Who would have thought that my county government was this daring? Normally, they are way too busy installing "Traffic Calming" devices in the road to make things worse. Via Matt Croydon comes word that the local libraries are moving to Linux for their public terminals:
(NewsForge]) Over the past year, the Howard County (Md.) Public Library has migrated more than 200 public PCs from Windows 98 and Windows NT to Linux. These PCs are used both to surf the Internet and to access the library's catalogues. NewsForge recently spoke with Brian Auger, associate director of the library, and the IT team responsible for the migration. We wanted to learn more about why and how it was accomplished, and how pleased they are with the results.
Interesting. I'd guess that licensing fees for things like Office are pretty steep for (typically cash strapped) organizations like public libraries.