"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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