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March 10th, 2007, 01:19 AM
I'm sitting here at my desk, looking at a stack of computer books I don't use anymore and thought to myself, Wouldn't it be nice to donate these to someone who could use them? Then I thought, Hey I've also got a couple spare hard drives I'm not using, why not donate those as well?

In the "spirit of Ubuntu", I plan to give them away. (Cheesy, I know ;)) But, who do I give them to? This is where you guys come in. If you or someone you know could use these items, post back. Likewise, if you could spare something, let someone know.


March 10th, 2007, 01:30 AM
I guess a list of the stuff I have available would be nice. ;)


Learning Perl, 3rd Edition
ISBN 0-596-00132-0
Networking Complete
ISBN 0-7821-2610-3
TCP/IP Sockets in C: Practical Guide for Programmers
ISBN 1-55860-826-5
Linux Socket Programming
ISBN 0-672-31935-7
C++: A Beginner's Guide
ISBN 0-070219467-7
Java: How to Program, 6th Edition
ISBN 0-13-148398-6
C++ GUI Programming With Qt3
ISBN 0-13-124072-2

Spare parts:

Hard drive, 80G
Hard drive, 30G
Hard drive, 20G
Wireless mouse (ahh, it's a Microsoft one!)

All the hard drives are Western Digitals.

If you need more info, post back.

Gerard Barberi
March 10th, 2007, 01:31 AM
How about your local school? That's where I (and my employers) donate stuff we no longer use.

March 10th, 2007, 01:34 AM
Where do you live (Country/City)?

Or, more in general: schools, some NGOs, your local linux/free software groups...

March 10th, 2007, 01:35 AM
Gerard Barberi,

I'd rather donate to individuals than institutions, but that is an option.

March 10th, 2007, 01:36 AM

USA, Indiana. Sorry, it'd be kinda expensive to ship to Italy. :(

March 10th, 2007, 03:34 AM
Heheh, right on, you'll make some poor starting programmer quite happy.

March 11th, 2007, 09:16 AM
Spare parts:

Hard drive, 80G
Hard drive, 30G
Hard drive, 20G
Wireless mouse (ahh, it's a Microsoft one!)

All the hard drives are Western Digitals.

I must say, po0f, this is a really cool thing for you to do. If you don't mind, I'm in the market for a hard drive. I've got a computer that I'm trying to set up as a server, but it's only got a 4 GB hard drive. This probably goes without saying, but these hard drives are PATA (rather than SATA), right?


March 11th, 2007, 09:20 AM

Yes, all the drives are P-ATA.

I don't know how long the 20/30G ones are going to last, they are kinda old and haven't been used in a year, but I've been using the 80G up until Friday. First come, first serve! PM me and we'll try to set something up.

March 11th, 2007, 05:50 PM
I could use the Perl or the Java book, been meaning to learn java, and Perl seems more and more necessary as well.
Too bad the drives are ATA, just bought a spiffy older ml570 but they pulled all the drives from it :(
I live in Indianapolis myself, if the books are still available let me know, and thanks regardless if the are or not :)


March 11th, 2007, 09:25 PM
Elim / slickwilly,

Check you PMs. ;)