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Eldy Linux for the Eldery

https://linuxforelderly.wordpress.com/
Going to try this out looks interesting.
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:07 PM
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Looked interesting but don't understand why the 'elderly' should be singled out. From the pictures it looks more suited to very young users.
I decided to go no further than the page you linked to when I saw that over 55's are considered 'elderly' !
That means I'm almost in the grave so will not bother trying to learn anything new..

'Easy' Linux would sound more acceptable than Eldy
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Your Criticism is really uncalled for...
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OK, I apologize.

Had I gone to this page first http://www.eldy.eu/en/
and read that "Eldy is a software that turns any standard PC into an easy-to-use computer for people that have never used a computer before.
Provides into a easy six buttons interface email, Internet, chat, videoconferencing, documents, pictures, skype and more." , my opinion may have been different.

I also learned from there that there is a special Eldy for the Deaf. That is good.http://www.eldy.eu/en/2014/01/eldy-for-deaf/

I still no not consider over 55's to be 'elderly'. I always thought over 75's could safely be referred to as elderly.
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Are you old? No matter what your age, chances are you will say “no.”
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Are you old? No matter what your age, chances are you will say “no.”
You’re only as old as you feel
For most people it would depend on when and where one was asked the question - sometimes we all feel 'old', other times young.
No matter what we feel or how old we are I still do not think a special version of any OS should be targeted at the 'elderly' because it immediately suggests the 'elderly' are expected to not be able to cope with a normal system. Call it a learners sytem or something - target the ones that feel they need it. The 'elderly' should not be lumped together as needing extra help. Some do - I know some of them personally but their age has nothing to do with it.
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For most people it would depend on when and where one was asked the question - sometimes we all feel 'old', other times young.
No matter what we feel or how old we are I still do not think a special version of any OS should be targeted at the 'elderly' because it immediately suggests the 'elderly' are expected to not be able to cope with a normal system. Call it a learners sytem or something - target the ones that feel they need it. The 'elderly' should not be lumped together as needing extra help. Some do - I know some of them personally but their age has nothing to do with it.
I DO NOT know what your problem is but it appears everytime I post you feel the need to criticze. I really do think you need to step back once and awhile and be more polite to your elders
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I DO NOT know what your problem is but it appears everytime I post you feel the need to criticze. I really do think you need to step back once and awhile and be more polite to your elders
I was not aware I had a problem, The only problem I see is that you do appear to be confusing discussion with criticism.
I do apologise if you have been offended by my genuine attempts to encourage some discussion into this forum. Looking down the page I see I have also endorsed your recommendation for a Free Office Suite, reponded to your query regarding Dropbox and lightheartedly disucussed GMO apples.
The only disagreement would have appeared to have been in this thread http://forum.worldstart.com/showthread.php?t=172017where I gave an opinion from my personal perspective.

But never mind - it is your lucky day. I shall not 'Step back once in a while' as you suggested but will step right out and shall not respond to your posts any more.
I am always polite to my elders, always have been, I was brought up that way. I shall continue to be so.
I wish you and your Eldy distro all the best.

Those non Linux readers may be interested that Eldy is also available for Windows and Mac. It's easy, it's free, and has been around for 11 years.
It just has an unfortunate name
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