A new computer aimed at people aged over 60 who are unfamiliar with PCs and the internet has been unveiled in the UK. The simplified desktop – called SimplicITy – has just six buttons directing users to basic tasks such as e-mail and chat. Watch the video on this BBC news item and then watch the other video, and follow the comment and discussion here.
Computer for Seniors
The software is ELDY software available, as is all open source software, is FREE and available from http://www.eldy.eu/ It is likely able to run on any relatively recent personal computer, say made in the last three or four years. Drivers for LINUX computers are now fairly well available. I loaded the latest version of Ubuntu (the most common linux distribution on a five year old computer and have never had a single problem – lots easier than my other new computer running Vista.