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Old 11-21-2007, 02:39 AM   #1
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I need a Cybercafe point of sales (P.O.S) system...yesterday!


Recently, a cybercafe I frequent had its computers confiscated for running Windows without a license. Now the owner of the cybercafe is thinking of giving Linux a try. But without a point of sales system, chances are sheís just going to bite the bullet and purchase Windows licenses (rather than spend the money on upgrading her machines or on a much-needed increase in bandwidth).

Iíve tried Cyborg (http://cyborg.sourceforge.net/index.html.en), but I canít for the life of me figure out how to make it work! Does anyone know of any other cybercafe P.O.S systems? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-21-2007, 04:22 AM   #2
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Have a look through these: http://freshmeat.net/search/?q=point...ction=projects.
 
Old 11-23-2007, 04:38 AM   #3
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Not POS but Cybercafe Timer POS

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Hello,

This is my first post thx for linuxquestions.org. I hope my suggestion will assist.

http://ccl.sourceforge.net/?page=download

CCLFox is what am trying to setup for my cybercafe and I'm also looking into assisting other victim of the so called "Anti-Piracy" rid them selfs of the M$.

Again I have been using Mikrotik at my cybercafe for my WIFI client. The hotspot features can really also work for a cafe with Linux.

She can generate prepaid card and sell to clients as the come in.

Other options are available opensource like Chillispot, Freeradius all these can be found standalone or added to devices or routeros eg m0n0wall, Smoothwall e.t.c

Sabore Noah.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:07 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. I shall take a look at all your suggestions.
Cheers.
 
Old 04-04-2008, 04:45 AM   #5
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ZenCafe

The best cyber cafe timer I have found so far is Cafe Con Leche (http://ccl.sourceforge.net/). But rather than install the software from scratch, I have opted to install ZenCafe which is a ZenWalk-based distro that comes with Cafe Con Leche. The added advantage is that ZenCafe uses XFCE as the desktop. XFCE is much easier on resources than GNOME and KDE which is important considering that most cyber cafes here have old or underpowered hardware.
P.S. Thanks Noah; you were right on the ball.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 07:39 AM   #6
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The best cyber cafe timer I have found so far is Cafe Con Leche (http://ccl.sourceforge.net/). But rather than install the software from scratch, I have opted to install ZenCafe which is a ZenWalk-based distro that comes with Cafe Con Leche. The added advantage is that ZenCafe uses XFCE as the desktop. XFCE is much easier on resources than GNOME and KDE which is important considering that most cyber cafes here have old or underpowered hardware.
P.S. Thanks Noah; you were right on the ball.
I too opted for Zencafe having tried Xubuntu and CCLFox though Zencafe is based on Slackware still performs better but not any good on an i810 video adapter based PC like IBMs Netvista currently available cheaply refurbished.

Kind Regards

Sabore Noah. J
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:43 AM   #7
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first, DONT go for a free/cheap system. You're wasting your time, and eventually, you'll crash your system, and have to REWRITE your product databsae (wasting TONS of time)

second, DONT go for a linear system. Go for a graphical oriented system, NOT intuit quickbook, microsoft pos or myob pos.

so your choices are Radiant Systems Aloha, or ChikPOS. The price of ChikPOS means the Aloha system simply SUCKS (it's double the price, and half the features!)

even under YOUR limited circumstances i would STLIL go ChikPOS on a Windows emulator (you can get one for free) for Linux, because it simply is SO nice to use.
 
Old 08-08-2009, 11:28 AM   #8
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bunnyyy,

The original post was almost two years ago. I think they've probably got it sorted by now, one way or the other.
 
  


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