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Ibex CDs And Columbia, MD LUG Meeting

I have received the Maryland Team’s allotment of Intrepid Ibex CDs. About half of these have been spoken for already. I still have 32 bit Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Server and 64 bit Server to hand out (I did not get 64 bit of anything but server).

What is left I will have available at the CALug meeting this Wednesday and the regular Maryland Team meeting on November 20th at the Howard County Library’s Central Branch.

Speaking of the CALug meeting, this month we have Amy Begg De Groff, the Howard County Library system’s Director of Information Technology. Learn how the Library uses FOSS to improve and expand services while lowering costs!

The Howard County Library system consistently ranks high compared with public libraries nationwide. The Library is a strong and long time FOSS proponent – running Ubuntu on all of its approximately 300 customer-facing computers and the majority of staff computers. The library’s back-end inventory system is scheduled for conversion to a FOSS solution shortly.

To prepare for Amy’s presentation:

  • Visit the Library’s blog filled with interesting commentary, observations, and opinions of Library staff.
  • Visit a Library building to test-drive a Ubuntu-based public computer.
  • Visit a Library building with your laptop and enjoy the public WiFi service.
  • Collect questions and suggestions.