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    linutop

    Has anyone thought of using these in schools?

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    Re: linutop

    Nope but looks interesting.

    http://www.linutop.com/

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    Re: linutop

    So it's an Internet kiosk? Isn't that a little too inflexible for schools?

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    Re: linutop

    So Geoff what about a rubber band would that be flexible enough hehe

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    Re: linutop

    Looks interesting for a cybercafe type where all you would need is internet access.

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    Re: linutop

    It seems rather expensive for what it is. £280 euro's just seems a lot for a machine without any form of storage (even thin clients have a bit of flash memory).

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    Re: linutop

    I know I was thinking that. A lot of thin clients will run in 'kiosk mode'. I seem to recall Ric saying specifically that his Linux based HP thin clients (£130?) are capable of doing it.

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    Re: linutop

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    Nope but looks interesting.

    http://www.linutop.com/

    Ben
    Looks very interesting especially if they can get the price down. They are about 200 pounds per box at the moment. I think if the price point drops to where you can get a 15inch tft and the linutop for 200pounds they will be away. It seems to me to be a great way to get lowcost desktop functionality its schools.

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    Re: linutop

    It would be possible to build a similar or higher spec box based on Mini-ITX for roughly half the price, which according to xe at the moment, is around £191. But once you factor in the cost of board, memory, CF card, case and building it, it's getting close to the linutop anyway.

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    Re: linutop

    these 600Mhz fanless boards are £80, add memory, case and flashrom
    http://www.icp-epia.co.uk/index.php?...d&productId=92

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    Re: linutop

    Linitx is a great place for mini/embedded systems:

    http://www.linitx.com/

    I've heard good things about Kiosk CD for libraries etc:

    http://www.kioskcd.com/

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    Re: linutop

    Quote Originally Posted by leon

    I've heard good things about Kiosk CD for libraries etc:

    http://www.kioskcd.com/
    404 I'm afraid. So is the authors website www.mccasland-internet.com I haven't heard anything of the project since the initial release in 2005.

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    Re: linutop

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    http://www.kioskcd.com/
    You're right! It's working now but not when I tried this arvo or about six months ago when I was asked to research it. I wonder if it is hosted on a flakey server?

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