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#1 Nutshell

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 16:12

You may be aware that many elderly people in the USA are living
into their 90's. My great grandmother is 99! Her mind is still
sharp and she does use the internet.

Her PC is kind of old and slow. She needs a simple browser with
a light footprint. The objective would to load web pages as quickly
as possible. She doesn't need a browser with a million extra
features.


#2 Janitor

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 16:20

K-Meleon

#3 B0mberman

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 16:24

opera? ....if not...K meleon is a good choice :D

#4 macfanboy

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 16:25

yup. or even firefox but remember these 3 words of something doesn't seem right "Just don't click"

thats amazing that she uses the net. teach her some <html>
<title>html code</title>
<h1>ihhi</h1>
</html

#5 htwho

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 17:48

Why not go with IE7?
It is amazing that your great grandmother is that sharp! Hope she lives a merry and long life!

#6 GusValentine

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:12

Also try The World Browser:
http://www.ioage.com

#7 sdb815

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:42

K-Meleon

+1

Although I would recommend you set it up for her as K-Meleon may be a little intimidating to her in it's default state.

#8 OP Nutshell

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 22:45

I'll take a look at K-Meleon. Thanks guys.

Sadly, my great grandmother's generation may be the end of the line.
There are a growing number of people living into their 90's with their
minds still intact, if not their bodies!

With the epidemic of obesity (about 40% of the population) life expectancy
will surely decline.

My great grandmother lives in a retirement community. There are numerous
other retired folks who help keep her PC healthy. If I install K-Meleon I'll make
sure its setup right.

#9 migo

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 12:13

Off By One runs off a floppy if K-Meleon doesn't work. It's HTML 3.2 tho.

#10 CPressland

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 12:21

uBuntu Linux + Firefox = No Spyware + No Viruses = No Problems, No Stress :)

#11 roadgeek9

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 18:58

uBuntu Linux + Firefox = No Spyware + No Viruses = No Problems, No Stress :)

Ubuntu runs a little slow on older computers (such as my Pentium III), but its lightweight brother Xubuntu will work well.

#12 Bluvertigo

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 19:14

I suggest try:

Netscape 9
http://browser.netscape.com/

What Neowinians said about Netscape 9
http://www.neowin.ne...amp;hl=Netscape

#13 roadgeek9

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 19:16

Just out of curiosity, what are the specifications of that computer?

#14 vetColin-uk

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 19:30

off by one browser :shifty:

#15 primexx

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 21:38

I'd say Opera. Stay away from IE at all costs.