Pay it forward - 'Giving' Ubuntu to Windows Users

Steven Davies-Morris sdavmor at
Wed Dec 10 02:21:44 UTC 2008

David Fox wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 5:38 PM, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:
>> Actually, I got the two systems that I've prepared from a 
>> recycled bunch that was thrown out for trash. I'm aware of the 
>> Alameda center (I'm about 40 miles south) & think that they are 
>> fantastic! However I think
> I was at one of their recycle events back in March of this year, 
> and along with a bunch of volunteers we got Ubuntu installed on a 
> few hundred donated systems. So they are very much about putting 
> free software on the machines.
> It was hosted at Untangle in San Mateo along with a number of other
>  partner sites that same day. (Andrew Fife of Untangle is president
>  of our local silicon Valley LUG too).

[applause] That's fantastic. Great to see that perfectly good computer
equipment can live on doing something productive instead of becoming
landfill just because some company's newest bloatVare has made it
obsolete before it has naturally expired.
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