[brluglist] Re: Clickers wants to start a Linux SIG
dpuryear at usa.net
Thu Jan 17 17:41:36 CST 2002
At 05:27 PM 1/17/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>I was also thinking of my experience in HAL-PC in Houston,
>which had a teaching network, set up by another symbiotic
>relationship, with SeniorNet. SeniorNet could get some freebies
>not available to HAL-PC which had the space and other stuff
>needed. When SeniorNet wasn't holding classes, the lab was
>free for HAL-PC to use. SeniorNet tended to have classes in
>the middle of the day weekdays, so didn't compete much with
Now I think this is a good idea. I would welcome a similar arrangement with
>BTW, I've ordered a couple of kits to make hard drives removable.
>Envision something similar if we progress in relationship with
>Clickers. We could swap hard drives and keep ours in a
>locked cabinet and Clickers could put whatever it wanted on
>its drives. Kits cost $7.50 each and contain both part that
>stays in 5.25" bay (including fan) and removable holder for
>3.5" hard drive.
> I like the idea of not having a hassle parking and having a few
>eateries handy. It looks like they may end up with plenty of
>space and I'd be glad to contribute to the cost of a used
>lockable cabinet to hold our equipment. They have a nice
>projector and such stuff. Their present quarters, in the Dean
>Tower, present problems for Saturday meetings, when the
>bulk of the Clickers classes meet.
>However, hardware is hardware, and many of us are both Linux
>fans and involuntary users of other operating systems, but all
>use hardware, and Clickers is interested in that, too. The
>sooner we expand the Linux user base so that we won't need
>to use another os, the sooner software developers will put out
>a Linux version along with others, like Opera does now. Noticed
>also that Opera can be registered at half price by students and
>seniors. Installed version 6 today.
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