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

jim jim at well.com
Mon Jun 7 17:36:00 PDT 2010

   i'm sure i can find some crack of time 
between now and june 18 to lend the use 
of my honda element and self to move the 
machines from st. a's to where ever else. 
   i'd be happy if someone would come 
along and keep me company, maybe carry a 
few of the things. 

On Mon, 2010-06-07 at 15:55 -0700, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> hi,
> 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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