Re: What the feculent pile of...
Linux is out of the mix, mainly due to required interoperability.
Internet is needed for send/receive of finished stuff easily.
It's not a major income generator, but it's something she enjoys passing the time with when nothing else is happening.
The main thing is, a laptop, even a cheap one, should not have a 2 year life limited by a software update to the OS. They aren't cellphones. :(