My dad plays solitare and mine sweeper and browses the web (turbotax is the deal breaker). My mom use a chromebook to video chat. Oh yeah, I bought their current computers also. There is no point in a high powered computer. As far as support....You must be daft. Of course I do. I even made a dual audio out from their tv, cloned off the hdmi, one to bluetooth headphones for my mom and one to speakers for my dad. Oh, I bought their 70in TV too. But thanks for being Sanctimonious.They gave you life. They gave you meals for free.... and you do not reciprocate? When I build my desktop I build two. One with I7 for me, one with I5 and bigger screen for my mom. With life long support. Both still work (although mine has no SSD, but I don't mind because I do not use it like a laptop to consult something, then shutting it down.
An SD card has less life than a harddisk, so make sure you have a backup solution too. And a standby spare SD card.
Additionally, you clearly have little/no experience with pis or you would know:
- If shutdown cleanly or left on the sd cards last a long time. I have one going on 3 years. You can map a shutdown script to a power button.
- You can boot from an external usb drive as well.
This is about adequate hardware for the use case. Which a pi with a good wine/box86 config is perfect and not completely overkill.
So yeah thanks for throwing in your poor judgement on a situation you don't know.