Ran across a reference to libraries using Open Source programs like Linux and Open Office. Neat.

Useful, the program that the library uses, sounds neat but it has the lame "we won't tell you the price" approach typical of many companies. At least Fonality sort of tells you a price.

I really like the idea of locked-down Linux running sessions with keyboard and monitor rather than individual machines. One machine to maintain per location, hopefully. Have another couple of machines at the central library for relatively immediate replacement if a machine melts down.

I bet that there's some open source programs that get the same thing done but there are times that it would be nice to talk to someone instead of posting to a forum and hoping for a reasonably quick response.