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Open Source Public Workstations In Libraries

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Open Source Public Workstations In Libraries

  1. 1. Open Source Public Workstations in Libraries October 8, 2009 Websites for different types of Open Source Software: Operating Systems: • Ubuntu- desktop operating system website- www.ubuntu.com • Groovix- desktop operating system website- www.groovix.com • OpenBSD- server operating system website- www.openbsd.org • Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP)- thin client software, multi-user configuration website- www.ltsp.org Session Management Tools: • libKi- kiosk software website- http:libki.org Desktop Applications: • OpenOffice.org- office productivity suite website- openoffice.org • Firefox- internet browser website- mozilla.com/en-US/firefox • MPlayer- multimedia player for Windows, Mac OS/X, and Linux website- MPlayer download page- www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html website- MPlayer list of supported formats- J. Baron, E. DeBaun, J. Pettigrew, A. Zintl Page 1
  2. 2. Open Source Public Workstations in Libraries October 8, 2009 www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/codecs-status.html Additional Websites: • WineHQ- software layer to run Windows applications under Linux website- www.winehq.org • OpenPrinting- database of printers to use with Foomatic website- www.linuxfoundation.org/en/OpenPrinting Vendor List: • Open Sense Solutions- Groovix Linux distribution website- http://open-sense.com • Canonical- Ubuntu Linux distribution website- www.canonical.com • Userful- runs Linux-based public workstations (Canada) website- http://www2.userful.com • DisklessWorkstations.com- vendor of terminal hardware compatible with LTSP website- http://disklessworkstations.com Source: Houser, J. (2009). Open Source Public Workstations in Libraries. Library Technology Reports, 45(3), 5-38. Additional reading: J. Baron, E. DeBaun, J. Pettigrew, A. Zintl Page 2
  3. 3. Open Source Public Workstations in Libraries October 8, 2009 J. Baron, E. DeBaun, J. Pettigrew, A. Zintl Page 3

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