LinuxMedNews: Return To Guatemala

[ Thanks to Saint
for this link. ]

“I’m off to Guatemala once again friends. You may recall that in
May of 2000, when LinuxMedNews was barely a month old, I went on
the road to report on the installation of a Linux network at the
300 year old Hermano Pedro hospital. As before, this is as much a
personal journey as a technical one. The hospital is located in the
historic city of Antigua and serves a large population of
indigenous people’s. It is affiliated with Faith In Practice an
energetic group that each spring supports weekly international
medical teams that perform free treatment for the poor of
Guatemala. I’ll be reporting on what has happened in the last year,
how things have changed and what we hope to accomplish….”

“Upon arrival to the hospital I began triaging the heterogenous
GNU/Linux network….Mateo was a disaster. The hard disk had
crashed badly and what was worse contained the most up to date copy
of our patient database. To add insult to injury, 16 megabytes of
RAM had disappeared from the mother board…’


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