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Old 04-16-2011, 12:09 PM   #1
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Cool cyber cafe help


hey experts..
i need a advice//
i have 10 pc system cafe which was previosuly running on windows but now because of its continues maintenance on licenses i m planing to switch to make linux pc in cafe..

was is the success?
how fesible it is?
any thing i need to take care of?
any documentation reagrding the same:
n yes these system were previously runing on wifi network so i wanna keep it wireless..
so need guidance based on same..
 
Old 04-16-2011, 12:40 PM   #2
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It is completely feasible. Linux is a very powerful operating system. There are several desktops that are very intuitive. It may look a bit different to your customers, but that is simply a comfort factor. You'd have the same issue if you suddenly swapped in a bunch of Macs. Boot up one of your systems on live CD and experiment for a while. You'll can still boot back to your original Windows system if you need to. Give your customers an opportunity to try it out. Find a regular customer and get their feedback. Explain the benefits.
 
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:17 PM   #3
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Ok, working with people can be difficult, but if you can get feedback from a regular client you may know what you're going to face on your regular basis. Linux can be easy to learn and as stickman said, very intuitive, plus there are several distros especially made to work on Cyber Cafés PCs (Zencafe, Loculinux, etc.).
 
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:20 PM   #4
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thanks you dude..
well i also wanna ask like we have couples of softwares in windows who deal with time management in cafe..
something lke cafepro:
but i havnt came across like this in linux..
cud u guide for the same...>>>

suggest me some gud wifi router to run pc <25 ..
also about access restriction in for the user ..
like not to use terminal or client end restriction..
 
Old 04-16-2011, 01:23 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by nicolasjengler View Post
Ok, working with people can be difficult, but if you can get feedback from a regular client you may know what you're going to face on your regular basis. Linux can be easy to learn and as stickman said, very intuitive, plus there are several distros especially made to work on Cyber Cafés PCs (Zencafe, Loculinux, etc.).

lol i was typing ma question about the same cafe pro destro so is it same gui based..
coz i m familiar with al the destro of ubu.. mint .. open suse..
but was confused about software support for the office...
also is there any legal formality i need to do like i did it for my windows based cafe:::
i m in india..
 
Old 04-16-2011, 01:32 PM   #6
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You might also want to look at allowing other people to use their own equipent to access your Internet connection for a fee. If this interests you then you should look into open source replacement firmware for various wireless routers. This replacement firmware can add a lot of functions to a wireless router.

Look up DD-WRT, Open-WRT and Chilispot.

http://www.chillispot.info/
 
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:28 AM   #7
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stress_junkie: well i dont wanna give net for free coz it may utilize my bandwidth n so forth..
i m india we get low bandwidth///
so gotta work like that i guesss??
 
  


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