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Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Linux in public libraries

It is rare to read a real life success story about Linux on the desktop, but this story describes the Howard County Public Library's recent success using Linux on over 200 public access terminals. Slashdot and newsforge have also covered this story. Regardless of whether Windows or Linux has a lower TCO, sometimes cash strapped public institutions need to make choices which minimize or eliminate large one time capital investments.

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