[clug] Computer buildfest idea

Ben shadroth at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 07:04:51 GMT 2005

> There is a mob in Charwood who have a Gov'mint grant to employ people who
> are experiencing hardship to rebuild PC's for various "good Causes".

They're "Charity Computers" run by "Canberra Christian Life Centre"

Prices seem a bit high, and all the pcs are windoze 98. I'm suprised
they don't just Ubuntu them as 98 is incompatible with most stuff out
now, then there's a.v. software and unless a $50-$300 budget allows
for an office licence, they'll need to put on OO.o anyway.

They do offer to accept 14" or dud monitors for a $15 disposal fee
($10 cheaper than the tip), it might be unfair to take advantage of
that tho.

Maybe we could go super ambitious and start a not for profit 2nd hand
linuxed pc organisation?

I've got a stack of parts as well, maybe some a little too old, but a
few decent newish bits that I could be tempted to part with. Anyone
need some Cat5? :P


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