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Man seeks used laptops to refurbish, give to students

Feb 16, 2011, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by George Ledbetter)

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"A co-worker's purchase of a new laptop computer was inspiration for the idea that Mark Cloyd of Chadron is putting into action as a means to help more Chadron students take advantage of the opportunities that technology provides.

"But the students who benefit form his just launched project will have to add a new word to their vocabulary, Ubuntu,' and learn to get along without some of the familiar computer programs they may already know.

"Cloyd's project, which is just getting underway, aims to take unused, donated laptop computers, refurbish them with the Ubuntu free, open source operating system and other free programs and give them to students who aren't able to afford their own computer."

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