I work in a specialized sort of library (map library), but I like the idea of some open source stuff on there. We have R, R studio, QGIS, and Anaconda (Python). Plus lots of your typical proprietary software. Firefox is standard. I think Gimp would be a good addition as you suggest. Maybe even an open alternative to Illustrator... but probably the best for that is Inkscape... which is pretty rough in my experience.
Just my $.02.
Philip B. White
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From: Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of charles meyer
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 3:31 PM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Software on Public Computers
My esteemed listmates,
We’re considering adding software on the library’s public access computers.
I was wondering which applications others offer which your public or students have found helpful?
Do you offer any open-source programs like Libre Office, GIMP or Firefox?
We have MS Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point, Acrobat Reader, VLC Media Player, Chrome, and The Edge on the PCs now.