installed AntiX on it with auto login. Rox desktop withT large icons for internet, chat, email,
Solitaire game set, KMahjongg game set, Frozen Bubble. Facebook bookmark. Twitter bookmark.

Search engine/home page button is startpage.

Nothing fancy. Just the basics

No updates unless I come over and do it. Which happens about avert 3 or 4 weeks. Runs Jessie repos. No systemd.

Ruth is a happy camper on her Linux computer that her daughter has no clue on how Ruth operates it or I maintain it.


I loved the get off my lawn post above. I am a retired scooter tramp on social security myself.

ardvark71 08-18-2016 07:39 PM

(Nevermind)

TB0ne 08-18-2016 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ardvark71 (Post 5592759)
Hi mybrothersentme and rokytnji...
Did you guys notice the date of the original post? ;)

Did you notice they commented on it?

ardvark71 08-19-2016 04:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mybrothersentme (Post 5592532)
(I am 60 yo and if my mind gets like that, I will move to Oregon. Some things are legal there that are not legal where I now live.)

Hi...

But that doesn't mean they're beneficial for folks. :(

Regards...

TB0ne 08-19-2016 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ardvark71 (Post 5592893)
Hi...
But that doesn't mean they're beneficial for folks. :(

...and since he doesn't say what he's talking about, how would you know, exactly??? And what is 'beneficial' for you may not be for others...and vice-versa.

exvor 08-24-2016 01:54 PM

LOL when I commented on this back in 2009 I figured it was just some gibberish that was posted.

Thanks for the time travel hop back to 2009 for some LQ wierdness. :P

rtmistler 08-24-2016 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by exvor (Post 5595462)
LOL when I commented on this back in 2009 I figured it was just some gibberish that was posted.

Thanks for the time travel hop back to 2009 for some LQ wierdness. :P

Most of it is still gibberish...

biosboy4 08-25-2016 04:43 PM

To me, the word giberrish means slightly gibber, but that first post up there is very berry gibbler.. I mean gibber.

Quote:

(I am 60 yo and if my mind gets like that, I will move to Oregon. Some things are legal there that are not legal where I now live.)
^

un1x 08-25-2016 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mybrothersentme (Post 5592532)
12-17-09 05:36 AM

Did u noticed the date ? ? ?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/rules.html

Old threads/"necro-bumping"

Do your part to keep the forums tidy. Posting in old threads, or "necrobumping" is generally discouraged in the technical issue subforums, since it can potentially create disjointed "zombie" information; outdated posts with data which is no longer relevant due to Arch's rolling nature, combined with more recent posts reflecting more current circumstance. Furthermore, technical support threads should remain succinct, and multiple pages are to be avoided if possible.

Rules of thumb

If you have a question, start a new thread and link to the old if relevant.
If you have something to add and judge that your information is related, but more up-to-date, start a new thread and link to the old if desired, but avoid duplicating effort by posting information already contained in the Arch wiki.
If you have a version-agnostic or corresponding solution, necrobumping can be appropriate.

ondoho 08-26-2016 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mybrothersentme (Post 5592532)
This is an old thread, I know.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TB0ne (Post 5592768)
Did you notice they commented on it?

Quote:

Originally Posted by un1x (Post 5596083)
Did u noticed the date ? ? ?

someone's late to being late to a late party.

rtmistler 08-26-2016 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ondoho (Post 5596453)
someone's late to being late to a late party.

Well, Grandma is 94 now, so give her a break! :D

Not as spry as she was at 87.

I do find myself wondering how I'd start a new thread, link back to this thread, and say something relevant.

At the very least I've learned that MINT extends back as far as "Ought Six", and that it was once called Barbara. (The name of one of my ex girlfriends ... hoping the wife doesn't read this!)


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