My mom has a business and mostly uses Windows and Mac OS X; I mentioned Linux because it could help save money.
She is unfamiliar with Linux though; I gave her some basic introduction (uncertain if it’s any good, but sure), but I would like to be able to ease her into Linux if she prefers it.
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Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).
Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.
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Seconding this! I’ve had the best success by using Linux to revive people’s old laptops that just couldn’t run other modern OSes fast enough, and if they’ve been impressed enough, they’ve ended up installing it on their other devices. Even if not (say, if it didn’t support some applications required for work, for example), they’ve usually at least kept it on said laptop.