By: Chris Peters
This article was adapted from TechSoup's MaintainIT Project, an
effort funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to gather and
distribute stories around maintaining and supporting public computers.
Originally published September 22, 2009, this article was updated
September 18, 2014 to remove old links and outdated sections.
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