The Grandmother Paradox

chabon chabon at
Fri Apr 25 10:23:25 MDT 2008

On 4/23/08, Barry Roberts <blr at> wrote:
> If you can upgrade her memory (check DI), do it.
>  I would add that if you keep her on Windows, discourage use of Internet Exploder.  Even with hardware firewall and AV software, it's just an exploit waiting to happen, and I don't think you'll get any security updates for whatever the latest version is that runs on 98 (5.5?).  Delete all IE icons, and make firefox the default.
>  I've had vector linux running ok on 128 MB machines.  But OOo and firefox were not exactly speedy.
>  FWIW,
>  Barry

Definitely keep her away from IE, that's just asking for trouble.

Opera might be a better choice than FF considering the small amount of RAM


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