Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




103 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


# 174982 12-Jun-2015 16:39
Send private message

Hi all,

We're running a trial project to get old laptops out of IT storage cupboards and into the hands of students.

In a nutshell....

- Donate us your Windows XP era laptops
- We'll re-image them with a lite version of Ubuntu Linux & the Chrome browser and donate it to a needy student.

Details here:

http://maconstuff.blogspot.com/2015/06/dont-recycle-your-old-laptops-donate.html

Thanks :-)
Mac


Create new topic
3344 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1089

Trusted
Vocus

  # 1323548 12-Jun-2015 16:42
Send private message

Gotta say, you'll be lucky to find any laptops of that era still working...

2001 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 410

Subscriber

  # 1323582 12-Jun-2015 17:16
Send private message

Especially the batteries!

Anyway, good luck with your project.

 
 
 
 


1889 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 317


  # 1323719 12-Jun-2015 21:56
One person supports this post
Send private message

ubergeeknz: Gotta say, you'll be lucky to find any laptops of that era still working...


I'm not sure about you, but I service PLENTY of them.

Laptops work fine, but almost always I hear "Oh the battery works, but only for a minute".  Haha.  Like an inefficient UPS instead of a power source!





Sometimes what you don't get is a blessing in disguise!

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18


E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34


Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51


Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47


100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35


5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted 12-Jun-2019 10:01


Xbox showcases 60 anticipated games
Posted 10-Jun-2019 20:24


Trend Micro Turns Public Hotspots into Secure Networks with WiFi Protection for Mobile Devices
Posted 5-Jun-2019 13:24


Bold UK spinoff for beauty software company Flossie
Posted 2-Jun-2019 14:10


Amazon Introduces Echo Show 5
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:32


Epson launches new 4K Pro-UHD projector technology
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:26


Lenovo and Qualcomm unveil first 5G PC called Project Limitless
Posted 28-May-2019 20:23


Intel introduces new 10th Gen Intel Core Processors and Project Athena
Posted 28-May-2019 19:28



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.