Important Moving Update

Moving Update

As you might have noticed, Free I.T. is planning a move to Homewood Hills shopping center! Here’s everything you need to know:

Hours will continue normally at the current location (160 Winston Dr.) through Friday, October 14th.
That Friday will be that last day to donate, shop, or get tech support for two weeks, so if you’ve been meaning to come by and pick up one of our sale monitors, do it quick!

Donations, sales, and tech support will resume on Friday, October 28th!
That Friday will be our grand opening in the Homewood Hills Shopping Center (2465 Jefferson Rd.).

The big move is going down on the weekend of the 15th and 16th.
If you’re a current volunteer and want to help out, email for more information.

Volunteer hours will remain the same (sort of).
For those that have been to orientation and signed the liability waiver, volunteer hours will remain the same, but will be held at Homewood Hills starting on Wednesday, October 19th. We might not have our time clock system up yet, but there will be a paper system in place so you are credited for all your hours. No worries there!

Want to help out but haven’t volunteered before?
Meet us in the Homewood Hills location on Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30p! We’ll be hosting the very first new-volunteer orientation at the new location then.

This year’s annual meeting will be held Friday, October 26th at 8p in Homewood Hills.
Come celebrate a successful move as Free I.T. staff elect board members for the next term. There’s going to be food!

We’ve been posting pictures of our progress to social media, so keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter! As always, if you have any questions, send them over to


Monitor Sale

MONITOR MADNESS! Free I.T. Athens still has A TON of monitors, so the monitor sale has been extended. Monitors 19″ and below are now $10 off! Get a monitor for as little as $10 bucks on Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday until Monitor Madness ends.

monitor sale at free i.t. athens
$10 off monitors 19″ and below!

Come to Free I.T. Athens Wednesday between 6p and 8p, Friday between 3p and 7p, or Sunday 1p and 5p to pick up your monitor (19″ or smaller) and get $10 off.

Looking for a monitor project? Here are some fun ones we found floating around the interwebs:

Don’t forget to share snapshots of how you use your refurbished monitors on the Free I.T. Athens Facebook page or tag @FreeITAthens on Twitter.

VirtualBox Presentation

FRITA Noob*-Hour:  VirtualBox
Wed., 3 Aug, 7-7:45 PM, Free IT Athens

Ever wanted to …learn more about GNU/Linux without worrying about breaking your system?  …try out a new distro, but didn’t have a computer you could install it on?  …keep an old version of an OS (free only, of course!) around for an old, beloved program?  VirtualBox can help!  VirtualBox ( is free, open source software that allows you to create virtual computers that will run inside your regular computer’s operating system.  In this presentation, you will learn the very basics of using VirtualBox to create your own virtual computers.

* Noob is nerd-speak for someone very new to a subject.  It is an abbreviated version of the word “newbie”.  It can be spelled in many creative ways, such as:  n00b, |\|o06, etc.  It is a neutral term, not generally pejorative, and often used affectionately.

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