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Windows 7: A happy story for a change

02 Feb 2013   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro
 
 
A happy story for a change

Came across this and thought it was real nice and a happy story just for a change in the chaos.

How to Bridge the Digital Divide with Broken Computers | iFixit


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02 Feb 2013   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

FWIW: Our local user group has had a program of providing comuters to disadvantaged and non-profits for quite a few years. It is called Project Re-boot.
CPCUG Project Reboot Computer Recycling

They get lots of local press and are a qualified Microsoft refurbisher which gives them the authority to provide the OS at a really cheap rate. I believe that the computers end up costing around $10-20 each with all the peripherals that the non-profit or poor people need.

Good dedicated group of volunteers.

Rich
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02 Feb 2013   #3
indianacarnie

 

Thanks for posting, great story. (Plus a link to ifixit )
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02 Feb 2013   #4
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Great story! Thanks for posting it.
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02 Feb 2013   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro
 
 

Yes I only wish we had something similar near where I liver - out in the sticks a bit and I got my little stock of "spares" for th local council recycle centre that has been a life saver at times.

I am just amazed at what people just throw out. My tester although it has DDR2 does have a Q9650 core with a SSD on board runs like a charm. I also got a perfectly good XP machine from the same person and it would have been a dreadful waste to just dump it.

I was saying to my US mate the other day it is obscene that copper is commanding such a high price for the ore when we throw absolutely thousands of tons of it away each day in all sorts of electrical devices - for example the amount of copper in the windings of a fridge motor is just such a ridiculous waste.
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