We gladly accept donated electronic hardware: computers, cell phones, PDA's and other personal electronics. We refurbish the hardware and grant computers to schools & charitable organizations in our community who, in turn, benefit others.



What we don’t reuse gets recycled to the toughest standard based on the Basel Action Network pledge and e-Steward's principles. This keeps toxic e-waste chemicals out of our landfills.


We offer classes and technical support to ensure successful reuse for our computer recipients. Volunteers learn about the inner workings of a computer while they earn hours to receive a free computer.


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At Motor City Free Geek we install Ubuntu Linux on computers we build.

Ubuntu Linux is created by a worldwide team of expert developers and has all the application programs most often used: a basic office suite; web browser; media player, and more. is the leading open-source office software suite  for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.

It is available in many languages  and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

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