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LTR Handout

  1. 1. Open Source Public Workstations in Libraries Baron, Zintl, DeBaun and Pettigrew October 8, 2009 Open Source Software for Operating Systems: • Ubuntu- desktop operating system - www.ubuntu.com • Groovix- desktop operating system - www.groovix.com • OpenBSD- server operating system - www.openbsd.org • Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP)- thin client software, multi-user configuration - www.ltsp.org Session Management Tools: • libKi- kiosk software - http:libki.org Desktop Applications: • OpenOffice.org- office productivity suite - openoffice.org • Firefox- internet browser - mozilla.com/en-US/firefox • Adobe Reader- reads PDF files - http://get.adobe.com/reader/ • MPlayer- multimedia player for Windows, Mac OS/X, and Linux - www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html • MPlayer list of supported formats- www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/codecs- status.html Additional Websites: • WineHQ- software layer to run Windows applications under Linux - J. Baron, E. DeBaun, J. Pettigrew, A. Zintl Page 1
  2. 2. Open Source Public Workstations in Libraries Baron, Zintl, DeBaun and Pettigrew October 8, 2009 www.winehq.org • OpenPrinting- database of printers to use with Foomatic - www.linuxfoundation.org/en/OpenPrinting Vendor List: • Open Sense Solutions- Groovix Linux distribution - http://open-sense.com • Canonical- Ubuntu Linux distribution - www.canonical.com • Userful- runs Linux-based public workstations (Canada) - http://www2.userful.com • DisklessWorkstations.com- vendor of terminal hardware compatible with LTSP - http://disklessworkstations.com Additional readings and websites: • Raymond, Eric S. (2000). Why You Should Care. Version 3.0. In Cathedral and the Bazaar. http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral- bazaar/introduction/ • Raymond, Eric S. (2001) How to Become a Hacker. Revision 1.40: 3 November 2008. http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html • Open Source Initiative. http://www.opensource.org/history Source: Houser, J. (2009). Open Source Public Workstations in Libraries. Library J. Baron, E. DeBaun, J. Pettigrew, A. Zintl Page 2
  3. 3. Open Source Public Workstations in Libraries Baron, Zintl, DeBaun and Pettigrew October 8, 2009 Technology Reports, 45(3), 5-38. J. Baron, E. DeBaun, J. Pettigrew, A. Zintl Page 3

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