A blazing fast OLD computer? Tell me more!

I was intrigued and excited when I saw the subject, "Get a Blazing-Fast Computer for Free" in a recent thread from the ARSL listserv.

When I realized the subject line referred to an article about Ubuntu, I was happy to see that this open source operating system was gaining more speed. But as I read on, I learned that things have changed, and from the writer's perspective, folks should take note.

Let your curiousity guide you... toward open source

What happens when funds are scarce and librarians start leaning more into the techie category?

They get curious. And fearless. And they start using their information literacy skills to experiment with open source technologies to "squeeze every penny out of the machines we have," as Kevin Smith, from Cass District Library told us recently.