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IDG.net.nz: Sydney Linux reseller throws lifeline to charities

Jul 27, 2001, 23:42 (34 Talkback[s])

In the wake of some nastiness involving Microsoft, overzealous license enforcement, and a 'PC's for kids' charity in Australia, a Linux company in Sidney is stepping up to the plate and offering help with loading Linux instead.

"One reseller in Sydney, Australia, has decided to let the world know that not everybody in the IT community at the moment has tight pockets.

Anthony Rumble, managing director of Linux reseller Everything Linux, is offering PC for Kids -- a charity threatened with legal action by Microsoft over hard-disk loading obsolete copies of its software -- assistance with loading free Linux software onto their PCs.

Rumble says by their nature, Linux enthusiasts are not very good (or concerned about) public relations activities. His offer to PC for Kids, has in fact always been there for any worthy charity. Linux groups including Rumble's company are already aiding charities such as Computerbank and Technology Aiding the Disabled (TAD)."

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