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Installing Ubuntu in a Library May 11, 2007

Posted by Carthik in Friends Etc., ubuntu.
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I installed no software, except for the Operating System, and look – it works!

Jessamyn is a librarian with 3 donated PCs and no legitimate OS. She installs Ubuntu and shows us why she loves it.

I woke and saw this. Today will be a good great day!

I hope she posts a follow-up of how people in her library use it.

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1. Linux operating system - May 11, 2007

Hey!
Nice and funny, hope to know more about that library in the future!

2. Chxta - May 11, 2007

She looks pleased with herself.

3. David R. Hill - May 11, 2007

My IT friend sent me this clip as I’m preparing to re-build the server and all the Internet web stuff at our local library — he wants me to dump Windows Server 2003 in favor of something a bit simpler and I must admit it’s tempting! If only we didn’t have seven years of catalog material in Winnebago or if only Winnebago ran on Linux!

4. turtleJP - May 11, 2007

Good times. I ilke the video.

5. mocoloco - May 11, 2007

Cool video. I’m curious though, I can tell from the video that it’s Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper). Why wouldn’t you go with 7.04 (Feisty)? Usually one only needs to stick with Dapper on a server. Feisty includes Firefox 2.0 and OpenOffice 2.2, among other things.

6. Roy Schestowitz - May 11, 2007

Thumbs up to her. Great advocacy material.

7. C - May 11, 2007

“David R. Hill”

What about running Edubuntu thin clients and citrix or vmware server for the windows apps?

8. UbuntuFan - May 11, 2007

@mocolco

I’m sure that version 6.06 is more than adequate for the use those machines will get. 6.06 has long term support, so really its a good thing in a way. All they would need to do is run the updates and get the newer Fx and Oo.org , right?

Thanks for the video, I really enjoyed and I made sure to share with my friends!

9. Gabriel Hurley - May 11, 2007

Woooo! Zydeco!

10. Sander - May 12, 2007

Cool, but what is the purpose of a computer in a library: surfing the web, writing documents, searching the local library via a browser?

If so, Ubuntu is cool. But if other activities are involved that need Windows, how is that done?

11. UbuntuFan - May 12, 2007

@ Sander

I am not sure where you live , but here in America free internet access is provided in just about all libraries, yes to answer your question. You can go there to use the computers for all of that.

Windows is not really needed in that user setting I would imagine. I would surmise that if anything was being done that was Windows-specific, it would be done on a Windows machine.

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14. Mike - May 12, 2007

Love it. Good video…I am going to watch it again…

15. christooss - May 12, 2007

You should have given her credit with postin link to here page.

http://www.librarian.net/stax/2042/do-you-ubuntu/

Sorry for being smart ass :)

16. carthik - May 12, 2007

Oh wow, thanks christooss – I couldn’t find it anywhere on the youtube page for the video.

No, you are not a smart ass – I don’t think so :)

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20. pug1911 - May 15, 2007

Nice Ubuntu blog. We installed it at my library, and it’s running perfectly.

21. susiloharjo - May 17, 2007

funny video i like it

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25. Brent - May 22, 2007

It’s nice to have a job. I can afford to buy a legitimate whatever I want.

I just love the innacuracies in this vid. “I didn’t have to install any software –just the operating system” WRONG!

I would say to this woman, “Before posting vids about Linux to YouTube, it might be a good idea to know what you’re talking about before humiliating yourself to the world with your ignorance”.

I’m not trying to be mean. I’m merely observant and honestly realistic. No more.

If this is who you have to represent you, I don’t see how this is truly going to grasp the masses. In other words, the vid is totally whack dude. Why do people care about what OS they use anyway?

26. andotyjazz - May 27, 2007

Well, for me. It’s a cool vid. Ubuntu does perfectly works out of the box. Its the right tool for the right job.

27. AnzeT - July 3, 2007

NIce job by librarian.

What about any program for searching “book database” in library?

28. Andrea Vascellari - July 6, 2007

Nice video! Ubuntun seems to be every time more interesting and actually runs very well on old computers too…it doesn’t have high requirements

Andrea

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30. Bill ki Gand pe Lat maro - July 27, 2007

lol

G R E A T

dump those bloody micro$oft products in the bin where they belong!

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31. Mauro Colorio - July 27, 2007

We done the same in the municipality public library at Riva del Garda, ubuntu & thinstation! right now (after 2 years of working system) I’m upgrading ubuntu and I’ll change clients to LTSP
(supporting usb floppy ecc)

32. Jim - July 27, 2007

I think you should encourage your friends to use open office on windows and you then you can save your documents in an open format and they can break the MS habit. As a librarian myself, I believe that all information should be free and open. No one should have to buy Office to read a document.

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35. Mike - September 3, 2007

@ AnzeT: Hi, before you can search a book database, you unfortunately have to set it up, e.g. get data ino. I suggest oocalc or treeline.

36. Chris - September 18, 2007

This was an entertaining video, and as a Ubuntu user, I’ve been trying to integrate a few Ubuntu machines into our library. The problems I run into aren’t in the installation phase, but in the administration phase. First, it is not easy to restrict user access to the hard drive (maybe I could use a live CD?). Second, session timing and management has been an issue. How do you prevent someone from plunking themselves down and using the machine all day? Third, if we want to apply for state funding, we must impose internet filtering to comply with the Child Internet Protection Act. This must be able to be lifted on adult machines at an adult user’s request. I haven’t been able to find linux apps to make this easy for library employees to administer. Still looking, though. Seems worthwhile.

37. metanoia - November 7, 2007

Jessamyn, thanks for the video, and for your skills. I loved the music…Cajan…danceable. You did great and glad to see your ability to manouver around the library. As for Brent and his criticism…Brent learn to complain, and be less critical. Jessamyn, appreciated your skills with Ubuntu. Liam

38. Kenzo Kojima - November 10, 2007

Brent, I am by occupation a system administrator on a large network running multiple platforms (Windows XP and Ubuntu and a small test group running Vista). Thanks for your interesting comment.

I’m just going to point out something you seem to have not yet noticed. Everyday I spend my nine-to-five with your average user. The great majority of “average users” thinks of installing software as the ever-necessary manual task of inserting endless numbers of disks and waiting for extended amounts of time.

Yes, technically, software has been installed on the computer (if we get more technical, the OS itself is software too). However, she, the librarian, did not install any additional hardware herself. The OS installation did it for her. I hope I’ve helped you better understand the mindset of the average computer user, the largest user base.

39. karl perkins - November 29, 2007

Cool, but can anyone recommend a linux application for issuing library books and cataloguing them and users.
kp

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44. Gerry - January 5, 2008

what happens to all the files on my computer when I switch from Windows Vista to Ubuntu? Do I lose them all including all the programs I have downloaded or is Ubuntu capable of runnuing them and using them?

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Really informative video…made it easy to understand.

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