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)
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 (a lightweight version of KDE.)
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.)