Category Archives: Edubuntu

Edubuntu: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

<!– @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –> <!– @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –> Well, after several months of using Edubuntu in a LTSP … Continue reading

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Open Source Software Used in the Library

I have been thinking a lot about the pros and cons of free and open source software lately. I found this chart very useful in spelling out some of the arguments, in this case the pros and cons of open … Continue reading

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New Edubuntu Kid’s Station

New Edubuntu Kid’s Station Originally uploaded by ashkev. With the convenience of the Saboyan User Editor, I set up kid’s profiles as well as adult profiles, so with one server, I am running 6 Adult machines, and 1 Kid’s machine. … Continue reading

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Edubuntu Update Part 3

One of the last things on my to do list is to set up some sort of “Reboot and Restore” mechanism similar to what happens with deepfreeze. While this little script doesn’t do all of that, along with good file … Continue reading

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Edubuntu Update Part 2

I have now had the Edubuntu Stations up for a week. So far, patrons seem to be very pleased about the new stations. Some patrons are even seeking them out over the windows machines because the applications, including Firefox, open … Continue reading

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Edubuntu Update

New Edubuntu Station Originally uploaded by ashkev. We now have the server running. We have had data poles installed in our Children’s area and in the reference room. In the reference area we are using two study carrels that were … Continue reading

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Fiddling Librarian Quoted on MaintainIT

Let your curiousity guide you… toward open source | The MaintainIT Project The MaintainIT project is working to help libraries see how others are keeping up with their technology challenges. From their web site: The Maintain IT Project is a … Continue reading

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Edubuntu Library Update

So here is where things stand with the Edubuntu project at the Cass District Library. I purchased a server from a local computer shop. Here are the specs: ATX 611 Case Black Intel® Desktop Board DG965RY Intel Core 2 Duo … Continue reading

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Edubuntu Thin Clients in the library

Edubuntu Thin Clients Originally uploaded by ashkev. So, I was inspired by these youtube videos to use some old junk machines we had at the library as Edubuntu thin clients. For a server I used an old Gateway Gates Grant … Continue reading

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