[Wine] Cyber Cafe Pro on Linux

Mitchell Mebane mitchell.mebane at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 19:15:41 CST 2006

One option for making Windows less annoying is Deep Freeze 
(http://www.faronics.com/html/deepfreeze.asp), which lets you simply 
reboot and have everything back in proper working order.

Edward Savage wrote:
> I'm going to get eaten alive for this though depending on your 
> requirements it might be a better idea to stick with Windows and 
> really lock down your installation.  I've been directly involved in 
> two Linux migrations for Internet Cafes (and advised on several 
> others) - one successful (net cafe) and the other unsuccessful (gaming 
> cafe) - and in both cases it was more trouble than it was worth.  The 
> problem isn't the software it is the users; When they go to use the 
> software they notice, for example, that they aren't using IE and when 
> they come up to some page that doesn't display perfectly problems 
> occur.  There are many more examples that just make the mind hurt.  So 
> unless this Cycber Cafe Pro provides _everything_ you really need to 
> be asking yourself if you really want to open this can of worms. 
> On 12/5/06, *vulani mabunda* <vulani at mac.com <mailto:vulani at mac.com>> 
> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     I'm running an internet cafe using Cyber Cafe Pro software. This
>     software is design soley for Windows platforms. We're constantly
>     experiencing problems with Windows with regards to viruses and
>     stability issues. Recently, we lost all our data and had to
>     re-install.
>     May you please help us in flawlessly porting this application so
>     that it can run on Linux both on the server and client sides. If
>     this happens, it could mean an end to our nightmare with Windows!
>     We have already tried Open Kiosk (which natively runs on Linux)
>     prior to making my request. Open Kiosk is free but is not advanced
>     enough to meet our requirements. For example, it can't allow us to
>     control and charge for excessive bandwidth. We've done extensive
>     research on what is available and so far Cyber Cafe Pro seems to
>     meet all our requirements with the exception of running only on
>     Windows. Hodoman works on Linux but isn't as advanced as Cyber
>     Cafe Pro is.
>     This is the reason why we are interested in trying to get Cyber
>     Cafe Pro to work on Linux. Cyber Cafe Pro people aren't interested
>     in assisting us with regards to porting their application to Windows.
>     Regards
>     Vulani Mabunda
>     CEO
>     Internet CAfe Jack
>     South Africa
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