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Operating on a Budget: Ubuntu for Libraries

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Operating on a Budget: Ubuntu for Libraries

  1. 1. Operating on a budget: Ubuntu for libraries Nicole c. engard http://web2learning.net Wednesday, June 30, 2010
  2. 2. Operating on a budget • Ubuntu is an open source operating system • based on the linux framework • available for download for free • install on as many machines as you want • no extra licensing fees Wednesday, June 30, 2010
  3. 3. what is open source • open source software is software that comes with the freedom to use, modify, improve upon and redistribute for any purpose • open source is developed in a collaborative manner, usually over the internet Wednesday, June 30, 2010
  4. 4. why open source • not just because of our shrinking budgets • because libraries are about openness, why isn’t our software? • because libraries are about sharing and so is open source • because libraries are about communities and so is open source Wednesday, June 30, 2010
  5. 5. why ubuntu • “I am what I am because of who we all are” • easy to install • Jessamyn installs ubuntu: vimeo.com/4169783 • easy to use • well supported & documented • available in many languages • lots of additional software options Wednesday, June 30, 2010
  6. 6. what’s in ubuntu • Comes with a complete office suite • openoffice.org • web browser pre-installed • firefox.com • easy to find additional applications • help.ubuntu.com/community/Applications Wednesday, June 30, 2010
  7. 7. securing ubuntu • we need to have a secure operating system on our public machines • ubuntu has a lot of security already built in • learn how to set up your workstations for the public from librarian Kevin Smith • http://ashkev.weblogs.us/archives/478 Wednesday, June 30, 2010
  8. 8. find more applications Wednesday, June 30, 2010
  9. 9. stay up-to-date Wednesday, June 30, 2010
  10. 10. pre-installed apps Wednesday, June 30, 2010
  11. 11. Office Suite • Openoffice.org is over twenty years • can handle all of your office operations • word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations • cross platform support • will open and save in one of many other formats including Microsoft Wednesday, June 30, 2010
  12. 12. Save formats Wednesday, June 30, 2010
  13. 13. Let’s take a look Wednesday, June 30, 2010
  14. 14. Thank you Nicole C. engard practical open source software for libraries http://opensource.web2learning.net director of open source education, bywater solutions nengard@gmail.com Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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