I have floated the following idea at my church and it has been well received. Seek donations of older computers, have the youth group refurbish them, sell them at a low price with user training and support to seniors. The money raised will go to the youth group. The systems would be optimized for email and web surfing. Naturally Linux would be the OS.
Is this a crazy idea? Has anyone done something similar? Are there resources available to help with this sort of thing?
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We have a WLUG meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 at 7:00
PM on the WPI campus in Worcester, MA USA.
Our featured speaker for this evening will be WLUG member John Stoffel,
and he will be talking about using Linux together with an Arduino, which
is a microcontroller that is freely specified and available in many
different implementations for around $30. See http://arduino.cc for
After the meeting, we'll adjourn to a local pizza establishment.
I look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
Andy Stewart, Founder
Worcester Linux Users' Group (http://www.wlug.org)
Chelmsford Linux Meetup Group (http://linux.meetup.com/393)
Amateur Radio: KB1OIQ
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I'm looking to see if anyone has any recommendations for a decent web hosting
service for a small local business. The people are pretty non-technical, so
they're basically looking for something low cost with a good CMS, rather than
a raw semi-managed linux host.
Anybody have any favorites that would fit this bill?
Frank Sweetser fs at wpi.edu | For every problem, there is a solution that
WPI Senior Network Engineer | is simple, elegant, and wrong. - HL Mencken
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I'm trying to find a solution to a problem. I would like tie apt (or dpkg)
to some kind of version control system so every time you install/remove a
package you much annotate why you're doing so. The reason i'd like to have
a system like this is because i co-maintain a linux machine with a few
other people and we'd like to keep a running tally as to who installed what
packages and why (since the package gets unwieldy after a while). Does
anyone know of a system like this? The closest thing i was able to find was
something called pkgwatch, which is a package of scripts which wraps around
apt and rpm; one of it's features is to diff the list of packages after
every call to apt-get which will get the job done. Does anyone know of