(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!
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?
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