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.
Freekbox 3 (current)
current hardware specs
(they generally rise over time)
(also listed on our web page presently out of date?)
software specs (partial)
- Debian/GNU Linux (sarge)
- KDE desktop
- Openoffice.org office suite
- Firefox web browser
see Installer_CD for a list of available installation CDs.
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).
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.)