The comments on Linux Mint were pretty good and she seemed to be able to navigate if pretty easy and her feedback was mostly positive
That's why I posted it here. I typically post the video on the forum corresponding the the operating system tried. E.g. Ubuntu video on the Ubuntu forums. I do however avoid posting it on the forum if she had negative opinions of the operating system since its quite insulting to the fans of the operating system. For example I posted the windows 8 one on the windows 8 forums and boom... I was in trouble lol
However this is what one of the windows 8 people said (note windows 8 was my first video and I had not recorded any others): What's the point of these type of videos? If you sat someone down in front of a computer running XP, OS X, Linux or whatever and told them to start using it they would have a similar experience.
I proved them wrong lol!
Edit: Microsoft Bob really looks bad' I can see why it was a flop!
Notice how she initially liked it and though wow... The more she used it the more she hated it though lol
If you take Microsoft's theory of early and often then the "early" was a success but the "often" is a huge failure.
I do have one comment, STOP SNICKERING AT YOUR MUM! She is being such an awesome sport, and very good-natured. I probably would just laugh at my son if he did this to me, so likely it doesn't bother her, but OMG, if I were there while you were filming, I would have hit you! It doesn't come across as very nice.
She is fine with me laughing as it adds to the comedy of the videos. If I stood there with no expressions I would seem like a very dull person. The things she says sometimes is hilarious. Take this for example:
Me: So what operating system do you prefer to use?
Mum: The one I'm used to.
Me: Well what is that?
Mum: Windows 7, That will do.
Me: You don't even use windows 7
Mum: What do I use?
Me: *Laughs* Seriously you should know what you use!
Me: You don't, You hate vista.
Mum: Well what do I use then?
Me: The thing before vista.
Me: Yes XP
Mum: Well that's fine, just stay with the XP.
Mum: It doesn't matter. I'm used to it. I know what to do and thats it!
She doesn't consider herself stupid (which my Mom would in a similar situation), she considers the ppl who wrote the OS idiots. Brava for her!
She feels stupid when I reshow her bits of the videos and laughs at herself in them.
edit: PS, next time you might want to have her put on a fresh top! Just a girl thing, but I noticed right off that she had something on the bottom of her top.
yea she had a dirty shirt with paint on it in the Ubuntu one so she decided to get all dressed up for the Linux mint one
The more interesting experiment would be not just could she get Linux up and running, but to have her use it for three months or something and see how she fared. She might actually like W8 better, just b/c once she learned how to use it, she could do all the things she was used to doing with far less hacking.
Yes but something like that wouldn't work... She doesn't want me to touch her computer because she worships and uses windows xp as if it were a god or religion. She did tell me however if she did need to update she would use linux mint rather than windows 8 unless windows 9 turned out better.