[ubuntu-uk] Donation of Old PCs
robinmenneer at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 17:24:29 GMT 2007
As a new comer to Ubuntu, I find that it is unnecessarily
sophisticated. What I need is an operating system that will run Open
Office and similar freeware on a simple turn-key basis, and not all
the facilities that I seem to have on my downloaded version of Ubuntu
- which I had to get someone else to install. I don't mind
non-essentials being on the hard drive, but I don't want to be able to
access it or to suffer if it goes wrong. I started computing with
Fortran 1 over 30 years ago and had one of the first Commodore Pets,
and have managed to keep away from Windows, moving from DOS to Susi
and Tiger. Now aged 75 my needs are much more simple and your
attitude to a suitable cut-down desktop based Obuntu would suit me as
well as to newcomers. Or dress up Bash to be as friendly as DOS was
in some of its versions - it had the merits of simplicity - and leave
out the icon schene.
On 1/3/07, Mr W. F. Vening <nvening at gmail.com> wrote:
> Has anyone looked into taking donations of old PCs, which businesses
> throw out, and installing a form of Ubuntu on them. Then giving them
> to schools, youth clubs etc who couldn't afford to buy them?
> I know there are a few systems like this already but this is a great
> way to get Ubuntu used more and more, and do a bit of charity work at
> the same time!
> This is also a great time to start talking about it as soon many
> businesses will be upgrading systems for Vista.
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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