1. And honestly, even if people want to do some word processing and etc. They can do that on a Linux machine with open office which is, I think, ready for prime time. I do not understand people willingly tossing all this money to Microsoft.

  2. Jessamyn,

    I’m obviously with you on this – I think it’s so easy for libraries to provide great service to their patrons without spending a small fortune. Unfortunately, as a librarian told me yesterday in a class where I said ‘Go with open source’ – Microsoft gives a lot to school libraries so they have no choice in the matter.

  3. pandamans

    And then there’s trying to convince your Administration. Wheeee.

  4. Thanks for keeping the message out there Nicole. Just as a note, we are completely open source for public computers, not staff (75% of staff use open source software: Open Office, Gimp, Firefox, Rhythmbox). Keep spreading the word!

  5. Thanks for the update. When I wrote this (2 years ago) the plan was to change over everything to open source (so that’s why I said “going completely open source”). Glad that you’re getting close to that! :)

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