[Klug-general] Faversham LUG anyone?

james morris james at jwm-art.net
Wed Feb 3 16:31:06 UTC 2010

On 3/2/2010, "Mike Evans" <mike at tandem.f9.co.uk> wrote:

>One approach you might take is to offer installation for anyone with an
>"old" laptop or desktop that they are thinking of throwing out because
>it won't take the latest version of Windows or is "Slowing down to a
>crawl must be wearing out".  My barber is thinking of doing this because
>there "must be something wrong with his hard disk because the machine
>takes ages to respond now"  When I asked him if he ever got reports of
>errors from his hard disk he says "no".  But they guy in the computer
>shop says he needs a new machine...  So I said yeah, go ahead and get
>the new machine, and get a copy of Linux and put it on your old one and
>have a play - you never know you might like it and it hasn't cost you
>anything.  Maybe the kids can use it.  Converts += 1

Which is the basic approach to what http://access-space.org/ do:

"Access Space is the UK's first "Free Media Lab" - a community space
equipped with locally recycled computers running free, open source
software. We provide a framework, resources and support for
self-directed learning, arts and creativity. Taking part is totally
free, and anyone can walk in and contribute."

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