Well, Granny already switched. Over the weekend, I switched my friends 74 year old grandmother to Kubuntu, and even fancied it up for her. I showed her around, and how to update. Well, I showed her how to install .deb files as well. She is pretty computer savvy, which was just way to cool for me. Well, I just talked to her today, and here is what she had to say:
“I love dpkg -i Richie. I found a card game and it was packaged for Debian, but it had the .deb ending. So I did the sudo dpkg -i name.deb, and it installed without one question. That is what I hated about Microsoft. It always asked stupid questions that would confuse me, and I never knew if I installed the program or not, so I would usually give up or wait for Zach to come around.”
Granny B, You Rock! I thought this was pretty neat, and decided to share. Note, I couldn’t remember the card game she installed, but she is loving her Internet and E-Mail, now that she doesn’t have to constantly worry about opening them as well. When I visit Granny B, I will get a picture of her hacking away with her Kubuntu setup.