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[News] Group of Volunteers Equips Hundreds With GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] Group of Volunteers Equips Hundreds With GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 11:51:53 +0100
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Putting Technology into the Hands of Tomorrow....Today

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| Skip Guenter is a Director for The HeliOS 
| Project so one would expect him to put in a 
| little extra effort but Skip passed "a little 
| extra" sometime in early May.  Skip worked 
| dozens of his own hours to get equipment 
| running, computers operational and things 
| organized for the technical side of the room.  
| I also want to thank Ron West for his 
| dedication to what we do and the sweat equity 
| he put into Linux Against Poverty.  What many 
| people did not see was the pre-activities 
| prior to LAP.


Another One Bites the Dust

,----[ Quote ]
| The machine is a middle to low end machine 
| from a few years back (2001?): AMD Athlon XP 
| 1800 (1.5gHz). 256 MB DDR266, 40 MB Hard 
| Drive.
| [...]
| I installed a raft of games, vlc, xawtv, 
| sound-juicer, childsplay, gcompris, ktouch and 
| google-chrome as well as the default stuff for 
| an XFCE4 desktop. A webcam from Logitech 
| worked and I left a self-portrait on the 
| desktopâ I expect the owner will change that 
| quickly.


"It's easier for our software to compete with Linux when there's piracy
than when there's not."

                   --Bill Gates


A standard Windows desktop is useless

,----[ Quote ]
| I type, LyX does the layout. Creating a PDF
| is painless. With eLyXer HTML creation is
| easy - and boy, does it look good. With
| LaTeX2RTF I can create those @#$% Word
| documents the whole world seems to be craving
| for. I written my entire 4tH manual with LyX,
| which is over 450 densely written letter-size
| pages - with graphics. No problem. Making
| references, bibliographies or a simple table
| of contents, it's just a few quick clicks
| away. I fire LyX up, adjust the document
| properties and I'm away. I type the title, my
| name, indicate this is the "title" and
| "author" and begin my first section.
| Highlight the section title, indicate this is
| a "section" and off we go. That's how you
| produce content. Needless to say that once
| you've put an image somewhere that it doesn't
| move anymore - and certainly isn't overlaid.

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