Right. I've got an elderly grandmother who's got a ropey old XP computer from about 2002. We bought her an iPad last year, which she knows how to use....well..she knows how to get on facebook, check emails, print stuff and browse the web.
She still uses the old XP machine if she's got to do a letter, or if she basically needs to do some typing. We recently bought her a wireless printer so she could print from the iPad, in the hope that she'd use the iPad as the main computer so the old one can be thrown away. But it gave me an idea.
I know the Pi has some issues with it's current desktop when it comes to speed. However I've not really played with the GUI enough to tweak it into a usable system. Do you think it'd be possible to rip out the non-essential parts of the gui, and strip it back to what would essentially be a browser along side libreoffice, and maybe a mail app, and have it be fast enough to be usable as a replacement for OAP's old computers.
I'm going to give it a try either way, but I was just curious to know if anyone had tried doing this. If I could get it to a usable point all I then need to do is attach it to the back of her existing monitor, and she'll be all set