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Old 06-12-2009, 12:24 PM
Phillip Dyson
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,520
Default Recommended Laptop Configuration for a 13 year old?

hey all,
I'm going to be handing my old HP Compaq nc6000 laptop to my 13 year old step daughter and I was wondering if there are any recommended configurations out there from the Thoughts family.

Here's what I know:
  • I haven't decided whether to go through the tedium of upgrading it to Vista. What is more probably is will have XP Home or Pro.
  • I will probaby give her a User level account and her Mom an admin account.
  • Virus scanner (nod32) is a definite.
I know that her mom wants to be able to periodically check the computer to see what kind of activity her daughter has been doing. I figure betweem the two accounts she should be covered there. However, with the introduction of the In-Private browsing in IE8 I'm not sure if that becomes a hole in the whole setup.

You thoughts?

Phone: Nexus one Backup Phone: AT&T Samsung Jack; Future Phone: I'm Watching WP7; Media Player: Platinum Zune HD 32GB; Home Server: HP MediaSmart Server LX195 Console: XBox 360, PS3, Wii
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