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Re: [vox] Public Access Terminal ("kiosk")
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Re: [vox] Public Access Terminal ("kiosk")

I would agree that Mozilla is the best bet for a browser.
Or even better, Galeon (which requires/uses Mozilla).
Then you'll also want a full complement of plugins: Java,
Flash, Plugger, etc.

Would be nice to see something better than a P/266 though;
we don't want people getting the impression that Linux is

Distribution-wise, lots of things will do.  Obviously not
much needs to be installed.

Holler if there's anything I can do to help.

-- Rod

On Thursday 26 September 2002 12:49 pm, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> DCN has come to us asking if we'd help set up a public access terminal
> (to be installed at Newsbeat).
> They're providing a better system (266MHz or so; don't have the other
> specs.) and would like us to install Linux on it.
> The purpose of the device will be soley for web browsing - nothing else.
> This means we'll need to lock it down fairly well.
> The two major suggestions we've discussed include using Mozilla and
> the 'Kiosk Project,' or using KDE 3.1.x which has a 'Kiosk Framework'
> (which means both the environment and the browser will be 'kiosk ready').
> Other suggestions I've received (from SVLUG mailing list, specifcially)
> have been "just buy a ThinkNIC" and "Use Lindows."  Both of which are
> unacceptable, due to cost (i.e., more than $0.00).
> Graham Freeman from CalTEG (and son of ex-Davis-Council-Member Sheryl
> Freeman) has also offered to help, if he can.
> He and Pete are leaning towards Mozilla, mostly since it's "more
> well-known" (although honestly, I know very few people outside of a few
> Linux users who actually use Mozilla -- the rest use Internet Explorer)
> I'm wondering - has anyone here set anything like this up in the past?
> And is anyone else interested in helping with the project?
> (So far, the people involved are Robert Nickerson from DCN,
> Graham from CalTEG, and Pete, Henry, Mike Simons, Ryan Castelluci, and
> myself from LUGOD.)
> Thanks!
> -bill!
> pr@lugod.org
> http://www.lugod.org/

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