Mom wants a 'puter and so does dh
Our computer and software is probably 10 years old. We gave mom our old one when we updated then. When we moved mom we did not move her computer, it was pretty much worthless. She wants a new one, mainly to use as a glorified typewritter and save stuff so she won't have so much paper. She is the queen empress of list making and keeping notes etc. She might want to get on the internet, not to do any bill paying but just for info (she is also a information junkie).
Dh is now involved in stuff that he is sending doucments to folks and since we have wordperfect, not word, that causes problems.
I have microsoft office (old addition) at work. Which also needs updated but is toatlly not in the budget right now.
So, my question is, what computer/software to get mom that is simple and basic? (probably microsoft so I can help her. Long ago she had an early Mac and liked it, but I know nothing about that). Mom tends to over think thigs and make them more complicated than they have to be and is having trouble adjustig to new technical gadgets (the new answering machine had har totally discombobulated, but she is finally getting adjusted,) So I don't think a lap top would be good as she needs a key board that is the most like a typewriter.
So all you wise gpers of my mother's generation, what works for you?
As for dh, laptop or desk top?