My parents have an old mac on its last legs, which they use for web browsing and very little else. I’m considering setting them up with a replacement machine running NixOS, but I’m unsure about the feasibility/practicality.
On the one hand, they’ve never used Linux before and I’d likely need to handle most of the maintenance/updates.
On the other hand, the use-case is very simple (ability to log in, run a web-browser, get audio working), and it’s likely the only maintenance would be an occasional update.
If it’s feasible to perform maintenance remotely, that would be nice. That’s an area I’m not familiar with, but would be interested in learning about.
The main priorities for this machine would be:
I’m curious what people think. Am I crazy to consider NixOS for this? Should I set them up with a more conventional Linux distro? Should I just get them a Chromebook?