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Beautiful new Ubuntu necklaces in time for the holidays!

Partimus co-founder Maile Urbancic has outdone herself again. As we blogged about here, Boutique Academia, a small company run by Partimus co-founder Maile Urbancic, has created some beautiful gold-colored and silver-colored earrings created in the shape of the Ubuntu human family logo.  Now, she has added gold-colored and silver-colored rhodium necklaces with the Ubuntu theme. […]

Board Members Beth Lynn and Elizabeth are going to Ghana!

In August, Beth Lynn Eicher sent an invitation to Partimus board members who were interested in joining her with a team from Computer Reach in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on a trip to Ghana to deploy 100 computers running Edubuntu to schools and community centers. Elizabeth Krumbach volunteered to participate and the two of them have been […]

Lots of computers donated today!

Today was a very huge day for Partimus the two of the schools that we serve, the ASCEND school in Oakland, and the Prescott school in Oakland, which you can also read about here.  These schools are both part of the Oakland public school district, but these schools stand out in their reputation for academic […]

Successful Raspberry Pi Silent Auction!

Several months ago James Tatum donated a Raspberry Pi to Partimus to use or sell as a fundraiser. This past week we were finally able to take the time to organize a silent auction at a Bay Area Linux Users Group meeting. Photo by Sameer Verma There were 3 bidders in the auction, all of […]

14 notebooks up and running Ubuntu GNU-Linux!

Today was a really great day (Saturday 2012.8.18).  Two volunteers by the name of Maestro and James Ouyang (@jyouyang) came to the Creative Arts Charter School today to help get the school ready for the start of the new school year on Monday, 2012.8.20.  Together, we were able to manually install 14 of 19 notebook […]

Networking and Pizza

The school year is starting at the Creative Arts Charter School, a public charter school in SF, and so we (Partimus volunteers) will be working there tomorrow, Saturday, August 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 pm, at 1601 Turk Street at Pierce Street to take the first steps toward assessing the network with an eye […]

30 hours of work in just a few days

During the past 8 days, Partimus volunteers have put in 30 hours of work spread over 4 days.  On Saturday 2012.7.28 and Sunday 2012.7.29, we moved about 1,000 lbs of equipment a total of 2.5 vertical miles going up and down stairs, due to the fact that 1) we lost equipment storage space at one […]

Advance peek at the Intuit notebook donation!

Partimus has received a donation of 19 notebook computers and two desktop computers with flat screen monitors for placement in underprivileged public schools!  Yay!  Thanks to Intel for donating these computers; thanks to Steve Camuti of Intuit for carrying the ball inside Intuit to make this happen; and thanks to Tom Stevenson of Arrow-Intechra for […]

A Toast to out-going Partimus Community Manager Mark Terranova

Beginning June 1, 2012, the role of Community Manager for Partimus is going to be taken on by Christian Einfeldt, who will be wearing two hats, that of Executive Director and Community Manager.  Our departing Community Manager, Mark Terranova, is active in numerous other free software community activities, such as his work with the Fedora […]

Power supply for an HP Pavilion dv800

Hi, Partimus has recently been given a donation of an HP Pavilion dv800 laptop computer for our public schools, but without a power supply.   Some child could edit videos on this HP Pavilion dv800 if we could get a power supply for it. Laptop computers are very valuable for these schools, because space is at […]