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 hardware specs
(they generally rise over time)
FreekBox Specs 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
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.
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.)