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FreekBox Specs
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Processor: 2800-3200 MHz
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RAM: 512 MB
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Hard drive: 60-80 GB
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CD-ROM: CD-RW and DVD player
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Networking: Ethernet
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Monitor: 17" CRT
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Video card: AGP (or onboard) capable of 1024x768
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Speakers: external
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Sound: Onboard or PCI
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Keyboard: 104 key standard
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Mouse: 3 button scroll
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=== software specs (partial) ===
 
=== software specs (partial) ===
  
* Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (Hardy Heron)
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* Ubuntu Linux 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)
 
* Gnome desktop
 
* Gnome desktop
 
* Openoffice.org office suite
 
* Openoffice.org office suite

Revision as of 13:21, 23 February 2011

A FreekBox is the most common kind of computer built in our Build Program. It is given to an Adoption Program volunteer after 24 hours of service, or to a Build program volunteer after he or she has built 6 systems (including the one they are given). Occasionally, FreekBoxen are distributed via the Hardware Grants program.

Current Freekbox

current hardware specs

(they generally rise over time)

FreekBox Specs

Processor: 2800-3200 MHz 
RAM: 512 MB 
Hard drive: 60-80 GB 
CD-ROM: CD-RW and DVD player 
Networking: Ethernet 
Monitor: 17" CRT 
Video card: AGP (or onboard) capable of 1024x768 
Speakers: external 
Sound: Onboard or PCI 
Keyboard: 104 key standard 
Mouse: 3 button scroll 


software specs (partial)

  • Ubuntu Linux 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)
  • Gnome desktop
  • Openoffice.org office suite
  • Firefox web browser

choosing the software specifications for the FreekBox is the province of the Technocrats group (formerly Distro).

FreekBox 3

This box had lower hardware specs which evolved over the years. It was based on Debian GNU/Linux (sarge), and used KDE with firefox and openoffice.org.

FreekBox 2

This box had lower hardware specs which evolved over the years. It was based on Debian GNU/Linux (woody), and used the IceWM window manager plus KDE's desktop (to provide icons on the desktop).

FreekBox 1

This was the first standardized box we built. It was based on Mandrake GNU/Linux.

(Mandrake was an earlier incarnation of what is now known as Mandriva Linux. It is based on the Redhat Package Management (RPM) system, unlike Debian and Ubuntu.)