Monday, February 14th, 2011

Deepwoods Software announces a download page

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Deepwoods Software now has a page for all of the downloads available from Deepwoods Software. The page is at the URL This page shows the most popular downloads and also lists the main categories of downloadable files. Downloads can be searched or browsed by category and sub-category.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Home Librarian V3.0b2 Released

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Home Librarian Version 3.0b2 released. This is a minor update that fixes a problem with the MS-Windows version. Visit the download page to download a copy today!

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Setting up thin Clients At The Wendell Free Library: Part 4

By RobertHeller | Filed in Linux Articles | One comment

One of the services that many public libraries provide is computer access, both for local applications and access to Internet services. The Wendell Free Library provides these services with thin Linux workstations. These workstations provide a web browser (Firefox), for access to web sites of all sorts and also provide a number of local applications, including an office suite (OpenOffice), plus several other applications, including a movie player (MPlayer), an image editing program (GIMP), and a large collection of games.

Using thin clients reduces energy costs, creates a uniform environment that only needs to be updated in one place, on the server, and quieter operation. This article describes the setup and configuration of these thin clients at the Wendell Free Library and covers the step-by-step process of setting up the server and the client machines and includes the process from installing the base system on the server to configuring the PXE boot process to user authentication and management.