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How to import Excel data into Koha

How to import Excel data into Koha

Koha, the first Open-Source Integrated Library System (ILS) is used worldwide in libraries of all sizes. Koha is scalable enough to meet the transaction load of any library.

Suppose you have records of your library in excel data sheet format and want them to import into Koha. But how will you do this? Koha will not let you import excel records directly. Well here is a very simple solution for you which will let you import your excel records in Koha easily. First, we will convert excel file into Marc file and then will import it into Koha.

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Review: Ubuntu 10.10 Server on Amazon's EC2 Cloud

Review: Ubuntu 10.10 Server on Amazon's EC2 Cloud

We have successfully tested the Ubuntu 10.10 server at Amazon's EC2 Cloud. Ubuntu Server on Amazon's Elastic Computing (EC2) cloud allows you to build on-demand virtual systems on almost any scale with minimal in-house hardware requirements. Amazon EC2 is a public cloud service, which can be accessed by anyone to virtually setup Ubuntu 10.10 server in a few minutes without a glitch. At the moment Canonical allows us to setup and test the Ubuntu 10.10 server with Wordpress or MoinMoin Wiki, for one hour trial, at their own expense. 

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Google Chrome OS - A Review

Google Chrome OS - Review

Having already conquered the search engine market, Google, is all set to launch its own operating system, Google Chrome OS, which in Google’s term will be a natural extension to its web browser 'Google Chrome'. The Google Chrome OS is a Linux based, lightweight, open source operating system, designed specifically to work with web applications.

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New Firefox 4 beta for Android Mobile released

Android-firefox-4-beta

 The Firefox team has announced the release of Firefox 4 beta for Android. Now you can enjoy seamless internet browsing experience of Firefox on mobile. It is said that the Firefox for mobile is built on the same engine as Firefox 4 for the desktop. It is aslo revealed that Firefox 4 for Android is packed with our favourite features like sync, Add-ons and the awesome-bar. 

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Review: Google TV Launched

Google-TV-Launched

Google giant has yet again stumbled us with its new out of the box innovation, Google TV. With Google TV, Google plans to connect the Web with TV. Its certainly not clear how the media market will react to it, but Google's ambition is to break all boundaries and creep into every corner of the earth. Google points out that there are more than five billion people who watch TV across the world and which out numbers the mobile and computer users. Beside everything, Google TV is going to be the best digital innovation of the 21st century. Google TV will allow us to watch TV programmes as well as browse web on the TV simultaneously. The best thing they talked about is that the iPhones and Android-based smartphones are going to work as our TV remote.  

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Top 10 Games for Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu-10.10

 Is Gaming the only reason which is stopping you from making a switch from the Windows world to that of the Linux? Stop no more! The open source community has been actively developing a number of games for the Linux platform, and all of them are as fun to game-on on a Linux system as on their Windows counterparts.

Here is a list of Top 10 Ubuntu Linux Games and perhaps the best Games available for Linux. You can even download these Linux Games for free.

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Review - Ubuntu 10.10 " Maverick Meerkat " released

Ubuntu-10.10

The latest Ubuntu news: The release stable version of Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" is now available for download [free] on the official Ubuntu website. Ubuntu 10.10 is an updated version of Ubuntu 10.04 and it was released on October 10, 2010. The Ubuntu 10.10 has come up with a few appealing changes in addition to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. There are exciting news for Ubuntu geeks who are eagerly waiting for the final release of Ubuntu 10.10. 

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