Satya's blog - Local man recycles computers with Ubuntu

Feb 29 2008 09:08 Local man recycles computers with Ubuntu

There's a local tech guy who requests computers and parts on Freecycle, puts them together to make working computers, installs Ubuntu Linux on them and then *gives them away* on Freecycle. These computers are perfectly usable for web surfing and email, which is 99% of the computer activity of 80% of people. With some patience, you can even run an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet). And it comes with basic games (and some more advanced games, like Quake, can be had legally if you know where to look).

I think this is a wonderful idea and I think the local papers should do a story on him (hint, hint, Post and Courier, and Lowcountry Blogs ;-) )

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