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Anybody need low-end systems and CRT's?

By CharlieSpencer ·
I'm looking for a non-profit in central South Carolina or the CSRA who can use about three dozen used but functional Pentium II 600 mhz systems and 17" CRT's. Organizations outside those areas are also welcome to inquire, but you'll have to cover your own shipping costs. The hard drives will be blank, with no operating system installed.

Peer mail me if you're interested.

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Did you check the local charities?

by jdclyde In reply to Anybody need low-end syst ...

Or even local nursing homes?

Load a linux desktop with email and web browsing, and it is just the thing elderly shut-ins need.

Just make a point to say they are "as-is" so you don't get calls to support them. No warrenty, but heck, they are free.... B-)

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I have absolutely no clue where to start.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Did you check the local c ...

I have literally no idea how to get in touch with anybody who could potentially use them.

I also don't know enough about Linux to feel confident loading it for someone else.

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Try the local United Way office...

by faradhi In reply to I have absolutely no clue ...

or even the local Catholic Charities or other religious charity organization.

Also, look for a local linux user group for help loading linux. Some of them have events where they will help people load linux. (At least the local group here does.)

Good luck Palmetto!

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local college/community college

by jdclyde In reply to Try the local United Way ...

often will have a computer group of some kind?

And of course, there are always students that could use those systems. They would work just fine for doing their homework on.

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Update, if anyone is still interested.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Try the local United Way ...

I hit the Columbia Linux users group last night. One of the other attendees works full-time for an organization near and dear to my heart, the National Guard. He said they have plenty of computers for full-time soldiers (those who work for the Guard all month as their primary job) but needed systems for the one-weekend-a-month citizen-soldiers. We tried Mepis on a system I had brought along. It seemed to boot without any problems but he's going to try some other distros on it when he gets it to work. It looks like these systems may have found a home.

faradhi, thanks for the suggestion.

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Put an ad in the news paper

by jdclyde In reply to I have absolutely no clue ...

That you are looking for a charity to donate computers to.

Call a small white box shop and ask them, they might do the load and setup for the publicity they would get, costing them nothing but time.

You did use a good disk nuker to wipe the drives, right?

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to Put an ad in the news pap ...
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White box shop?

by NickNielsen In reply to Put an ad in the news pap ...

The last one I know of closed about a year ago. Others have no doubt sprung up to take their place, but are not in areas traveled by me.

If you can find a home for these, Palmetto, I'll be glad to Linux them up if the beneficiary is so inclined!

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Women's shelters

by Ed Woychowsky In reply to I have absolutely no clue ...

That's where I got rid of an older system.

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I second Ed's suggestion

by jck In reply to Women's shelters

That way, not only can some woman use it to help get her out of a bad situation. But, they also setup PCs for children of those women to have to play games on.

I like his idea. Kudos, Ed.

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