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Re: [SLUG] Speaking of Radio Shows ...
- To: Richard Blackburn <rblckbrn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Sydney Linux Users Group <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Speaking of Radio Shows ...
- From: Andy Eager <eagera@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Jul 23 15:27:01 2001
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Yeah, I heard about that too. I also heard a few months back now of a
similar situation in Melbourne where a bunch of guys (not kids) were
doing the same thing but with Linux as the OS.
I don't know about you, but I for one would be quite happy to donate
some time into helping people in these sorts of situations (Ie
non-profit, community based schemes) find linux solutions to their problems.
Most of these sorts of 'public' machines don't need too much more than
an easy to use GUI for web surfing, email and basic word processing.
Richard Blackburn wrote:
Apparently there was some item on ABC's News Radio this weekend about a
group called PCs For Kids; a group that fixes up old boxes for kids on
the wrong side of the digital divide. I didn't hear it, but I gather the
jist of the story is that M$ has effectively shut them down due to
licensing problems. Anyone heard of this situation and is there anything
we could do? Maybe the executive could try to find out about it and
organise a special install day or something like that?