[ubuntu-my] Ubuntu, diskless

Wan M Fahmi Wan Azmi me at wanfahmi.com
Wed Apr 15 04:56:24 BST 2009

Cyber-cafe should be just that. Not for gaming. Although most malaysian
cybercafes do that. I belive (though not sure) loopholes in the law allows
cybercafes to operate as a gaming joint. The rules are more lax for a
cybercafe than for a, say, game arcades.

On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 19:11, Raymond Yip <takoforce at gmail.com> wrote:

>  I am not a technicians and I am not familiar with this Diskless setup.
> But I am curious, why would your friend want to implement this kind of setup
> in a cyber-cafe?
> In my opinion, cyber-cafe nowadays are more suitable to be called
> gaming-cafe. If you friend's cyber-cafe's customers are mostly gamers, this
> might not be a suitable setup for him. As far as I know Linux doesn't
> support many games yet, even with WINE there might still be flaws. Unless
> your friend's cyber-cafe are mainly doing internet-browsing-service kind of
> services, this might cause a problem.
> (Again thats what I understand about gaming on Linux)
> Also, Your friend might not be the only one need to be trained, if this
> setup doesn't support Windows-Linux integration, the customers may be forced
> to use Ubuntu as well. This might scare some of them off. (on the flip
> side...this might attract more users to Ubuntu).
> I think a way to implement this is to "pilot" the implementation. Setup a
> few PCs with this kind of setup and learn from there, see how it goes. This
> will be a good chance to learn this kind of implementation if you can do so.
> Arrr enough with my crap...dinner time.
> Raymond
> Umarzuki Mochlis wrote:
> A friend asked me on how to implement this kind of setup in a cyber cafe
> that he works. I never done that kind of stuff before and if I didn't know
> any better, I'd just give him this link instead:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DisklessUbuntuHowto
> But the problem is, he also needs me to teach him Ubuntu basics which
> scares me a lot because it'll be hard for a newbie to maintain such a setup
> without months of system admin experience, IMHO. I'd be glad to help him on
> understanding GNU+Linux and Ubuntu but regarding this diskless thing, and I
> could try setup the diskless environment but it could lead to a lot of other
> stuff. I believe technicians out there know what I mean.
> How do I go about this problem?
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> Regards,
> Umarzuki Mochlis
> http://gameornot.net
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