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RE: [K12OSN] Given this situation, why bother continue with LTSP?



>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bill Kendrick
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 3:18 PM
>> 
>> One day I was at my local library, talking to the librarian there
>> about Linux (our LUG meets there, and a lot of the folks at the
>> library are pretty keen on the whole Open Source movement).
>> 
>> As I was talking to her, some little kid came up to complain that
>> the computer next to him kept putting up pornographic pop-up ads.
>> (I'm not even sure anyone was USING that PC.)
>> 
>> It's running Windows, of course.  An LTSP system (or at LEAST
>> stand-alone Linux boxes) would make perfect sense here, but sadly,
>> it's not a decision that library can make on its own.  The county
>> is in charge.
>> 
>> I believe they had to just turn off that computer, put an "OUT OF
>> ORDER" sign on it, and probably wait a week for the county library
>> IT folks to come in and fix it.  Ugh. :^P

I think it's been mentioned before but the Howard County (Maryland) 
library switched to Linux over a year ago.  Brian Auger wrote a great
article for the Library Journal about their experiences.

http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA406008

You might share that with your librarian acquaintance and see if they
can get anything started.

-- 
Henry


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