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[News] Linux on Old and Low-end PCs a Success

  • Subject: [News] Linux on Old and Low-end PCs a Success
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2007 13:01:26 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Small Linux Roundup

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| I was really blown away. Who knew you could fit so much in an old machine? 
| Like DSL it had everything you need. But in addition everything worked out of 
| the box, and what was really neat is SeaMonkey came with Flash9 installed. I 
| could watch YouTube and even DVD’s (although some I tried didn’t work.)   
| I ended up sticking with Puppy on a laptop install. Before I installed I used 
| Puppy and the mount tool to copy all the existing files off the computer. 
| These I burned onto a DVD and gave back to it’s owner. I then installed to 
| hard drive and after a bit of tweaking it was a brand new computer. I could 
| play music and even Super Nintendo games after I found the .pup file online.    


Will Low-Cost Laptops Help
Kids in Developing Countries?



Related (yesterday):

How PDAs Are Saving Lives in Africa

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| So far, year-old pilot projects in Zambia and Kenya are showing that data 
| received from the field has streamlined the inoculation of children against 
| measles, collected information on HIV, and has even helped to contain a polio 
| outbreak. For some, PDAs are mostly a convenient way to check email and keep 
| up with schedules. In the developing world, these devices perform many of the 
| same tasks--but when equipped with EpiSurveyor can help save lives.     


Red Hat High campers are bridging the digital divide

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| He compares the philosophy behind Red Hat High to his company's involvement 
| with the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative. "We have a very calculated 
| social consciousness. OLPC is about getting that laptop into the hands of as 
| many kids as possible. Red Hat High is about getting the understanding of 
| what free software can do into the brains of as many kids as possible."    


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