I told my parents in about 2008 that they should switch from Windows to Ubuntu. Otherwise, they'd have to find someone else to do technical support.

They listened, and we figured out which laptop would work best (a Dell, as it turned out) and after some initial 'training' they had seven years of trouble-free use of that laptop. Then they had my MacBook (some issues, not many) and now they're rocking a Chromebook Pixel.



@dajbelshaw you think that 10 years from now Windows will be another Linux distro? Maybe they decide the OS is not so relevant and do the same thing they did with VS Code and Edge.

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