An upgrade for the virus transfer machines in the library service

johnboy 4 June 2012 4

Territory and Municipal Services informs us that the great virus transfer system known as public network computers in the Libraries will be getting upgraded:

“The older technology currently in use at the branches can be frustrating for users, and this upgrade will make surfing the internet and using word processing tools a lot easier.

“Computers will not be available for use during the upgrade at each branch, however, visitors to the library will still be able to use wireless internet access via their laptop or other portable device.”

The schedule for the computer upgrades is as follows:

· Erindale Library, Tuesday 5 June 2012

· Kippax Library, Wednesday 6 June 2012

· Tuggeranong Library, Thursday 7 June 2012

· Belconnen Library, Friday 8 June 2012

· Dickson Library, Wednesday 13 June 2012

· Woden Library, Thursday 14 June 2012

· Civic Library, Friday 15 June 2012

· Gungahlin Library, Tuesday 19 June 2012

Kingston Library received the new public network computers in May as part of a trial of the rollout.

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4 Responses to An upgrade for the virus transfer machines in the library service
Martlark Martlark 7:50 pm 04 Jun 12

What is it? Terminal server? Linux? Chrome OS? Where are the details?

Holditz Holditz 7:38 pm 04 Jun 12

Actually the Civic Library computers *do* have a virus. I know at least one of the computers there have the nasty Recycler virus, it hops on USB keys, writes itself a hidden directory called RECYCLER. Fortunately none of my computers are infected, as I never autoboot USB keys, and it’s a simple matter to delete the offending directory.

Kath Kath 5:24 pm 04 Jun 12

Couldn’t possibly be, people really hammer tech that doesn’t belong to them so they would have melted by now.

I was working in Kippax library one day in the mid to late 90s and saw a 2-3 year old uninstall Windows. The kid hopped up on the public computer and spent a very short amount of time happily tapping away on keys until I got his mum’s attention and she dragged him off, screaming ‘Nooooo! Me play puters!!!’ The computer was completely buggered in less than a minute.

p1 p1 1:44 pm 04 Jun 12

Are the machines there now the same ones they got in the mid-to-late nineties when they first got the ‘nets?

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