Recycle USB Drives For A Good CauseIf you are like me [and most people] you have a favorite flash drive.Â It’s not necessarily because of the way it looks, but rather – over time – all of your important information has accumulated to one stick.Â You get to a point where if you are going to save any kind of data to your USB drive, then you might as well save it to the one which has everything else.
This is where RecycleUSB.com comes in…if you have extra sticks lying around, which aren’t gett’in the love – donate them.Â Recycle USB has partnered with SugarLabs to turn donated USB sticks into portable learning computers. What do I mean by portable learning computers? Well SugarLabs created a Linux distro [based off Fedora] which boots directly from a flash drive.Â The distro is a customized learning platform for kids to learn, interactively, on a computer.Â The sweet part about Strawberry [it’s code name] is that it doesn’t leave a footprint on the host PC. You can recycle USB drives from your junk drawer by mailing them to RecycleUSB and they will data load your donated stick and send it off to Sugar Labs for global deployment. …and if we’ve peaked your interested about Sugar on a Stick, you can head over and grab your own free disty for testing.Â It’s an ideal OS for your kids…because they can run their “computer” on yours, without screwing it up. Recycle USB mentions that if you are really in the mood for donating, you can get a tax credit for larger gifts [say your company had a couple hundred extra from that trade show no one attended]. Recycle your USB flash drive.Â Source: EverythingUSB.com.