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[News] Old Computers Gets the GNU/Linux Treatment

  • Subject: [News] Old Computers Gets the GNU/Linux Treatment
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 21:29:28 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Computers get second life at BBA hardware lab

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| The software is designed to be easily added 
| to by developers from anywhere. In addition 
| to the fact that Linux software is 
| adaptable, efficient and unencumbered by 
| the multiple lines of computer code 
| characteristic of the better known 
| Microsoft programs, it is also free.
| [...]
| "People who write viruses won't write in 
| Linux because it's not a challenge - it's 
| too easy," he said.


Computer Institute under $5000

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| I assembled 4 computers with a help of my 
| trusted friend. I installed Ubuntu in it. 
| This roughly cost me around $2500 (Rs 1 
| lakh plus). Then the other expenses cost me 
| the other half ($2500). I was lucky that my 
| garage did turn out to be a excellent place 
| for my new business. Without free software 
| this task would have been impossible.
| All who learn computers in my garage really 
| do like GNU/Linux. I havenât heard a single 
| complaint from them that its tough and not 
| Windowish. Unlike windows, programs are 
| arranged neatly in menus like Accessories, 
| Internet etc. I find students learn very 
| easily.



Free Geek: Donate Old Computers, Volunteer for a Free Computer

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| What would an old computer be good for? The refurbished
| computers are older models but nothing obsolete, and are
| loaded with open source, minimalist software like the
| Ubuntu operating system. An older computer running Ubuntu
| is almost as fast as a modern machine running pretty but
| heavyweight Windows, and there's barely a difference
| between the two when using the internet.

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