awareness raising / resources


GSTEP is essential to a local “GreenIT Strategy” for the mid-Willamette Valley. According to 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

resources / technical info / technology grants

Computers for people who don’t see (well)

Someone recently approached me at work with some computer questions.  I happened to mention the Greater Salem Technology Equity Project (GSTEP) and our recent project to supply training computers for Oregon Commission for the Blind and Sunnyside Organics, and she immediately had an idea: An old laptop a friend bought for her was sitting unused … Continue reading

awareness raising / resources / technical info

Our operating system of choice

We use and prefer Lubuntu, a light-weight version of Ubuntu Linux.  Why? OS News sums it up for us: As per previous articles in this series at OS News, my interest in lightweight operating systems stems from my activity in refurbishing computers for charity. The best software for this purpose is: Resource light —  charitable donations are between five … Continue reading