Hi all, firstly great site, still taking it all in. I need some advice for a mac newbie. Here's the situation... My mother lives in France and England, and is just turning 70. She has a PC that she has never been able to do much on, and is currently collecting dust/viruses in her basement. She is basically computer illiterate and I live on the other side of the world so have trouble helping her too often. We have just produced a granddaughter for her, and I would love her to be able to easily look at photos, maybe even video link etc. It would be truly a magical thing for her and us, and help overcome the tyranny of distance. Does anyone have any advice on whether she is likely to be able to use a mac if I was to buy one for her birthday. Has anyone had a similar experience? I guess the first question is whether you think there is any way she'd be able to operate it. Originally I had thought of buying her a MacBook Pro for transporting between the two countries. However I think the smaller screens might cause her a problem going forward, as her eyesight is ok now but might not be so good down the track. But now if we do it, I was thinking of buying her two macs, one for England and one for France, with a reasonable size screen(s). This wouldnt end up being much more expensive a solution. So my second question is what would you recommend for my hardware solution? Lastly I guess, and i hate to admit it, all my computers here are PCs because of work. How much compatibility problems am I going to have with her using a mac? Should I bite the bullet and buy one here? (its now getting a bit pricey to buy 3 machines, if she doesnt take to it) Thanks for any advice you can give.