Category Archives: Linux

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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Feisty Fawn. Today is the day!

UbuntuStudio – Ubuntu Wiki NOTICE! I have Feisty up and running…..so far so good.  I am working on getting all of the codecs and Firefox plugins installed.

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Boing Boing: Linux reduces e-waste by 50%

Boing Boing: Linux reduces e-waste by 50% Save the environment….go open source, and be a nerd like me 🙂 I’m a PC, I’m MAC, …I’m LINUX.

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Dell To Sell Linux PCs

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,129363-c,linux/article.html After collecting some 1,800 new product and service ideas from IT users and customers using an online “suggestion box,” Dell Inc. has announced that it’s taking the user suggestions seriously and will soon debut and sell a new line … Continue reading

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Internet Station Manager is Working!

Thanks to the help of Mark at the Michigan Library Consortium, and the ISM team at GRPL, I finally have a functioning ISM server! This may not seem like a big deal to you, but to me it is a … Continue reading

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Linux nerd buddy 2

Ok, once again, I am wishing for a Linux nerd buddy….or perhaps a Linux nerd for hire. I have been working on installing and configuring GRPL’s ISM to manage our public work stations. After weeks of tinkering with FreeBSD and … Continue reading

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