Coronavirus: Year of Linux Desktop
This is a bathe thought…
Now is perhaps a good time to mobilize volunteers to collect "obsolete" hardware working Windows and re-purpose with Ubuntu and/or Chromium OS for Educational use. There are tens of millions of college students sitting at house with solely a small cellphone or nothing in any respect. Indiana simply closed all public colleges till May.
Like rubber and scrap drives throughout World War II, individuals may go enterprise to enterprise to collect the ageing hardware and put it to good use. It must be a giant and visual effort.
Of course, this requires inflexible hygiene, and shouldn’t be finished in teams. Machines must be cleaned and disinfected on pickup earlier than dealing with.
I'm beginning a brand new Project in 2 weeks I’d be capable to cancel, so I may need time for one thing like this.
Thoughts? Is this concept sensible? Is it loopy? Is somebody already doing it?
UPDATE: So, I've gotten downvotes, which is ok. That's why I posted this.. for suggestions. But no less than take an additional 10 seconds and say why.