Re: I'd never trust non-techies with Windows online.
I would love to do the same thing except there's a couple problems.
1: My parents aren't smart enough to use Linux, it took me long enough to teach my mum to use windows for gods sakes
2: I still refuse to pay over the odds for a mac, ditto for the rest of my family.
Instead, when a non tech person I know gets a new laptop / PC, the first thing I do is look up what is currently rated the best free anti-virus (since it seems to change yearly) then install that, malwarebytes, spyware blaster / spybot S&D. Stops them getting spyware, and removes any that may be on there.
Of course this may change next time somebody buys a new computer, who knows what the current standings of various security software are right now.