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An Eye-Opening Experience

Apr 27, 2010, 12:03 (1 Talkback[s])

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"Most of us who are familiar with Linux are familiar with the advantages of running Linux as a desktop OS. We frequently bemoan the fact that others don't know what we do about the reality of Linux on the desktop, and we seem to be hampered by difficulties in spreading the word outside our own circles. Recently, I was able to get outside the circle of Linux users and perform a live demonstration of Linux (and LXDE) to a group of professionals in a conference setting. Here's my story.

"I spent most of the past week at the Innovative Users Group's annual meeting. The IUG is an organization of libraries that uses a proprietary integrated library system (ILS) put out by Innovative Interfaces, Inc.. If you work in the technical services or systems department of a library, you may have heard of them. If not, you probably haven't. What's important is that this is a conference of librarians with above-average technical knowledge and skills: most are librarians with stronger technical skills, a few (like me) are geeks who have found a niche in the library world."

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