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Old 05-07-2009, 01:55 AM   #1
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Need a linux solution


Im doing an assignment on possible IT solutions for gymnasiums, I have chosen to do a Linux based solution. Can anyone recommend a site to look at, or better yet a software solution. Thanks
 
Old 05-07-2009, 02:05 AM   #2
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Hi,

what type of software solutions are you looking at? What do you want the software to do?
R u looking at the software development?
Give more details so others can give their input to solve your problems

As for choosing linux, you can choose openSuse, ubuntu or fedora as they have an easier learning curve. Also that depends on individual preference

http://www.ubuntu.com/
http://www.opensuse.org
http://fedoraproject.org/
 
Old 05-07-2009, 02:09 AM   #3
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Hi

I'd suggest a repost, with more detail about what you want to know.

I. e., as regards gymnasiums, what exactly are you referring to?

Do you want to know about computerised access control and attendance monitoring for gimnasium members? I. e. thumbprint scanners / card readers and associated drivers and software?

Or are you referring to a financial / memberships management system?
 
Old 05-07-2009, 03:21 AM   #4
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If the original poster is German then 'gymnasium' probably refers to the type of school, roughly equivalent to high school, it's not what 'gymnasium' means in English (a gym).

Robin
 
Old 05-07-2009, 03:41 AM   #5
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If the original poster is German then 'gymnasium' probably refers to the type of school, roughly equivalent to high school, it's not what 'gymnasium' means in English (a gym).

Robin
Teehee well I'm Afrikaans and I went to Potchefstroom Gimnasium, so in my language Gimnasium can mean "highschool" as well...
 
Old 05-07-2009, 03:53 AM   #6
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Even in Italy "ginnasio" is referred to high school (the first two of five years). Indeed, more details required.
 
Old 05-07-2009, 07:09 AM   #7
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Amongst all other suggestions, please have a look at
"school-linux" > 'Skolelinux'

http://distrowatch.com/index.php?dis...h=all&year=all

http://www.skolelinux.org/en/
http://www.skolelinux.org/en/node/2
.....
 
Old 05-07-2009, 07:52 AM   #8
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Well if it is Educational solutions and resources I have a blog post on several links we've managed to collect over time..

http://www.linuxquestions.org/blog/f...sources.-1568/

Everything from management apps, to tracking, and student applications for various levels.

enjoy !! (or clarify..)
 
Old 05-07-2009, 08:42 PM   #9
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If its educational, I'd expect some of the examples from www.k12ltsp.org would be relevant.
 
Old 05-07-2009, 09:32 PM   #10
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Linux solution needed

Wow, Thanks. Pretty new at this, i'm not from Germany, but New zealand firstly.
I guess I should have been more specific yeah, I need an IT package for the whole gym ( a place where you workout, weight training, tread mills etc ), i have found a few that arent linux, that cover everything from scanning a customer's bar-code to get into the gym, booking personnel trainers, making appointments to see the sales person (to sign up), even does payroll and the business accounts. So I just wondered if there was something similar thats linux based?
Thanks
 
Old 05-08-2009, 02:26 AM   #11
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Hi,

the IT package which you have mention i assume that they are software for the gym.

Firstly i will want to ask the software is develop in which language? It is a web application or standalone? If the software is written in java or php, then u can actually use the in linux.

Else if the software is written in language like asp.net or anything from microsoft, that will not be possible to use in linux.

You can look for software coded in java or php to be able to run in linux.
As for database, you can try the free source MYsql database.
 
Old 05-08-2009, 08:16 AM   #12
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A googl search for "Open Source Health Cluib management" Returned a few results.. I did not bother to vet the results for OS requirements, and you may want to do the search yourself to see what otehr results are there..

http://www.athenacentral.com/index.p...&id=5&Itemid=2

AthenaCentral is an all-in-one software for the Health and Fitness industry. AthenaCentral Community Edition is the free and Open Source version available to anyone.

AthenaCentral offers multilingual, multi-country and multi-center functionality.

AthenaCentral includes a large set of components such as membership management, billing, POS, check-in/check-out, support for various access control systems (card readers, fingerprints, ...), personal training, prevention center, courses/planning/reservation, marketing, mailing, SMS, statistics, intranet, ...

This solution dioes require a Windows server to host hte application, but the Web and database can be hosted on Linux.






So yes there are solutions out there..

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