Middle school Linux user group inspires community

The Asian Penguins club saw what Free Geek was doing in Minneapolis by recycling computers to help people, and then they looked around at our school. Many of our school’s students do not have computers at home, with the main reason being cost. For a poor immigrant family, a computer on sale at Best Buy might as well be on the moon. The kids looked at our digital divide and asked the question, “If Free Geek can do something about it, why can’t we?” We got ahold of some older machines, the kids learned how to install Linux on them, and we found families to help.