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Junior High students build their own Ubuntu computers

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The Confalonieri Public Junior High School in Monza, Northern Italy set up a really interesting and original optional course for its students. I contacted the two teachers who run the course, Fabio Frittoli and Francesco De Gennaro to know something more.

Stop: What's the course subject?

F&F: The course consists of five afternoon meetings, during two hours each, in which the students build one computer per participant with these characteristics:

CPU: AMD Sempron 140
RAM: 2 GB DDR2 800
Hard disk: SATA 160gb
Motherboard: Asrock m68 with integrated audio, video and Ethernet ports
DVD burner
Mid tower case
the Free as in Freedom Ubuntu operating system

Stop: How many students participated?

F&F: We had 16 students of the Third Classes (13 yrs old) and 20 of the Second Classes (12 yrs old), including several foreign students and one with a minor cognitive handicap.

Stop: How much did they pay to attend?

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