[ubuntu-uk] Donation of Old PCs
bhaltair at gmail.com
Thu Jan 4 16:07:20 GMT 2007
I run a small charity (www.clacksnet.org.uk) and we are about to start a
scheme where local community groups, charities and the low waged can get a
fully functioning PC with Ubuntu inatalled as well as all the useual Open
Source s/w for a small donation. The idea came about as I work at the
University of Stirling which has a fairly high turnaround of PCs and as they
have to pay for disposal it's better for them to donate them to my charity.
We are starting small at first with only PCs from my own departmant and if
this goes well I'll approach the desktop support team with a proposal. I
only take fully operational Pentium 2 or above systems and agree to wipe the
HDD. I've found P2s run very well on Ubuntu 6.06 and P3s are still OK with
6.1. I also found that Xubuntu is more suitable for some laptops (Thinkpads)
On 03/01/07, 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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