[ubuntu-uk] Donation of Old PCs

Mr W. F. Vening nvening at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 22:58:23 GMT 2007


I am not quite sure on exactly what you mean.

Do you find that using Ubuntu for day to day use is too complicated or
was it just the initial installation of Ubuntu?

One more thing, what version did you have installed for you?


On 1/3/07, Robin Menneer <robinmenneer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Neil
> 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.
> Robin
> On 1/3/07, Mr W. F. Vening <nvening at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Neil
> >
> > --
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> > https://wiki.kubuntu.org/UKTeam/
> >

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