[sf-lug] St. Anthony is using GNU-Linux!

Christian Einfeldt einfeldt at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 15:55:04 PDT 2010


I just heard from one of the staffers that St. Anthony is using GNU-Linux
(Ubuntu) in its computer lab.  I don't have the details yet as to how they
are using the machines; nor as to whether the machines are dual booted; or
what version of Ubuntu they are using.  It is my understanding that they are
dual-booting the 35 machines that they have in their lab.  I hope to get the
details soon.

However, as a result of this progress, they are no longer going to be
holding stand alone machines in storage for their quarterly tech demos.
 This means that they are going to need to clean out their storage of the 7
computers and 10 monitors.  We will need to pick up those machines before
June 18, or those machines will be e-wasted, which would be a shame.  We
could certainly use those machines elsewhere in our outreach effort.

Rather than allow those machines to go to waste, we could move them to the
Creative Arts School, and then then they will become part of our inventory
and be given out to other schools or students or used right there at
Creative Arts.  In fact, Creative Arts is planning to expand their
video-editing work, following this year's success with Maria Jenerik (one of
the teachers) using Linux for video editing.

But we will need volunteers and a truck sometime before Friday, June 18, or
the machines will be lost.  We are unfortunately going to need the
volunteers and truck during a weekday, because St. Anthony is not open on
the weekend.

Thanks for considering my request!

Christian Einfeldt,
Producer, The Digital Tipping Point
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