It is a rather poorly named test if you ask me, especially since I would have to do this on my Father instead.
You see, my mother passed “The Mother Test” by installing Linux before Ubuntu even existed, and introducing me to it.
Yes, that’s right. Mum introduced me to Linux.
Mum is works on a casual/temporary basis, but in most places she works, she becomes known as a go-to person for computer advice. She first installed Linux back when it wasn’t even able to match Win95 on the desktop. This was part of her studies for the technical support course she was doing for career expansion (the syllabus module was “install an operating system”, but someone forgot to specify which) and her teacher was a very open-minded ex-sysadmin.
Now days, Mum runs Ubuntu on her primary computer. She even reports the occasional bug.
Dad on the other hand, demands assistance if the icons mum has to set up for him on his Windows desktop change order, or if new ones appear
So, can we please find a better name for this test.