Hello everyone. I have what might be a rather unusual issue. My parents are in their 70s and 80s and my husband and I just gave them an old laptop. My husband put Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron on it -- I guess we didn't have our original Windows license anymore? Anyway, he figured it was free and easy enough to use.
The trouble is, my parents don't know how to use a computer at all. They have been using WebTV/MSNTV for years so they do know a little bit about surfing the web, e-mail, etc...but as far as using a mouse, finding things through menus...they need to learn the absolute basics. And it occurred to me recently that if they go to a computer class, it will almost certainly be taught using Windows as the OS. I know there are a lot of similarities but at the same time, I think they will get confused when they get home and try to navigate around Ubuntu.
Right now, they are out of state and won't be home for a few weeks, so I have some time to figure this out Does anyone have any advice for me? Are there any resources on the web or in book form for people who need to learn to use a computer that is not Windows or Mac-based? Help!
Thanks in advance!