We call the computer we give away an Adoption Box. It runs the Ubuntu Linux operating system, and has software installed for word processing, using the internet, listening to music, and other activities. The current specifications are as follows:
- Processor: Single Core (Pentium IV 2.8 GHz or faster, Athlon 64 3200+ or faster)
- 2 GB of RAM
- Hard drive: 40-80 GB
- DVD-RW (occasionally we still use DVD-ROMs)
- Comes with: 15" or 17" flatscreen, keyboard, mouse, pair of speakers
Adoption Policy: Members of the adoption program can get their first computer after 24 hours of volunteer work. Subsequent computers can be obtained only once per year, after another 24 hours of service.
Please Note: Adoption Boxes are the only systems we offer through the Adoption Program. You cannot volunteer for components, other kinds of systems, or laptops. Neither the Adoption Box nor any of its components have monetary value in the store: you cannot trade, modify, or deduct value from the Box or its peripherals in any way to pay for items in the store. The Adoption Box is given on a take-it-or-leave-it basis.