Back story: I built a desktop a few years ago with Pentium M and stuff so it would be very quiet; my mother is picky about that stuff. I installed Windows XP, and it was working fine until the HDD has issues, so I replaced it and installed Linux; it worked out for a while until 2 weeks ago when she starting having problems here and there; I've fixed some, I think it's time she invested in something better. I'm really sick of fixing problems every day. I didn't know it was even possible to break stuff in Linux without root or Terminal... Anyways, so I need help convincing her that she needs a new computer; please don't give me crap about new refreshes; she couldn't care less. I need this conversion done ASAP, today if possible. We don't really have stringent finances, but she will not buy stuff she has little to no experience in. In other words, she will buy cars, expensive woman stuff, etc, but $50 on a cell phone or a few hundred on a TV she will be complaining for days. I know she like the MacBook Air as my dad recently got one, but I don't want her to get that either; she wants to use it as a desktop most of the time, so hence the MacBook. I'll need some convince here; especially help from those who were pleading to get one for school and stuff... (of course minus the buy one for homework ) Regards.