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Re: [News] Bay Area Schools Continue to Receive GNU/Linux PCs

John Locke <johnlocke98513@xxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 10:41:04 -0500, Linonut <linonut@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>>* Matt peremptorily fired off this memo:
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> Thumbs up  Massive F/OSS Installfest for Schools on Recycled Computers (March
>>>> 1st)
>>> http://www.accrc.org/
>>   We give free refurbished computers to schools, non-profit
>>   organizations, and economically and/or physically disadvantaged
>>   individuals. Although our computers are all old enough that they were
>>   discarded by their previous owners, the ones that we refurbish are
>>   still perfectly adequate for most home, school, and office
>>   applications. Our refurbished systems all run a Free software
>>   GNU/Linux operating system.
> Good Show ! 
> My mohter's church has a used computer action coming up
> ina few months. I have 15 older working PCs from our business to
> donate. All of them will get their harddrives wiped and then loaded
> with Linux. These machines (mostly Socket "A", 800 MHz - 1.2 GHz, 256
> meg memory) will do just fine for general office applications and
> internet browsing. No Microsoft overkill here.
> Totla cost for one of these machines...they usually auction off for
> around $40.00. 

As you say, for most uses, ie., web, office use and so on, they are
perfectly adequate.  

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