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Kevin Higgins

Fedora Ambassador for Vancouver, Washington , USA.

Hi, my name is Kevin Higgins. I grew up in Palo Alto California during the Silicon Valley growth period. I developed a strong dedication to computers and computer programming during my youth. Now I live in Vancouver, Washington and have been teaching Linux to my daughters and to individuals who receive free computers from our Computer Nomination Program. My wife and I have built our business, Crossbytes - a computer recycling center , based on the theory that everyone should have a computer and the software available to reach their individual goals.

Our clients range from middle school students to senior citizens. Fedora has allowed us to open a whole new world to many people. These individuals have not only learned to use Fedora in their everyday lives they have learned the inner workings of the system allowing them to continue growing as computer users. They enjoy learning new programs and they rest assured in the security and stability that Fedora offers them.

Our goal is to rebuild and refurbish used computers and put them in the hands of children that could not otherwise afford them. Through our Computer Nomination Program each nominated student receives a complete computer system from Crossbytes with a custom spin of Fedora consisting of a internet ready Computer, Monitor, keyboard, mouse, printer when available. All of the computers and printers come from people within the community who have donated them to our computer recycling center.

Everyone who has migrated to Fedora from other operating systems are impressed with the security and ease of use. We want to continue educating individuals about Fedora and promoting Fedora to everyone who desires to learn. Not one person has converted back to their old operating system. They have referred their friends and family to us for Fedora systems and education.

The foundation for the Fedora Surge I have envisioned has been laid. As we progress with our goals we foresee the surge becoming a wave. Linux touches so many different age groups in so many different ways that numerous education opportunities arise. We are ready for each new adventure and opportunity as they become available.

We are now looking to becoming a registered 501(c)(3) if funds permit.


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