The winners included Hakan from Linebyte, an IT company. Hakan was demoing a nifty little micro-computer (pictured) for which he’s been rewriting the linux kernel, drivers and all sorts. Unlike the VIA/Atom boards, everything on this board is low power and ultra small. Power consumption for the whole unit is just 2W. Power is from USB. All it needs now is an application or two…Any suggestions, please comment below!
Another worthy entrant was Technology Solutions, who are bravely punting Linux based desktops for small businesses. All application software is Open Source based so no licence fees.
I am really disappointed that Wandsworth are introducing fees for book reservations. I think it will reduce the amount of people using the library system.
If there were problems of abuse of the system, there are other ways of
dealing with it, such as banning those that don’t play fair, not all the innocent people who do not abuse the system.
Plus, the fee itself is so high.
Many supermarkets sell books outright for as little as £3, and Wandsworth are charging half that just for reservation!