Re: Internet Cafe
From: ac (_at_candt.demon.co.uk)
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 21:16:52 +0100
> I know some people who own a coffee shop that has 4 computers for their
> customers to use...
> Unfortunately they have Win2000 on them and require a bit of system
> Since the machines are to be used for internet browsing and nothing
> else...I figured Linux would have been a better choice...
> They are going to let me install Linux on one of the machines...
> and then decided if they want them all converted...
> My main question is which distro would be best for this?
> Basically I'm looking for a distro where the browser...presumably a
> Mozilla variation...comes pre-configured with all media players and flash
> animation etc...
> so the user would be able to view all web sites and graphics...
> and so that I, the installer would have the least amount of add'l
> configuration to do.
> I've been using Linux on my own machines for about 5 years...
> but still consider myself closer to a novice than an expert!
fwiw suse is fairly easy to maintain, comes with most things, and if
something is missing it is a no brainer to install anyway. usually.
Security updates are also extremely easy. And it is a distro which, for
its default desktop kde, is so intuitive that as a windows refugee and
linux newbie, I could find my 'user' way around very easily. lots of eye
candy - so lots of memory needed etc.
CDs can be downloaded free etc. version 10 will be on mirrors inside a
couple of weeks now.
(The slight downside is that the suse terms allow gifted use, but if any
payment is involved, the target system needs to have a retail box
related to it. Not expensive, if an upgrade.) Suse 9.3 dvd was on a UK
linux mag cover this month.