[ubuntu-us-ut] Snow College Open Source Club To Bring 100 Dead Computers Back To Life

Mike Basinger mike.basinger at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 04:40:04 BST 2009

Ubuntu Utah will definitely help, it is a long drive for most of our
members in the SLC area, but if no one can make the drive, we will be
available in our IRC channel for on-line support. If I get the Ubuntu
9.10 CDs in before Nov 14th, I will mail you down a stack. I also
blogged your event, which should be seen by the larger Ubuntu
Community via planet.ubuntu.com.


On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 9:12 PM, Chris R. <riseley at gmail.com> wrote:
> Something wonderful happened at Snow College down in Ephraim, UT, this
> semester:  a few energetic students formed the Snow College Open Source
> Software Club.
> To be chartered at Snow, a club needs to provide a service to the community.
> On Saturday, November 14th, 2009, from 10:00am to 6:00pm the Open Source
> Club is going to bring 100 DEAD COMPUTERS BACK TO LIFE! This will all be
> happening in Humanities 122 on the Snow College campus. 150 E. College Ave.
> (Turn East at our traffic signal.)
> You folks on this list know exactly how this is going to happen.  People in
> the community will bring in their five to ten year old systems (or even
> older?) and we are going to restore these system with Ubuntu (or Xubuntu as
> necessary) and introduce John Q. Public to the over 20,000 free applications
> available to us in the Synaptic Package Manager.  (People will be instructed
> to have cleaned off any files they hope to keep.)  The miracle of Ubuntu and
> Open Source Software is about to reach Sanpete County in what we hope is a
> significant manner.
> The members of this club are all relatively new to Ubuntu and the world of
> Open Source.  We do not have skills with terminal commands, but we sure can
> pop in a Live CDs and bring systems up.  The Install CDs seem to do all the
> heavy lifting.
>  It might be nice to have some assistance on this day from more experienced
> Ubuntu enthusiasts and so we would like to invite members of the Utah Ubuntu
> Team to come on down.  The club should have a budget for food and the
> hopefully there will be live music.  We're hoping for an all day party
> featuring Ubuntu and hopefully the end result will be that a lot of people
> walk home with their older system restored to Ubuntu -- or short of that,
> they will leave with the live CD and the phone number of a club member who
> can walk them through restoration of their computer. (In the spirit of Open
> Source, we are doing all of this free of charge, of course.)
> Please come on down Saturday, November 14th, 2009, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
> and be a part of what we hope will be a real push toward educating the
> public about Open Source Software.  We'd like to meet you and your expertise
> will likely be needed.
> Thanks,
> Chris
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Mike Basinger
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