[ubuntu-us-ut] Bring Back Your Dead Computer Day Was A Success

Christer Edwards christer.edwards at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 21:43:29 GMT 2009

Congrats. Glad to hear that it went so well!

On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 12:49 PM, Chris R. <riseley at gmail.com> wrote:
> No idea if the group is curious about this but we had a very successful
> Bring Your Dead Computer Back To Life Day.
> Summary:
> 41 attempts.
> 36 successful Ubuntu (or Xubuntu) installs.
> Here's a note I sent out to faculty at the college about the day:
> Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 10:36:59 -0700
> Subject: [everyone] Many Computers Were Brought Back From The Dead!
> I want to thank all the faculty who stopped me in the hallways yesterday to
> ask me how the Bring Your Dead Computer Back To Life Day went.  I'm guessing
> a few more of you are curious, so it is with great pleasure that I announce
> that the event was a stupendous success.  Participants in the Open Source
> Software Club worked on over 40 systems that day and successfully brought
> about 36 systems back to life. The few we could not save had serious
> problems with hardware that even an Ubuntu restore would not resolve.
>  Students and club members eagerly welcomed Sanpete residents in Humanities
> 122 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and did so with grace and enthusiasm.  I
> confess we were almost overwhelmed at one point as we had six stations
> restoring desktop PCs and a row of five laptops being worked on all at once!
> I have to single out club president Abe Chapman for his valiant and tireless
> work that day.  He was at my house picking up monitors at 8:30 am and he
> left the event with me at 7:00 pm, after we had cleaned up.  His thirteen
> year old brother Jake proved to be essential to the project, as he was the
> only one of us who was truly expert at troubleshooting systems that
> initially proved difficult to restore. And of course I have to thank each
> and every student who showed up and donated his or her time, effort and
> energy, making the event not only successful but fun for everyone who
> arrived. Morgan's cookies were awesome and universally appreciated!
> The final club meeting of the Open Source Software Club is Tuesday, December
> 1st at 6:00pm in Hum. 144. Disks and instructions for restoring your dead
> computer will be available if you were unable to make our event. You can
> learn more about this project at www.ubuntu.com.
> Yours in service,
> Chris
> P.S. I'm attaching a few photos for those of you who might be wondering what
> all this looked like.
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