Understanding Linux: A Free Computer Operating System

If you have access to a laptop or computer, you have likely heard of the computer operating system Microsoft Windows. However, did you know that there is a free operating system for computers called Linux? Continue reading below to learn more! What is Linux? Linux is a free operating system for computers. For Computer Reach customers, Linux replaces Microsoft Windows with a lighter-weight operating system that looks similar but runs much quicker on the older computers we refurbish. Out in the world, companies use Linux to run servers, appliances, smartphones, and more because it is so customizable and...

Bethlehem Center School District Receives Donation of 40 Computers

Coordinated by our Lead Tech David Mitchell, Computer Reach successfully donated and shipped three pallets of technology to the Bethlehem Center School District in July. Made possible through a generous donation received from Uber Advanced Technologies Group (Uber), the school district received 40 CPUs, monitors, keyboards, and mice at no cost. The Bethlehem Center School District is located in Fredericktown, Pennsylvania, serving an average of 1,194 students in pre-k and grades K-12. Through this donation, Computer Reach and Uber hope to increase student and teacher access to digital technologies. Thank you,...

12 iMacs Donated to Butler Area School District

Loading our vehicles for the drive on May 5th, Computer Reach visited the Butler Area School District to deliver 12 iMac All-in-One Desktop Monitors. This donation was in an effort to support students' digital success in the classroom, made possible through a charitable donation made by the Estate of Margery L. Himes. Thank you to the Estate of Margery L. Himes for making this donation possible and for enriching the lives of students. Computer Reach will work to assist schools with their new technology, providing one year of free phone support provided by our Executive Director, Dave...

Virginia STAR/FEMA Donates 752 Units to Computer Reach

On March 26, 2019, Computer Reach Executive Director Dave Sevick and Operations Manager Kyle Spangler traveled to Virginia to receive computer donations from our AFTRR partner organization, Virginia STAR. Virginia STAR received a bulk donation of computers from FEMA and, due to the large number of individual pieces, was not able to process all of the donations themselves. To make the best use of excess donations, Virginia STAR reached out to Computer Reach. Through this connection, Computer Reach received 626 PC laptops and 126 PC desktop towers, totaling 752 central processing units received...