Technicians at the LinuxWorld Conference in San Francisco are refurbishing old, discarded computers on the spot and donating them to Bay Area schools. Their goal is to collect and retool 2,000 to 3,000 computers with free, open source software in collaboration with the Alameda County Computer Resource Center.
They’re accepting computer dropoffs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in front of the Moscone Center, on Fourth and Howard streets in San Francisco.
ASCEND, Lockwood and KIPP Bridge are a few of the Oakland schools who have received revived computers in the past. Parents, teachers and others can nominate schools for the refurbished machines at www.untangle.com/installfest, or at www.accrc.org. For more information, contact the Computer Resource Center at (510) 528-4052.
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