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Microsoft's Ecohero: How Sean Nicholson Is Saving the Earth

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Each year the International Computer Refurbisher Summit awards a lifetime achievement award in my name (it's a long story on how that came to be). This year the award went to Sean Nicholson. This was mainly because refurbishers couldn't afford to put legal Windows licenses on used equipment. Refurbishers could either pay full price for licenses (and thereby price their equipment out of the market), or use pirated versions of Windows.

Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

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In hardware life extension news, the grand award winner for software in Popular Science's Best of What's New 2013 this year is a server/software technology called Neverware Juicebox. This virtual desktop solution connects to a nonprofit or school’s existing computer system very quickly and allows older computers to run Windows 7 and Windows applications as well as new PCs. in Namibia is showing the way for providing Internet access in Africa.