awareness raising / resources

Why GSTEP?

GSTEP is essential to a local “GreenIT Strategy” for the mid-Willamette Valley. According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_computing#Product_longevity it’s best to use what we’ve got as long as possible, one way or another: Product longevity Gartner maintains that the PC manufacturing process accounts for 70% of the natural resources used in the life cycle of a PC.[16] More recently, Fujitsu released a … Continue reading

awareness raising / notes / resources / technical info

Ubuntu accessibility: magnification and large text

The advantage of a 3d desktop If you are lucky enough to have a recent computer with a graphics card that works with Unity 3D, you can simply install compizconfig-settings-manager sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager And then enable screen zoom and screen magnification from within those.  They are wonderful tools. Also, you might be wondering why … Continue reading

awareness raising / partners

Helping another ally!

GSTEP is helping Community Union’s One Million NIU (OMNIU) initiative in Los Angeles transition to using free, open-source software (FOSS) for its Technology Redeployment Program (TRP). FOSS can support OMNIU’s goals in many ways, including the ability to easily customize the language settings of individual user profiles on a system for people who speak English as a Second … Continue reading