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simplicITy: A Linux-powered computer for the elderly

If you want to introduce a group of people to the Web, a group that’s never used a PC, and have never used the Internet, what route would you take? Sell them a Windows PC, or one powered by a Linux operating system? My guess is it would be a Linux PC, and that’s is exactly what discount.age and Wessex Computers have done in the UK.

They just launched the simplicITy computer, a low-profile desktop PC powered by Eldy and Linux Mint. Eldy is a multi-functional desktop application for the elderly, and Linux Mint is, of course, one of the nicer, Ubuntu-based Linux desktop operating systems.

Here’s is a marketing line from the simplicITy website:

The simplicity computer is powered by Eldy and runs the Linux Mint operating system. Linux Mint and Eldy are far more immune to viruses, spyware and Trojans and other security threats than other systems. Best of all, Linux Mint is completely free, as are all the applications, as well as all updates and upgrades to future versions.

Couldn’t have put it better myself. You certainly do not want to expose the elderly to all the crap that comes with a Windows operating system.

Here’s a video intro about the PC.

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