well the problem is I am going to russia for 6 months and my parents ( who know very less in computer ...just type and email somehow !! ) will have to use my PC to communicate with me . So I need your valuable suggestions to what are the softwares I should install and learn them to use before going ?this PC will be used just for internet purpose like say >> I will install windows ( ofcourse ) and office , I have nod32antivirus . I have to install a POPemail client and configure it bore going . again yahoo messenger , gtalk for chat & video chat . and 2-3 webbrowers like opera / firefox XP ( they started learning using firefox and now saying FF is much better than IE ) . again for simple editing editpad-Lite . what more ?