Okay folks, here is the OFFICIAL thread for our Linux charity project.
Roadmap so far: (this is what we need to do, in this order)
Get computers for free to work for (In progress)
Computers should be 500mhz or greater, and intact. Other specs are variable.
Determine Central Meeting Place (Holding)
Meet here and get the computers working, up to certain specs, and get the Linux install working.
Develop our Linux package. (In Discussion)
Obviously we want some derivative of Edubuntu that will run on slow machines.
It would be nice to have a Mirror of Wikipedia on the machines (this mirror is almost 10gb of data)
This Linux package should probably be standardized, and then we can slipstream the install so we don't have to re-deploy all the utilities once we make our package.
Next, we find people to give our machines to. At this point, we start up the marketing machine, get word out, and try and expand the project.(Holding)
So, topics of discussion right now:
Who can get machines? How many and what kind of Specs?
What should our MINIMUM baseline specs be? 500mhz is a good number, because it will still run most utilities out there reasonably well.
What do we want in our Linux Package? Who has the expertise to slipstream this into one install CD?
All of this is in order of priority. I will update this post periodically with important info from the thread.
LEADS ON COMPUTERS
Zuph will contact the Oldham County School board and see what he can do. They have an annual auction, as well, where we may be able to get computers for dirt cheap. This is next best to free, though.