Keep Mom Happy, Use Chrome!
My mom is 73 and has been bashing my because her computer has slowed to a crawl. She's still running XP on a dual core 3.4GHz P4 with 4 GB ram and less that 15% of her 480GB hard disk has been used. I've been racking my brains trying to figure out what's been going on.
I noticed that she was spending most of her time using IE and I suggested that she stop using IE and start using FF or Chrome and I set Chrome as her default browser. Now she is happy and content. Her computer no longer hangs and zips through her favorite web tasks. She says it faster than ever and she thinks that I am a computer Jedi again.
The moral of the story is keep your mom happy and use Chrome!