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Practical Open Source Software for Libraries by Nicole Engard

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Open source for day to day operations

In every business there is a set of operations that must be completed. In today’s world, these operations often include the use of a computer. This means that everyone in the workplace must have the same or similar applications on their machines so that they can easily share information back and forth.

Operating system

The one piece of software you need on every computer in your organization is an operating system. When it comes to operating systems, we’ve all heard of (and probably have some experience with) Microsoft Windows™. Windows is so prevalent in the operating system market that there are some people who think it powers all computers. However, as we’ve learned in earlier chapters, Windows is ...

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