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

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Fri Oct 23 22:57:17 BST 2009

On Wed, 21 Oct 2009 21:12:02 -0600
"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.

Got you a bit of publicity.

Take a look at Brad's note at the end of the write-up.

> 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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