As many readers of this blog know, I absolutely LOVE Linux. Mainly because it really is so easy to use and the price simply cannot be beat. And, of course, the Linux community is just an email or forum post away if you need help.
But you probably ask yourself if Linux really is that easy and if others in your family would be able to make the switch. The answer is YES! And there are so many resources on the web to help you and your family make the switch.
For instance, the folks over at VirtualHosting.com have a wonderful article titled: How to: Create a Linux Box for Your Mom (50+ Resources).
The article gives links to popular Linux Distributions, software, and How to Guides. In no time, you'll be armed with valuable information which can help you set up a Linux box for mom or any family member. It's worth the visit and the read.
You can also search my blog for other ideas in getting a Linux box set up.
Above all, get Linux, get involved with the Linux community (an example would be the Kiowa Linux forums ore.the Freespire Linux forums), and move away from Windows and it's viruses and spyware.
My thanks to Amy S. Quinn of VirtualHosting.com for emailing me about their article.