Tweaker keeps hardware collection to provide PCs to minimums




A tweaker has started collecting hardware to deliver PCs. With the components he wants to help Dutch low-income to a computer. The project focuses on people with children who are still in school.

In a Tweak Blog does mveijden or Maurice Eijden a call to donate hardware. He started with the collection of hardware to build PCs and upgrade. With the project he wants groups living poverty line above the bottom or close, provided with a working computer. If the PCs are ready to spread, the candidates are selected on need. “The estimate we make ourselves. I expect within a week to deliver the first computers,” Van Eijden tells Tweakers, “People can pick them out yourself, but if necessary they can be taken away. The PCs in the region of Nederhorst den Berg scattered. ”

Eijden of working on a project. For example, someone who also took part takes all 23 PCs gathered that “sit rammed full ‘with 256MB memory modules. If that person has chosen operating system for Windows XP, but Van Eijden do not want to start there. He is trying to make the PCs compatible for Windows 7, but money to buy licenses is not there. In that respect, it depends on the software is already installed on the donated systems. “I have little experience with Linux. If necessary, however, is also an option,” he says.

Initially Van Eijden got a monitor of a fellow tweaker. To his surprise was even a PC in there, which had yet to be fans added. At the moment he is still collecting and cataloging. The yield is at time of writing 8 PCs, and there are 23 monitors, 40 mice and keyboards 60 collected. Furthermore, readers once the arrival of 13 PCs and 5 laptops in prospect.

“My inbox was full when I had posted the blog,” he says. It suspended earlier still DDR2 memory, but have also helped him to other tweakers. Components where a surplus is trying to exchange it for hardware where a shortage. He claims to be more reasonably complete, now have a full attic and are accessible via dm for those interested.

Tweakers held a similar action in the past itself. In December 2013 a previous Build Fest held. In total, returned to action 277 complete systems that are donated to Leergeld foundation. When the action of Van Eijden Tweakers is not involved.


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