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----- Forwarded message from dmezee <djdavemezee@earthlink.net> -----

Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 16:25:08 -0500
From: dmezee <djdavemezee@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [PenLUG] [fwd] Computers for Hurricane Katrina update
To: Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net>
Cc: penlug-members@penlug.org

I know I'm a little late responding but....

very small complete live-cd distribution (50mb) with extremely minimal hardware requirements. I've been using this for a couple years. It works on every old, dusty, out of date computer that is able to boot from CD that I have tried. Even as minimal as P1 (99mhz) 64mb RAM. Firefox is included in the base iso (although runs pretty slow on a 99mhz). 

Although I have not tried, it's what its name implies. An internet kiosk (Firefox I believe).

Hope I'm not too late :)


On Fri, 21 Oct 2005 01:05:02 -0700
Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net> wrote:

> (For those unfamiliar, some folks at UC Davis are rounding up some
> spare computers to be used as web kiosks at shelters for Katrina victims,
> so they can get in touch with family/etc.  They're hoping the LUGs can help,
> and are currently looking for a distro or bootable CD that could be used
> to quickly turn blank PCs into usable systems.)
> Ben Timmons wrote in:
> > 
> > I met with Dave at the [UC Davis] Bargain Barn and we are still go
> > on the first 50 systems.  This will be our pilot run and get the
> > kinks out.  Once we do that we can work on more.  We do have
> > monitors as well as CPU's, the reason being is that mold will wreck
> > units above water line even if no damage is visible.  Kind of like
> > smelly electroplating then ZZZZT!
> <snip>
> > I am ready to get the LUGOD folks in line in the next week or so 
> > to load these up.  Some kind of custom CD-Bootable Distro would be great.
> I've asked Ben if he's planning on an 'event' where people can volunteer
> to help put systems together, and if so, when and where.
> In the meantime, any recommendations on a Linux distro that could be
> suitable for this kind of purpose?  I can't think of much else being
> needed beyond a browser.
> Any comments, suggestions?
> [For a little more reference, see:
> http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/archives/vox/2005-10/msg00008.html ]
> -bill!
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> http://www.lugod.org/
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