Unsafe as in your non-computer super-literate parents...
I have few friends that aren't really computer savvy and need often computer check or they even infect themselves with whatever... Bad-ware in general...
I'm not really keen on reinstalling their machines once a year or so that's why I started considering Ubuntu for them.
My relative is the next in line to get a complete reinstall. She needs this:
- Internet - I would install FF or Chrome
- Skype - I see there's a version for Linux as well
- Office like software - OpenOffice being best alternative
- Printer/Scanner support - this is the one I'm not really sure about... Canon MP520 anyone? Will I be able to make it work?
What is your opinion on this? Do you think that Ubuntu is mature enough for everyday users to use? I suppose they will be a bit more safe since there's much less badware around for Linux as it is for Windows.
Let's make it less argumentative
If you have any experience in installing Ubuntu on everyday users' computers what would you suggest I should be careful about, take care about or install/remove/set? Basically I'd like to get best guidelines on installing Ubuntu on everyday users' machine.