Thursday, March 08, 2012

Want a cheap PC?

So, you say you want a cheap PC. Maybe not for you, but maybe one of your friends needs a PC to access the Internet, and send email. If that is all you need the PC for, read on.

Free Geek, located in Portland, Oregon, takes old PCs and rebuilds them. If you are dropping off a PC, or PC components, then they ask for a donation to cover their costs. They take the old PCs, repair the ones that are still useable, and install free software on them.

To get a free PC, you volunteer to work at Free Geek. If you work for 24 hours in the adoption program, they will give you a free PC. If you volunteer for the build program, you will receive a free PC after building six of them. They will also train you how to use your new software.

The software that Free Geek installs the Ubuntu operating system. If you have used Windows before, the basics of Ubuntu should not be hard to figure out. You can learn about it here:

So, where is Free Geek? It is in the following cities.

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