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Consumers Don't Own Computers "Designed for Windows 8", and They Go to Landfills Earlier

http://blog.ofset.org

What you should be aware of and concerned about as a consumer is those machines labeled as "Designed for Windows 8". Much more so if you care about the environmental and humanitarian problems caused by e-wastes, for these machines do end up much earlier as e-wastes than the ordinary machines manufactured now.

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How to make free software as popular as recycling

http://www.linux-magazine.com

The problem is not so much talking about ethics as the fact that we have not been talking about the benefits of ethics. Instead of the four freedoms that appeal to developers, we need a similar list that explains what advantages free software offers for ordinary users.

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Developing Nations May Reuse More Electronics Than Thought

http://www.greenercomputing.com

What the researchers found suggests that, at least in one country, imported electronics are not immediately destined for meltdown or other polluting and poisonous dismantling practices, as has been shown in China and other countries...

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Electronic Garbage Can Produce Marvels

http://ipsnews.net

"PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Apr 25 (IPS/IFEJ) - Using pieces from all sorts of useless equipment, students at the Computer Recovery Center in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre have put 1,700 computers into operation in three years..."

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Resurrect your old PC

http://www.tuxradar.com

Rather than throw old hardware away because it can't cope with Vista's bloat, we show you how to put it to good use - read on to learn how to transform your old computer into a mail server, a fileserver, a web server, a spam blocker, a PC for kids and more!

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Free Geek Chicago needs your help!

http://vault.icstars.org

"When FreeGeek/Chicago first opened in October, 2005, we hoped it would fill an important role in the Chicago nonprofit technology world [...] Today, FreeGeek finds itself in a challenging position [...] If you would like to recycle an old computer, please drop by 3411 W. Diversey any Sunday between 11am and 5pm, or contact us at ..."

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Ubuntu breathes new life into school's abandoned hardware

http://www.computerworld.com.au

When 3Ghz dual core computers running 2GB of RAM weren't being used for many heavily CPU-intensive applications in a Victorian secondary school library, the school's IT department initially joked about replacing them with older and previously abandoned hardware. Then it saw the serious side.

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Recycling Old Computer Stuff

http://www.oreillynet.com

I live in a small town on the sparse side of Oregon... hardly any computer geeks, and no recycling of any kind, let alone finding a use for older computer gear. But thanks to some cool folks at Linuxchix.org, I learned of two excellent resources for recycling or adopting out old stuff.

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Students rehab old computers for families in need

http://www.gazette.net

Students in the technology club at Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle School opened their Christmas workshop a few weeks ago. Instead of toys and games, they stocked up on donated computers. Then, they rolled up their sleeves, and armed with new software and cleaning supplies, set off to refurbish and turn the computers into functional and much-needed presents for needy families in the area.

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Major Linux Hardware Donor Is a CNN "Hero"

http://hardware.slashdot.org

"James Burgett of the Alameda County Computer Resource Center calls himself a 'tattooed freak' and a recovering drug addict, but CNN is calling him a hero (video) for diverting tons of computers from landfills, installing Ubuntu Linux on them, and giving them out to schools, non-profits, and poor people.

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Hand-Me-Down Linux: The Notebook Edition

http://www.informationweek.com

Not long ago I blogged about fitting Linux onto an older system and giving it to someone who doesn’t need the latest model of PC. This week, I tried it with a notebook that’s about seven or eight years old. Windows XP barely ran. Linux gave it a new lease on life.

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10 ways Linux can breath life into your old PCs

http://icanhaslinux.com

Yesterday, I was trying to figure out what to do with a spare Athlon XP 1600+ box that I have. I wrote down some of my ideas and threw in some others I’ve used in the past. If you’re looking for ways to reuse that old PC, just peruse this list.

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OLPC official challenges Michael Dell

http://www.desktoplinux.com

Walter Bender, the One Laptop Per Child program's director of software, told DesktopLinux.com on July 13 that he invites Dell Computer founder and CEO Michael Dell to help figure out how to better use 125 million computers that are discarded annually because they are archaic.

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How to revive an old PC

http://www.theinquirer.net

ONE OF MY INTERESTS is in recycling and reusing older computers. With the right choice of software, even a five-year-old computer can be a fast, responsive machine with bags of life left in it.

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