[Nottingham] re: old PC - idea

godfrey godfrey at gnnix.co.uk
Sun Dec 9 22:54:22 GMT 2007

I have a machine that is available. Has two network sockets and a CD-R/W as 
well as a disk caddy for removable disk drive. There is a hard disk in it 
that has been used for running Fedora core 4 and more recently IPCOP 
firewall. I live in Gedling on east side of Nottingham.


On Sunday 18 November 2007 1:16 pm, Richard Rothwell wrote:
> Hi All,
> We're working in Nottingham using Linux PCs for socially excluded families
> - year 7's found through 4 schools.  Funding is coming from the
> Regeneration budget.  We are using (yuk) Virgin to provide Internet access
> this year, but working on a community wireless solution for future years.
> Anyway,  a friend of mine in Manchester has been working on a scheme,
> providing local support for computers.  His plan was something like...
> * £175 for a computer - recycled with a Linux os.
> * This includes 3 x 1 hour support vouchers to be used in the first year.
> * Customers can buy more vouchers should they need them in that year or the
> future.
> I've mailed a copy of the discussion to him for his interest, so he might
> get involved in the discussion.
> rgds,
> Richard
> PS - if anyone has spare computers, or knows somewhere that needs clearing
> in Notts or the area please let me know as we are still looking for a load
> of older PCs - 500MHz plus.

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