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[Fsfe-uk] Hardware Call-Out: LTSP Server Required!

From: Dave Page
Subject: [Fsfe-uk] Hardware Call-Out: LTSP Server Required!
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 23:32:30 +0100
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Manchester Free Software [1] recently set up a free software suite at the 
Marbella Café [2] at 52 Newton Street in the Northern Quarter, using machines 
previously used by Free Space Manchester and originally from the Basement 
Social Centre.

This suite formed the nucleus of our Software Freedom Day event [3], provided 
free internet access at the café and also was set to be used for free 
software training and education.

Unfortunately, the server which powered this LTSP [4] setup died this evening 
through a motherboard failure, so the suite is currently down. We have no 
budget for a replacement, but only need a fairly modest hardware. I thought 
it'd be worth asking around and seeing whether anybody could help us.

The current server is a Sempron 3000, with 2GB RAM. This is actually overkill 
for 3 LTSP clients. I believe that the RAID-1 SATA drives will probably still 
be OK. If you have a spare machine of a spec in this ballpark in the 
Manchester area (or can get it to Manchester), please e-mail me on 

Manchester Free Software and our friends and companions in the free software 
world are keen to get this suite back up and running - it's the only place in 
Manchester providing free and zero-cost Internet access, and will be used to 
help educate people about and with free software.

Please propogate this e-mail to lists you think might be useful.


[1] http://manchester.fsuk.org/
[2] http://marbellacupcakes.com/
[3] http://manchester.fsuk.org/blog/2008/09/14/software-freedom-day-event/
[4] http://www.ltsp.org/
Dave Page <address@hidden>
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