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Oct. 29, 2015 12:44 pm

Where you can get a Linux laptop for super cheap this Saturday

Digital access org Nonprofit Technology Resources is moving and can't bring all the donated laptops they've collected over the years. Come get one for as cheap as $20.
Nonprofit Technology Resources president Ed “bernieS” Cummings at FOSSCON.

Nonprofit Technology Resources president Ed "bernieS" Cummings at FOSSCON.

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Nonprofit Technology Resources wants to save a pile of laptops from the scrapyard.

The digital access nonprofit is leaving its headquarters near the Community College of Philadelphia because it’s too big for their needs, and they can’t bring all the hundreds of donated laptops they’ve collected over the years, said president Ed Cummings, who also goes by “bernieS” in hacker circles. So the group is having a “Linux Laptop Pizza Party,” where they’ll be selling the laptops for as cheap as $20 and helping people install Linux on them. NTR is also looking for volunteers to help get laptops ready to use and donate.

“Lots of Linux hackers will be on hand to answer questions and help participants choose an older laptop and a Linux distro that will run well on it,” Cummings wrote in an email.

The party will be on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1524 Brandywine St.

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NTR piloted the event at the Free and Open Source Software Conference (FOSSCON) in the summer, Cummings said.

They’ll also be selling hardware at “dirt-cheap,” Cummings wrote in an email, including servers, workstations, monitors, printers and switches.

NTR is looking for a new space, he said.

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