From the Canyon Edge -- :-Dustin

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Ubuntu and an Eagle Scout Candidate

I never made it to Boy Scout status.  I had a lot of fun as a Cub Scout and as a Webelos, but at about 10 years old, I opted out, in favor of spending as much time as possible hunting and fishing in the swamps of south Louisiana with my dad and my uncles.

But I have always had considerable respect for my friends who made it all the way to Eagle Scout.

Dr. Valerie Taylor, the head of the Computer Science department at my alma mater, Texas A&M University shared this story with me recently, and I really enjoyed it.  I thought I would pass it along, here, to Planet Ubuntu...

In short, Eagle Scout candidate Raymond Westbrook of Boy Scout Troop 534 from Chicago, IL built a computer lab from 6 recycled PCs and running Ubuntu 10.04.  The lab is now available to members of the community, particularly the youth.

I thought this was a pretty cool story, and a fun way to start the year.

Happy New Year,