Note: Please understand that with this question I am in no way suggesting that older generations are in anyway less handy with a computer!
I support my parents Windows XP PC. It's a few years old now and really jammed up - it could do with a wipe and reinstall to give it a new lease of life. They primarily use it to surf, email, make holiday movies and organize photos.
Ideally I'd like to migrate them to my preferred platform - Mac - which I now use constantly. My motivations for this are as follows:
- They'll have a more productive experience (IMHO)
- Safari, iMovie and iPhoto will pretty much do everything they need
- I can support them better on Mac
- Not so important: I believe I can spend less time supporting them
I have 'switched' other 'IT-illiterate' family members with great success. However, my parents are rightly concerned they they'll get frustrated by the subtle differences between the two platforms. They struggled to get where they are with Windows and I must admit that I have no idea how they'll take to it.
So my question is: Does anyone have any useful experiences of migrating such folk to Mac?