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Mathew Carley mathewc@h...
Wed Nov 16 06:16:37 NZDT 2005

Going on from my previous post, would you all mind if I sent my
grandmother to the next installfest and/or meeting?

I threw together a SuSE 9.1 Personal system on an old box just before I
left NZ, and they took the box home from my parents place the other

What they seem to use the computer for is:

Office (Writer, Calc, Impress mostly). Is there a publisher equivalent
that you would recommend? I hate publisher myself, but... yeah.
Not a whole lot else.

I don't mind whether you leave SuSE on the box or if you "upgrade" it to
Breezy, I am happy to support either from the other side of the globe.

It needs to have 
**A VNC server installed and configured for me to be able to do this as
well, so... yeah.
**A nice, easy, clean, pretty interface.
**I don't think it would have to be too similar to Windows 98.

Box specification is (as I said, old) Cel366/128/6GB/CD, Modem, Sound
Blaster 16... Used to be in mums shop before she upgraded.

I'm sure she wouldn't mind paying for some tuition as well, but I have
made the suggestion that she might go there.


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