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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 […]

The year in Linux at the KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy

The 2011-2012 school year is drawing to a close all over the US, including the KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy (KSFBA), one of the schools that Partimus is supporting with Linux computers.  This year, there have been two classrooms primarily using Linux computers at the KSFBA:  Lacee Phillips has been using her Ubuntu Linux computers […]

20 new pre-owned notebook computers coming!

Partimus is pleased to announce that it will receive a generous grant of hardware from Intuit in June, including the following items: 20 Laptops 2 Desktopss 2 LCD Monitors These machines will be used by one of the public schools that Partimus supports, called the Creative Arts Charter School. That school will use these machines to show […]

The Long-Burning Fire

On December 22, 2011, a huge fire hit some apartment buildings near the Creative Arts Charter School, one of the schools that Partimus supports with Linux computers. As a result, on April 13, 2012, Partimus had to remove from that school a lot of the computers that were near end of their lives from the […]

Grant Bowman’s Partimus talk at the Ubuntu Developer Summit

Last week, from May 7-11th, Ubuntu community members from around the world came together in Oakland for the Ubuntu Developer Summit. Partimus several representatives were able to attend, including Board Member Grant Bowman took the opportunity during the lightning talks session on Friday to present on Partimus. Full text of his presentation from his blog: […]

Big Linux computer move next Friday

Fundamental changes are under way at the Creative Arts Charter School, due to a fire that struck on 12.22.11. The Linux desktop lab is being dispersed to make room for a Linux notebook lab. If you would like to help us move machines, please show up at the Creative Arts Charter School this Friday, April […]

Triagefest this Saturday, March 17, 2012

This Saturday from 10:30 to 3:00, there will be a triagefest at the Creative Arts Charter School at 1601 Turk Street at the corner of Pierce Street in San Francisco. This is the school that had that huge fire on 12/22/11.  More about that fire here: The purpose of this triage fest is to separate good equipment from […]

Thank you for Partimus t-shirts!

A couple months ago I was contacted by Sam Hunt of, startup company located in Berkeley, who offered Partimus two free t-shirts! Christian Einfeldt came up with the design with Tux on the front and the words “Take me to school” and the Partimus logo and URL on the back. I submitted the order […]

Partimus talk at SCALE10x: Recap

On January 21st I gave a talk at the the 10th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 10x) on Bringing Linux into Public Schools and Community Centers for their Open Source Software in Education track. I drew heavily from the experience I’ve gathered from Partimus over the past year and a half, as well as […]